George Donaldson (footballer)

George Innes Donaldson (born 24 November 1954) was a Scottish professional football player who is best known for his time with Rangers and Heart of Midlothian.

George Donaldson
Personal information
Full name George Innes Donaldson
Date of birth (1954-11-24) 24 November 1954 (age 65)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1974 Rangers 5 (0)
1974–1976 Heart of Midlothian 16 (0)
1976–1977 Dunfermline Athletic 15 (1)
1977–1978 Dunedin City
1978–1979 Meadowbank Thistle 1 (0)
Whitehill Welfare
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football careerEdit

Donaldson made his professional debut at Rangers aged only 17 years and 315 days, in a League Cup match against Stenhousemuir at Ibrox Stadium on 4 October 1972.[1] This proved to be his only appearance that season and after only featuring nine times the following season, Donaldson joined Heart of Midlothian on 18 May 1974 on a free transfer.[1] However, Donaldson struggled to make an impact in Gorgie, playing only seventeen league and League Cup games before moving on to Dunfermline Athletic in 1976.[2] After one season in Fife, where he scored his only career league goal,[3] he again moved on to the play in the New Zealand National Soccer League for Dunedin City.[3] Donaldson returned to Scotland in 1978, playing for Meadowbank Thistle and latterly Whitehill Welfare.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Donaldson, George Innes". Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  2. ^ "George Donaldson Midfield". Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "George Donaldson". Retrieved 17 June 2016.

External linksEdit

  • George Donaldson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database