George Shaw (footballer, born 1969)

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George Shaw
Personal information
Full name George Shaw
Date of birth (1969-02-10) 10 February 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position forward
Club information
Current team
Cumbernauld United (manager)
Youth career
Ayresome North
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 St Mirren 68 (4)
1991–1993 Partick Thistle 91 (21)
1993–1997 Dundee 108 (34)
1997–1999 Dunfermline Athletic 41 (4)
1999–2000 Ross County 38 (14)
2000–2001 Partick Thistle 13 (3)
2001 Clydebank 1 (0)
2001–2002 Stranraer 29 (4)
2002–2003 Forfar Athletic 13 (0)
2003–2004 Arbroath 1 (0)
2004 Shettleston
Total 403 (84)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Forfar Athletic
2016– Cumbernauld United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Shaw (born 10 February 1969) is a Scottish former football player who is currently manager of Cumbernauld United in the Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region. He has played in the Scottish Football League Premier Division for four different clubs.


Shaw began his career with St Mirren but left the club in June 1991 for Partick Thistle when he and Mark McWalter were exchanged for Chic Charnley and David Elliot.[1] He joined Dundee along with fellow Thistle player Gerry Britton in January 1994 for a combined fee of £250,000, but the club were relegated to the First Division at the end of the season. After three years in the second tier, which also included a Scottish League Cup final defeat to Aberdeen in 1995, Shaw returned to the Premier Division in 1997 with Dunfermline Athletic.[2] He later had spells at Ross County, Partick Thistle for a second time, Clydebank, Stranraer, Forfar Athletic and Arbroath before dropping out of the Scottish Football League to play for Junior sides Shettleston and Cumbernauld United.

Shaw returned to Forfar Athletic under manager Ray Farningham, initially serving as his assistant before succeeding him in the role.[3] The team struggled, ultimately finishing bottom of the Second Division although Shaw was sacked in March before the season had ended.[4]

Shaw was playing for and managing amateur team Kilsyth United AFC, and also scouting opponents for Partick Thistle, before joining Craig Tully's management team at East Stirlingshire in the summer of 2014.[5][6] With Tully sacked after Shire's relegation to the Lowland Football League in 2016, Shaw joined the coaching team at Cumbernauld United as assistant to John Queen that summer and following Queen's resignation in September, was appointed manager after a short interim period in charge.[7]


  1. ^ David Elliot profile
  2. ^ "Played for Dundee and Partick – George Shaw". Dundee FC. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Forfar promote Shaw to new boss". BBC Sport. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "FORFAR PART COMPANY WITH MANAGER GEORGE SHAW". Forfar Dispatch. 18 March 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Shaw can recall the past but would rather that someone else relived it". The Herald. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Stewart, Craig (2 May 2014). "Tully getting ready for East Stirling". SPFL. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  7. ^ MacLean, Ian (29 September 2016). "United banking on a Shaw thing with new manager". Cumbernauld News. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

  • George Shaw career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database