George Anderson (footballer, born 1887)


George Albert Anderson (6 June 1887 – 28 May 1956) was an English professional footballer, best remembered for his 10 years as manager of Dundee between 1944 and 1954.[3] As a player, Anderson played as a goalkeeper and made over 200 Scottish League appearances for Aberdeen.[2] He also played in the Football League for Sunderland.[4][5] Between his retirement as a player as his appointment as manager of Dundee, Anderson served Aberdeen as a director and manager.[2]

George Anderson
Personal information
Full name George Albert Anderson[1]
Date of birth 6 June 1887
Place of birth Haydon Bridge, England
Date of death 28 May 1956(1956-05-28) (aged 68)[2]
Place of death Dundee, Scotland
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1907–1910 Haydon Bridge
1910–1911 Mickley Colliery Welfare
1911–1914 Sunderland 10 (0)
1914–1917 Aberdeen 100 (0)
1917–1918 Dundee
1918–1922 Aberdeen 105 (0)
Teams managed
1941–1942 Aberdeen (caretaker)
1944–1954 Dundee
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal life


Anderson served in the Royal Artillery during the First World War.[2]

Honours


As a manager

Dundee

As an individual

Career statistics


Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 1911–12[7] First Division 8 0 0 0 8 0
1912–13[8] 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 10 0 0 0 10 0
Aberdeen 1914–15[2] Scottish First Division 29 0 29 0
1915–16[2] 33 0 2[lower-alpha 1] 0 35 0
1916–17[2] 38 0 38 0
Total 100 0 2 0 102 0
Aberdeen 1919–20[2] Southern First Division 42 0 4 0 1[lower-alpha 1] 0 47 0
1920–21[2] 38 0 4 0 42 0
1921–22[2] 25 0 0 0 25 0
Aberdeen total 205 0 8 0 3 0 216 0
Career total 215 0 8 0 5 0 226 0
  1. Appearances in Robertson Cup

References


  1. Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 9. ISBN 978-1905891610.
  2. "Player Profile". Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. "The club history". Dundee F.C. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  4. "George Anderson". Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. "Anderson George Aberdeen 1920". Vintage Footballers. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  6. "Hall of Fame". Dundee F.C. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  7. "1911–12 : Football League Division 1". Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  8. "1912–13 : Football League Division 1". Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat. Retrieved 9 August 2017.