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George Kinnell Squad Index
Information:
1961-62 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Right Half
Date of Birth:
22nd December 1937
Birthplace:
Cowdenbeath
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10
Weight:
11st 0lbs
Signed:
23rd February 1959
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
"He filled emergency roles at full back and centre half with distinction. A very fit player, fast and strong."".

Source: Blackpool programme, 28th January 1961

In November 1961 the Club Programme described him as:
"A dour, fighting Fifer on the field, George Kinnell, the Dons centre half and acting captain, is a cheery chappie off the field. A product of Crossgates Primrose, his strength in the tackle and never-say-die spirit attracted the attention of the Aberdeen scouts early in 1959.
He was signed as a professional by the Pittodrie club after playing a trial at wing half for Aberdeen Reserves against Falkirk A in February, 1959. During his term with the Dons George has turned out for the first team at full back as well as wing half, but has finally established himself as a sound and reliable centre half and also a dependable penalty kicker.
He is 5ft. 11in. in height, weighs 11st. 51b., is married, and his hobbies are dancing and golf."

In the latter stages of season 1962-1963, George was even played up front in an effort to strengthen the forward line.
Following two transfer requests, George moved to Stoke City in November 1963 and played in the 1964 Football League Cup Final for Stoke City.
Later had a brief spell at Oldham before joining Sunderland in 1966, moving on to Middlesbrough in 1968, a year later moving to play in Australia where he played for Juventus, Melbourne, at one stage alongside another former Don - Ally Sandison.
After football George eventually returned to live in Aberdeen.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
04/11/1959
Aberdeen 1-2 Arsenal
Friendly 11,000 21 Start
07/11/1959
Motherwell 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 21 Start
14/11/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 21 Start
05/12/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 21 Start
12/12/1959
Aberdeen 0-0 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
19/12/1959
Ayr United 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Start
26/12/1959
Aberdeen 6-4 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 22 Start
01/01/1960
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,500 22 Start
02/01/1960
Aberdeen 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 22 Start
09/01/1960
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 22 Start
16/01/1960
Aberdeen 2-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 22 Start
23/01/1960
St. Mirren 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 22 Start
30/01/1960
Aberdeen 0-0 Brechin City
Scottish Cup R1 12,000 22 Start
03/02/1960
Brechin City 3-6 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 REP 4,300 22 Start
06/02/1960
Aberdeen 3-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 22 Start
13/02/1960
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
Scottish Cup R2 15,435 22 Start
01/03/1960
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
08/03/1960
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 22 Start
12/03/1960
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 22 Start
19/03/1960
Third Lanark 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 22 Start
22/03/1960
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 22 Start
26/03/1960
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 22 Start
02/04/1960
Aberdeen 4-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 22 Start
16/04/1960
Stirling Albion 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,185 22 Start
23/04/1960
Arbroath 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 22 Start
13/08/1960
Aberdeen 4-3 Ayr United
League Cup G4 14,000 22 Start
17/08/1960
Raith Rovers 4-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 6,000 22 Start
20/08/1960
Aberdeen 1-4 Dundee
League Cup G4 18,000 22 Start
24/08/1960
Aberdeen 1-4 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 22 Start
27/08/1960
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 4,000 22 Start
31/08/1960
Aberdeen 3-0 Raith Rovers
League Cup G4 8,000 22 Start
03/09/1960
Dundee 6-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 14,500 22 Start
10/09/1960
Dundee 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 22 Start
12/09/1960
Aberdeen 3-2 Bahia
Friendly 15,000 22 Start
17/09/1960
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
24/09/1960
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 22 Start
27/09/1960
Aberdeen 2-0 Bahia
Friendly 5,000 22 Start
08/10/1960
Aberdeen 5-3 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 22 Start
15/10/1960
Clyde 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
22/10/1960
Raith Rovers 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 22 Start
29/10/1960
Aberdeen 1-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 22 Start
05/11/1960
Heart of Midlothian 3-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
12/11/1960
Aberdeen 3-3 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 22 Start
15/11/1960
Aberdeen 5-4 British Army XI
Friendly 22 Start
19/11/1960
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 22 Start
26/11/1960
Aberdeen 1-3 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 22 Start
03/12/1960
Rangers 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 22 Start
10/12/1960
Aberdeen 3-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 22 Start
17/12/1960
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 22 Start
24/12/1960
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 23 Start
31/12/1960
Dunfermline Athletic 2-6 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,335 23 Start
02/01/1961
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 23 Start
07/01/1961
St. Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 23 Start
14/01/1961
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 23 Start
21/01/1961
Aberdeen 3-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 23 Start
28/01/1961
Blackpool 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 4,430 23 Start
04/02/1961
Third Lanark 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 23 Start
11/02/1961
Aberdeen 4-2 Deveronvale
Scottish Cup R2 14,200 23 Start
18/02/1961
Aberdeen 4-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 23 Start
11/03/1961
Kilmarnock 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
14/03/1961
Aberdeen 0-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 11,500 23 Start
18/03/1961
Motherwell 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
25/03/1961
Aberdeen 1-4 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
01/04/1961
Dundee United 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 23 Start
08/04/1961
Aberdeen 6-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 23 Start
22/04/1961
Partick Thistle 3-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
29/04/1961
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
12/08/1961
Dunfermline Athletic 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 12,000 23 Start
16/08/1961
Aberdeen 3-4 Motherwell
League Cup G2 18,000 23 Start
19/08/1961
Dundee United 5-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 10,000 23 Start
23/08/1961
Aberdeen 7-0 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 23 Start
26/08/1961
Aberdeen 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup G2 10,000 23 Start
30/08/1961
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 7,000 23 Start
02/09/1961
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee United
League Cup G2 7,000 23 Start
09/09/1961
St. Johnstone 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 23 Start
16/09/1961
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 23 Start
23/09/1961
Airdrie 7-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 23 Start
