Derek Hamilton

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Derek Hamilton
Personal information
Full name Derek Hamilton
Date of birth (1958-08-26) 26 August 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Kilwinning, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
?–1978 Beith Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Aberdeen 34 (3)
1983–1989 St Mirren 116 (0)
1989–1990 Stranraer 1 (0)
1990–1991 Morton 4 (0)
Total 155 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Derek Hamilton (born 26 August 1958) is a Scottish former football player, known for playing for St Mirren.

Playing career[edit]

Derek Hamilton was born in Kilwinning in 1958. He joined Aberdeen from junior club Beith Juniors in 1978 and spent five years at Aberdeen. He joined St Mirren in 1983, where he spent six years and was part of the team which won the 1987 Scottish Cup Final. On leaving St Mirren in 1989, he had spells at Stranraer and Morton. He returned to Junior football with Irvine Meadow, and retired in 1995.



Personal life[edit]

In 2003, Hamilton was living in a homeless hostel.[1] However, in 2010, he was living in Stewarton in Ayrshire.[2]


  1. ^ Vallance, Matt (December 28, 2003). "Caught in Time: St Mirren win the Scottish Cup, 1987". The Times. London. Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Saints' snub to cup idol's ticket plea". March 20, 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 

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