George Duncan (footballer)

George Duncan (16 January 1937 — 4 February 2012) was a Scottish footballer who played as a winger.

George Duncan
Personal information
Full name George Duncan
Date of birth (1937-01-16)16 January 1937
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 4 February 2012(2012-02-04) (aged 75)
Place of death Chelmsford, England
Playing position Right winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
1957–1960 Rangers 12 (5)
1960Raith Rovers (loan)
1960–1961 Southend United 6 (2)
1961–1965 Chesterfield 140 (13)
1965–1967 Chelmsford City 76 (4)
Folkestone Town
Cambridge City
Bury Town
Braintree & Crittall Athletic
Heybridge Swifts
Maldon Town
Teams managed
Braintree & Crittall Athletic
Heybridge Swifts
Maldon Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Duncan began his career at Scottish non-league club Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, before signing for Rangers in 1957. On 22 February 1958, Duncan made his Rangers debut in a 5–1 home win against Queen's Park. On 8 March 1958, Duncan scored his first goals for the club, scoring two in a 3–1 away win against Clyde.[1]

Duncan eventually fell out of favour at Rangers, competing with Scotland international Alex Scott on the wing. Following a loan move to Raith Rovers, Duncan moved to England in 1960, signing for Southend United. On 26 December 1960, Duncan scored twice on his debut for Southend, in a 2–2 draw against Halifax Town.[2] However, these goals would be Duncan's only for Southend and in August 1961, signed for Chesterfield. Duncan made 140 Football League appearances at Chesterfield, scoring 13 times, before moving onto Chelmsford City in 1965.[3] Duncan remained at Chelmsford for two seasons, scoring four goals in 76 appearances,[4] before moving onto Folkestone Town.[5] Duncan's later career was spent at Cambridge City and Bury Town, as well as player-manager roles at Essex-based clubs Braintree & Crittall Athletic, Heybridge Swifts and Maldon Town.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Duncan, George". FitbaStats. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "George Duncan". The Herald. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "George Duncan". Neil Brown. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "The GEORGE DUNCAN STORY: A Famous Galleywood Character". Past Times. Chelmsford: Galleywood Historical Society. June 2015.
  5. ^ "Player search". English National Player Archive. Retrieved 3 January 2019.