Geordie Henderson - Player Profile


Full Name:George Donald Henderson
Born:April 15th, 1897 (Forfar)
Position:Forward
Signed:July 24th, 1928
First Manager:Jimmy Brownlie
Career Stats: 77 appearances, 25 goals
Debut: August 18th, 1928 - Dundee United 4 - 1 Bo'ness (League - Division Two)
First Goal: October 20th, 1928 - Dundee United 5 - 0 Alloa Athletic (League - Division Two)
Also Played For:Darlington, Dundee, Forfar Athletic, New York Nationals, Rangers

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1929-30  Division One 38 13 0.34 - - 21.1% 15.8% 63.2%
 1928-29  Division Two 39 12 0.31 - - 66.7% 10.3% 23.1%
77 (0) 25 0.32

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Apr 19th, 1930 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2
 Apr 12th, 1930 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 5
 Apr 5th, 1930 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 6
 Apr 2nd, 1930 League  (H)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 2 - 3
 Mar 29th, 1930 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Dec 28th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton Academical 1 - 2
 Dec 21st, 1929 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 2 - 3
 Dec 7th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 2
 Nov 30th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1
 Nov 23rd, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 4

Born in Forfar, Geordie began his career at Forfar Athletic, before later going on to play for Dundee, Rangers and Darlington.

He arrived at Tannadice as something of a signing coup by Jimmy Brownlie. Geordie's move from Rangers to Darlington cost the English club the princely sum of 2,250. It was only 14 games into his time at Darlington, however, when he decided to join the New York Nationals in the United States. Upon his return, he signed for United, much to the consternation of the Darlington board, who believed him to still be their player. As it turned out, he had not been registered by Darlington, and that administrative oversight allowed him to come to Tannadice as a free agent.

He very quickly became an important member of the side and helped United win promotion in 1929. Throughout the First Division campaign that followed he turned out in most forward positions. After the Club was relegated at the end of the 1929-30 season, Geordie moved south to become player/coach at Rhyl.

 Goals Scored
Oct 20th, 1928 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 5 - 0 (-) p
Dec 1st, 1928 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 3 - 1 (-) p
Jan 2nd, 1929 League  (H)  vs. King's Park 4 - 0 (-)
Jan 19th, 1929 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Morton 3 - 1 (-)
Feb 20th, 1929 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 0 (-)
Feb 27th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Armadale 5 - 0 (-)
Mar 6th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 8 - 1 (-)
Mar 6th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 8 - 1 (-)
Mar 6th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 8 - 1 (-)
Apr 8th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 4 - 3 (44')
Apr 8th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 4 - 3 (65')
Apr 27th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. East Stirling 3 - 1 (-)
Sep 21st, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 2 - 1 (-)
Sep 28th, 1929 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 3 (-)
Oct 23rd, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 2 (-)
Oct 23rd, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 2 (-)
Nov 9th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 2 (-)
Nov 16th, 1929 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 0 (-)
Nov 16th, 1929 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 0 (-)
Nov 23rd, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 4 (-)
Nov 30th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1 (-)
Dec 7th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 2 (-)
Dec 21st, 1929 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 2 - 3 (-)
Dec 21st, 1929 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 2 - 3 (-)
Dec 28th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 1 - 2 (-)

 Hat-Tricks
Mar 6th, 1929 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 8 - 1 (3 goals)