George Livingstone

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George Livingstone
Personal information
Full name George Turner Livingstone[1]
Date of birth (1876-05-05)5 May 1876
Place of birth Dumbarton, Scotland
Date of death 15 January 1950(1950-01-15) (aged 73)
Height 5 ft 10 12 in (1.79 m)
Playing position Inside forward
Wing half
Youth career
Sinclair Swifts
Artizan Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1895–1896 Dumbarton 0 (0)
1896–1900 Heart of Midlothian 50 (26)
1900–1901 Sunderland 30 (12)
1901–1902 Celtic 17 (4)
1902–1903 Liverpool 31 (4)
1903–1906 Manchester City 81 (19)
1906–1909 Rangers[2] 47 (20)
1909–1915 Manchester United 43 (4)
National team
1906–1907 Scotland 2 (0)
1907 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
Teams managed
1911–1915 Manchester United Reserves (player-manager)
1919 Dumbarton
1919–1920 Clydebank
1920–1927 Rangers (trainer)
1928–1935 Bradford City (trainer)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Turner Livingstone (5 May 1876 – 15 January 1950) was a Scottish football player. His regular position was at inside forward.

Livingstone was born in Dumbarton and started his career with Sinclair Swifts. He then moved to Artizan Thistle and Parkhead, before moving to Heart of Midlothian F.C. in the Scottish league. In 1900, he joined Sunderland, but he only played there for a season before moving to Celtic. He made 30 appearances and scored 12 goals in his time at Sunderland.

In 1902, he moved back to England, signing for Liverpool, and then Manchester City in 1903. He made 81 appearances for City, scoring 19 goals. He returned to Scotland in 1906, playing for Rangers for two years before transferring to Manchester United in 1908. He helped United win the 1911 league title, before retiring in 1914. He later worked under Bill Struth at Rangers as the first team trainer.

He is the only football player to-date that has played (and in fact scored) for both sides of the Old Firm, and for Manchester's finest.

Livingstne's older brother Archie was also a professional footballer.[3]


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  2. ^ Rangers career summary Archived 6 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Carder, Tim; Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-9521337-1-1.

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