25/09/1961
Aberdeen 5-2 British Army XI
Friendly 3,000 23 Start
30/09/1961
Aberdeen 1-3 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
07/10/1961
St. Mirren 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 23 Start
10/10/1961
Aberdeen 2-0 Le Havre
Friendship Cup 1L 23 Start
14/10/1961
Aberdeen 0-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
21/10/1961
Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
24/10/1961
Aberdeen 3-3 C. A. R. La Paz, Bolivia
Friendly 23 Start
28/10/1961
Aberdeen 3-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
04/11/1961
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 23 Start
11/11/1961
Aberdeen 2-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
18/11/1961
Dunfermline Athletic 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,998 23 Start
25/11/1961
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 23 Start
02/12/1961
Kilmarnock 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 23 Start
09/12/1961
Aberdeen 5-2 Airdrie
Scottish Cup R1 8,800 23 Start
16/12/1961
Aberdeen 1-3 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
23/12/1961
Rangers 2-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 24 Start
06/01/1962
Stirling Albion 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,313 24 Start
10/01/1962
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 24 Start
13/01/1962
Aberdeen 1-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 4,200 24 Start
17/01/1962
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 24 Start
20/01/1962
Partick Thistle 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
23/01/1962
Aberdeen 3-3 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
27/01/1962
Clyde 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 10,000 24 Start
31/01/1962
Aberdeen 10-3 Clyde
Scottish Cup R2 REP 16,376 24 Start
03/02/1962
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
10/02/1962
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 24 Start
17/02/1962
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
Scottish Cup R3 41,139 24 Start
21/02/1962
Rangers 5-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 57,600 24 Start
24/02/1962
Motherwell 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
03/03/1962
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
17/03/1962
Aberdeen 1-4 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 5,509 24 Start
20/03/1962
Third Lanark 3-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
24/03/1962
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 21,000 24 Start
28/03/1962
Aberdeen 2-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 24 Start
31/03/1962
Aberdeen 3-3 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 24 Start
25/04/1962
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 24 Start
28/04/1962
Raith Rovers 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
06/05/1962
Le Havre 2-5 Aberdeen
Friendship Cup 2L 2,000 24 Start
11/08/1962
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 12,000 24 Start
15/08/1962
Aberdeen 4-0 Motherwell
League Cup G3 11,500 24 Start
18/08/1962
Aberdeen 3-0 Falkirk
League Cup G3 12,500 24 Start
22/08/1962
Aberdeen 2-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
25/08/1962
Aberdeen 0-3 Partick Thistle
League Cup G3 14,500 24 Start
29/08/1962
Motherwell 4-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 8,000 24 Start
08/09/1962
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
15/09/1962
Aberdeen 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
22/09/1962
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 29,000 24 Start
29/09/1962
Aberdeen 4-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 24 Start
06/10/1962
St. Mirren 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
13/10/1962
Aberdeen 10-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
20/10/1962
Queen of the South 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 24 Start
27/10/1962
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 36,000 24 Start
03/11/1962
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 24 Start
10/11/1962
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
21/11/1962
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 24 Start
24/11/1962
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
01/12/1962
Clyde 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
08/12/1962
Dundee United 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
15/12/1962
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
22/12/1962
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 24 Start
01/01/1963
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 25 Start
05/01/1963
Aberdeen 1-5 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 25 Start
16/02/1963
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
09/03/1963
Aberdeen 2-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 25 Start
13/03/1963
St. Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 9,000 25 Start
16/03/1963
Hibernian 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
20/03/1963
Aberdeen 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Scottish Cup R3 20,000 25 Start
23/03/1963
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
26/03/1963
Aberdeen 4-1 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
30/03/1963
Raith Rovers 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 8,000 25 Start
03/04/1963
Falkirk 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
06/04/1963
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
10/04/1963
Airdrie 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
17/04/1963
Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,716 25 Start
20/04/1963
Partick Thistle 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
24/04/1963
Third Lanark 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,100 25 Start
27/04/1963
Kilmarnock 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
04/05/1963
Raith Rovers 0-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 25 Start
07/05/1963
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
23/05/1963
Peterhead 5-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,100 25 Start
27/05/1963
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 25 Start
10/08/1963
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 15,000 25 Start
14/08/1963
Aberdeen 2-2 St. Mirren
League Cup G2 11,000 25 Start
17/08/1963
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 10,000 25 Start
21/08/1963
Partick Thistle 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
24/08/1963
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
League Cup G2 16,000 25 Start
28/08/1963
St. Mirren 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 7,000 25 Start
31/08/1963
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
League Cup G2 20,000 25 Start
07/09/1963
Aberdeen 2-4 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 25 Start
14/09/1963
St. Johnstone 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,700 25 Start
21/09/1963
Aberdeen 0-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
28/09/1963
Airdrie 1-7 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
05/10/1963
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
12/10/1963
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 25 Start
19/10/1963
Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
26/10/1963
Aberdeen 3-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
02/11/1963
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
09/11/1963
Rangers 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 34,000 25 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1963-64
11
0
3
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
3
0
0
0
1962-63
34
0
10
5
0
0
3
0
2
0
0
0
42
0
12
1
0
1
1961-62
33
0
3
6
0
1
5
0
2
0
0
0
44
0
6
4
0
3
1960-61
31
0
3
6
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
3
4
0
1
1959-60
21
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
1
1
0
0
Totals:
130
0
20
23
0
1
12
0
4
0
0
0
165
0
25
10
0
5
Total Appearances/Goals: 165 25