George Hogg (footballer)

George Hogg (born 2 December 1869) was a Scottish footballer who spent most of his career with Heart of Midlothian.

George Hogg
Personal information
Date of birth (1869-12-02)2 December 1869
Place of birth West Calder, Scotland
Place of death South Africa
Position(s) Half-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
West Calder
Mossend Swifts
1892–1903 Hearts 131 (7)
National team
1896 Scotland 2 (0)
1896 Scottish League XI 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Hogg began his career with home-town juvenile side West Calder before moving to nearby junior side Mossend Swifts. He moved to League side Hearts in 1892 and became a professional the following year, when professionalism was legalised in Scotland.[1] During his time with the Gorgie side he won two League titles, in 1894-95 and 1896-97, and two Scottish Cup winners medals, in 1895-96 and 1900-01.

Although primarily a defensive player, earning the sobriquet "Tynecastle Warhorse" as a testament to his power and stamina, he was also capable of playing a more refined game when required.[2] He played twice for the Scottish national team, both times in 1896. He made his debut in a 2–1 win against England and also played in a 3–3 draw with Ireland. He made one appearance for the Scottish League representative side.[1]

Hogg retired after suffering a serious knee injury during the 1903-04 season.[2] He later emigrated to South Africa where he spent the rest of his life.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who's Who, 1872-1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4.
  2. ^ a b Speed, David; Smith, Bill; Blackwood, Graham (1984). Heart of Midlothian Football Club: A Pictorial History 1874-1984. Heart of Midlothian F.C. plc. ISBN 0-9510124-1-X.

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