Gordon Wallace (footballer, born 1943)

George Gordon Wallace (born 20 June 1943) is a Scottish former professional football player and coach. Wallace was a record-setting goal-scorer in the Scottish league, and was named Scottish Football Writers' Player of the Year for 1967-68. Wallace is currently employed in an advisory position with Dundee F.C..

Gordon Wallace
Personal information
Full name George Gordon Wallace
Date of birth (1943-06-20) 20 June 1943 (age 78)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Centre Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1966 Montrose 132 (75)
1966–1970 Raith Rovers 102 (59)
1970–1976 Dundee 197 (89)
1976 Seattle Sounders 21 (12)
1976–1978 Dundee United 40 (16)
1978 Seattle Sounders 24 (8)
1978–1980 Raith Rovers 65 (25)
Total 581 (284)
Teams managed
1978–1983 Raith Rovers
1989–1991 Dundee
1995 Dundee United (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

A native of Dundee, Wallace began his career in 1961 with Montrose. He went on to play for Raith Rovers, Dundee, and Dundee United. He also played in the NASL for two seasons with the Seattle Sounders, 1976 and 1978.[1]

Wallace once held the Scottish record of 264 league career goals scored, a tally since passed by Ally McCoist. He scored 30 in 1967-68 to be awarded footballer of the year by the Scottish press, the first non Old Firm player to win the award. Despite this achievement Wallace was never capped for Scotland. He followed his playing days by going into coaching and management of a number of Scottish clubs, including Raith, Dundee, Dundee United and Dunfermline in a career spanning 45 years in football.

Wallace has also worked as a summariser for Dundee radio station Radio Tay.


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