George Anderson (footballer, born 1953)

George Anderson (born 25 December 1953) is a Scottish former footballer.

George Anderson
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-12-25) 25 December 1953 (age 67)
Place of birth Port Glasgow, Scotland
Position(s) Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Port Glasgow
1969–1981 Morton 261 (19)
1981–1985 Airdrieonians 104 (2)
1985–1987 Morton 19 (1)
Total 384 (22)
National team
1973[1] Scotland U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anderson played as a defender for Morton from 1969 to 1981, and from 1985 to 1987.[2] He is 10th on the club's post-WWII list of appearances with 342 in all competitions.[3] He was selected by then Scotland manager Tommy Docherty for a South American tour with the senior Scottish squad prior to the 1974 World Cup.[citation needed] On 1 December 2017, Anderson was inducted to the Greenock Morton Hall of Fame.