Saving layout

One Moment...

Resetting layout

One Moment...
X

Customise your homepage

default
save
Drag each panel to set your preferred order. Click the eye icon to toggle the visibility of the panel. You can reset the layout by clicking the 'Default' button above.
Slider
Statistics
Introduction
News
On This Day
Social History
Match Centre / League Table
Players / Managers / HOF
The Aberdeen Collection
Squad (Hidden)
Profile / Dark Blue Dons / Wartime Dons
Results / Pittodrie Stadium
RedTV / Milestones

george johnstone

1
Goalkeeper

Profile

Squad Number: 1
Position: Goalkeeper
Date of Birth: Tuesday, December 15, 1914
Birthplace: Caldercruix
Nationality: Scottish
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 12st 0lbs
Signed: 11/05/1936
George joined the Dons in 1936 from Benburb along with Frank Dunlop. In his twelve seasons at Pittodrie the big keeper played in the Dons Cup Finals either side of the war, and also picked up a winners medal in the 1946 Southern League Cup Final. Infact, he was slightly fortunate to get the medal because he had asked for a free transfer in Match 1946 but nothing came of it and he regained his place in the team in time for that famous success.
At the outbreak of war George went to work as a Baker and consequently was able to continue turning out for Dons' matches.
One of the Dons great keepers, who was unfortunate not to gain international recognition, he was renowned for his stylish kicking of the ball. Moved to Dunfermline in 1949 before joining Raith Rovers where he remaind until 1955. His last Club was Nairn Thistle.

Died in 1974.

Aberdeen Debut

All Appearances

Swipe to see more info
Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
08/08/1936 Aberdeen 5 - 2 Hibernian Scottish Alliance League 0
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
1948-49 15 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 1 0 0
1947-48 28 0 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 8 0 0
1946-47 26 0 0 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 43 0 0 2 0 0
1945-46 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 18 0 0
1944-45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 0
1943-44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0 0
1942-43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0
1941-42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0
1939-40 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 26 0 0
1938-39 34 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 2 0 0
1937-38 38 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 0 21 0 0
1936-37 9 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 172 0 0 24 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 221 0 0 231 0 0
Total Appearances/Goals:   221 0  
Next Match
Motherwell
H
27 Apr 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen