Friday, 18 February 2011

GEORGE STEWART - CENTRE HALF - 1964-76

You can tell by the strip and his rather youthful looks, that this picture of George Stewart was taken in the mid 60's - very early on in his long career at Dens.
Although he joined the Dee in 1964, he didn't make his debut until the 1966/67 season, and then went on to play a total of 291 full games for the club, all the way through till 1976, which is pretty good going.
A typical centre half really, dependable, got stuck in, and being of tall build he'd often use his height advantage for corners and free kicks, hitting the back of the net on a few occasions too.
In fact, one of his rare goals was captured on telly, here it is below.
A 2-1 Dee victory away at Tynecastle, with big Dode getting on the end of a Biffo free kick - December 1972.



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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A well remembered player,who wasn't scared of getting stuck. He scored an own goal in the san siro in 0-3 defeat in 1971,but played his heart out in the return leg and got decked (possibly by a german defender playing for the italians)on the goal line at a corner....of course the ref never saw it.
I think he left for Hibs and opened up a laundry in Edinburgh.

RETRO DUNDEE said...

I remember coming back from an Arbroath match on the train around the mid 70's when George Stewart was one of the passengers. A group of us, in our mid teens, went over to him to have a wee blether and just for a bit of fun, somebody rolled up their programme into a cylinder and held it in front of George like a microphone, pretending to have a post-match interview with him. He was a good sport and joined in and answered the questions put to him!
I think wee Goardie Strachan was there too.

Matthew Walker said...

I play Texas hold'em poker with him every week, top man, if I'm honest never met a nicer bloke.