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George Anderson (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1900-12-02
Birthplace: Linlithgowshire, Bathgate, SCO
Raised: Linlithgowshire, SCO
Date of death: 1975-05-25
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
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Team Honours: Dominion of Canada Championship winner (1928, 1930, 1936)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 6
Starts: 6
Goals: 0
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-13
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Notes

George McQueen Anderson... he was 20 years old when he moved to Canada, leaving Scotland on 1 June 1921 with the intent to find work (he sailed on the Metagama)... he was 74 years old when he passed away in Vancouver, BC on 25 May 1975... buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver; cremated remains then disinterred in 1989 and brought to Occean View Cemetary in Burnaby... as noted in 1924 in an Australia program, “despite lack of weight, he plays full back at which position, because of his ability to kick with either foot, he is a stalwart”... a three-time Dominion of Canada Championship winner (1928, 1930, 1936)... as noted in 1936 in the Calgary Herald, he was “perhaps peerless in his position in the country”... in 1950, his 1929 team Westminster Royals was named Canadian soccer’s “Best in 50 Years” in a poll by The Canadian Press... 

For Country

was part of the 1924 Canadian team that toured Australia and New Zealand (with matches played in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Auckland)...

Year Prize Honour
2015 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1924-08-22 CAN MNT Jimmie Adam [1924-06] Canadian tour of Australia and New Zealand 23
(GP = Games Played; GS = Games Started; SU = Games Played as Substitute; Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)

International "A" records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
1924 CAN MNT 2-1-3 24 6 6 0 540 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 6 6 0 540 0 0 0 0 0 0
(Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)
Date Location Match CAN RESULT Opponent Age Start Min. G A Y R GA CS
1924-07-26 Canberra, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 AUS 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-07-12 Adelaide, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 4 : 1 AUS 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-06-28 Newcastle, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 AUS 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-06-23 Canberra, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 4 AUS 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-06-14 Sydney, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 AUS 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-06-07 Brisbane, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 3 AUS 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0

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