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George Wilson Squad Index
Information:
1908-09 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
07th April 1887
Birthplace:
Invergordon
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
10st.9lbs
Signed:
14/02/1907
Career History:
Aberdeen University
Aberdeen 14th February 1907, Retired through injury on 30th April 1914
Unattached
Aberdeen 9th October 1914
Unattached 12th October 1914
 
Profile:
Tomorrow evening at Pittodrie the Aberdeen football team will oppose Falkirk, the Scottish cup-holders in an organ of the game. The receipts on this occasion will go to George Wilson, the popular Pittodrie half-back, who, as a reward for seven years' strenuous and faithful service, is receiving a benefit from the club.
No player ever better deserved one. He has been a most loyal hearted player who, in seven strenuous seasons of football, has never sought to spare himself. During all at time he has been the handy-man of the team, and no player in the club's service can claim to have occupied so many different positions as him. What is more, he is acquitted himself with credit in each, and has been a distinct success in all.
Last season he appeared at centre-half and left half, and the season so far he has done duty on the right, but already there are indications that his versatility will again be put to the test, and it is not a toll unlikely that he will be operating at centre-half on Saturday, when Airdrie visit Pittodrie. Wilson is one with a keen natural love for the game. He plays as hard in a friendly as in a cup-tie, and there is no more enthusiastic player in the team. One of the most gentlemanly of players, he deserves well of those two whose entertainment he has contributed so largely. Wilson is an Arts student at Aberdeen University and was one of the two M.A.'s in Scottish League Football [in 1913].

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 27th August 1913

Wilson's career at Pittodrie came to a tragic end when he suffered a compound frature of his kneecap in a tackle on Wattie of Hearts in the League match played at Pittodrie on 10th January 1914. He collieded with Willie R. Low who was tacking the same player.

At the end of that season, Hearts visited Pittodrie to play a friendly match to raise money for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where George had been treated for the injury.

Died - Nairn, 10th January 1970

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
16/02/1907
Aberdeen 2-1 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 19 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1913-14
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
25
0
0
3
0
0
1912-13
31
0
5
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
5
11
0
2
1911-12
29
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
0
4
0
1
1910-11
32
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
0
4
0
0
1909-10
29
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
32
0
2
3
0
3
1908-09
17
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
19
0
3
7
0
3
1907-08
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
4
0
1
1906-07
11
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
6
5
0
2
Totals:
181
0
14
0
0
0
13
0
2
0
0
0
194
0
16
41
0
12
Total Appearances/Goals: 194 16