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George Hamilton Squad Index
Information:
1955-56 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
07th December 1917
Birthplace:
Irvine, Ayrshire
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
11st 9lbs
Signed:
1938, 1948
Career History:
Irvine Meadow, Queen of the South, Aberdeen, Hearts, Aberdeen
 
Profile:
Hamilton was a record Dons signing when he was transferred to Pittodrie from Queen of the South for 3,000 in 1938. Made an immediate impact in the Dons side that was to break up for the Second World War. On resumption of his Aberdeen career after the hostilities had ceased, "Gentleman George" helped the Dons to their first major trophy success with the 1946 League Cup and the Scottish Cup in 1947. Hamilton was a top class forward with superb heading ability, and also represented Scotland, gaining 5 caps. Scored a hat trick against Belgium in 1951. Whilst he was still playing, George also ran a Newsagent's shop in Aberdeen. Retired in 1955 after a short spell with Hamilton. George Hamilton passed away in an Aberdeen nursing home in May 2001.
George Hamilton

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
27/05/1938
Chelsea 0-4 Aberdeen
Empire Exhibition Tournament R1 Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow 20,000 20 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
1954-55
4
0
2
6
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
3
2
0
1
1953-54
15
0
0
6
0
1
5
0
3
0
0
0
26
0
4
2
0
1
1952-53
18
0
15
0
0
0
6
0
2
0
0
0
24
0
17
3
0
1
1951-52
19
0
13
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
14
7
0
5
1950-51
28
0
17
10
0
8
2
0
4
0
0
0
40
0
29
8
0
10
1949-50
26
0
9
1
0
0
5
0
2
0
0
0
32
0
11
8
0
5
1948-49
19
0
10
6
0
4
1
0
1
0
0
0
26
0
15
4
0
3
1947-48
8
0
2
6
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
9
1
0
0
1946-47
26
0
17
9
0
11
7
0
5
0
0
0
42
0
33
1
0
0
1945-46
8
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
4
13
0
8
1942-43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
9
1941-42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
1
1939-40
4
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
2
2
0
0
1938-39
37
0
17
0
0
0
5
0
1
0
0
0
42
0
18
3
0
1
1937-38
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
Totals:
212
0
108
48
0
33
31
0
18
0
0
0
291
0
159
69
0
46
Total Appearances/Goals: 291 159  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1953-54 19/05/54
Norway v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1953-54 05/05/54
SCOTLAND v Norway
Friendly
1950-51 27/05/51
Austria v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1950-51 20/05/51
Belgium v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1946-67 27/11/46
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 5