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Jim Leighon at the World Cup in 86
Jim Leighton
91 Caps
Alex McLeish comes up against England substitute Steve Bull in the Rous Cup Match against England at Hampden in 1989
Alex McLeish
77 Caps
Willie in action for Scotland
Willie Miller
65 Caps
Belgium midfielder Ludo Coeck (right) tries to pull back Scotland's Gordon Strachan.
Gordon Strachan
50 Caps
Stewart McKimmie in action for Scotland.
Stewart McKimmie
40 Caps

Ryan Christie
34 Caps
Martin Buchan for Scotland in Season 1977-78
Martin Buchan
34 Caps
Scott McKenna in Aberdeen Colours.
Scott McKenna
28 Caps

Kenny McLean
28 Caps
Steve Archibald in action for Scotland.
Steve Archibald
27 Caps
Jim Bett for Scotland v Norway WC Qualifier in 1989.
Jim Bett
26 Caps
Billy Dodds Celebrates after netting for Scotland against Belgium in a WC Qualifier in 2001.
Billy Dodds
26 Caps
Scott Booth in action for Scotland.
Scott Booth
22 Caps
Charlie Nicholas in action for Scotland.
Charlie Nicholas
20 Caps
Eoin Jess in action for Scotland.
Eoin Jess
18 Caps
Graham Leggat Scores against England in 1956.
Graham Leggat
18 Caps
Bobby Clark punches clear for Scotland against Brasil at Hampden in 1972.
Bobby Clark
17 Caps
Alex Jackson in Aberdeen Colours.
Alex Jackson
17 Caps
Scott Severin in action for Scotland.
Scott Severin
15 Caps
Derek Whyte in action for Scotland.
Derek Whyte
12 Caps
Jock Hutton in Aberdeen Colours.
Jock Hutton
10 Caps
Russell Anderson in action for Scotland.
Russell Anderson
10 Caps
Brian Irvine in action against Romania in a Euro Qualifier at Hampden in 1990.
Brian Irvine
9 Caps
'Big Dunc' in action for Scotland.
Duncan Shearer
7 Caps
Stuart Kennedy in Aberdeen Colours.
Stuart Kennedy
7 Caps
Peter Weir in Aberdeen Colours.
Peter Weir
6 Caps
Graeme Shinnie in Aberdeen Colours.
Graeme Shinnie
6 Caps
Fred Martin in action for Scotland.
Fred Martin
6 Caps
George Hamilton in Aberdeen Colours.
George Hamilton
5 Caps
Jim Forrest in Aberdeen Colours.
Jim Forrest
5 Caps
Dave Robb in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Robb
5 Caps
Alec Cheyne in Aberdeen Colours.
Alec Cheyne
5 Caps
Neil Simpson in action for Scotland
Neil Simpson
5 Caps
Bobby Connor in action for Scotland.
Robert Connor
4 Caps
Lewis Ferguson in Aberdeen Colours.
Lewis Ferguson
4 Caps
Donald Colman in Aberdeen Colours.
Donald Colman
4 Caps
Joe Harper in Scotland Colours Season 1978-79.
Joe Harper
4 Caps
Kevin McNaughton in action for Scotland.
Kevin McNaughton
4 Caps
Mark McGhee watches his header beat the diving Peter Shilton to score against England.
Mark McGhee
4 Caps
Jimmy Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Jimmy Smith
4 Caps
Matt Armstrong in action for Scotland against Wales in 1935
Matt Armstrong
3 Caps
George Mulhall in Aberdeen Colours.
George Mulhall
3 Caps
Frank Hill in Aberdeen Colours.
Frank Hill
3 Caps
Andy at Hampden
Andrew Considine
3 Caps
Andy Love in Aberdeen Colours.
Andy Love
3 Caps

Lee Miller
3 Caps

Michael Devlin
3 Caps
Paddy Buckley in Aberdeen Colours.
Paddy Buckley
3 Caps
Willie Mills in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Mills
3 Caps
Chris Maguire in action for the Scotland U21s
Chris Maguire
2 Caps
Willie Lennie in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Lennie
2 Caps
Stephen Wright clears his lines for Scotland's U21's as Germany's Mehmet Scholl bears down on him at Pittodrie.
Stephen Wright
2 Caps
Gary Mackay-Steven in Aberdeen Colours.
Gary Mackay-Steven
2 Caps
Archie Glen in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Glen
2 Caps
Ernie McGarr in Aberdeen Colours.
Ernie McGarr
2 Caps
Dave Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Smith
2 Caps
Doug Rougvie proudly shows his Scotland Cap.
Doug Rougvie
1 Cap
Benny Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Benny Yorston
1 Cap
Archie Baird in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Baird
1 Cap
Harry Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Harry Yorston
1 Cap
Robbie Winters in action for Scotland against Germany in 1999.
Robbie Winters
1 Cap
Steve Murray in Aberdeen Colours.
Steve Murray
1 Cap
George Hamilton
Jim Leighton in Aberdeen Colours. Willie Mills appearance for Scotland against Wales at Dens Park on 2 December 1936 marked the last time an Aberdeen player pulled on the dark blue jersey of Scotland before the suspension of full international football at the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939. Representative games continued over the war time period but those games were not regarded as "full" internationals and caps were not awarded for appearances in them. Peacetime football resumed on August 1946 and Scotland's first full international for over seven years took place at Wrexham on 19 October 1946 against Wales. No Aberdeen player was honoured in that game but just over five weeks later George Hamilton was selected at inside right to face Northern Ireland at Hampden.

George began his career with his local junior side Irvine Meadow before signing for Queen of the South during the 1937 close season. At Dumfries, George was spotted by Billy Halliday, the brother of Dons manager Dave, and in the closing weeks of the 1937-38 season Aberdeen paid out a then club record of 3,000 for his services. Almost immediately "Hammy" proved his worth with exciting displays of his talent in the 1938 Empire Exhibition Tournament. George was principally an inside forward who had great natural inability, was happy with the ball on either foot and had an obvious love of playing the game. He was a good header of the ball and was also a more than adequate leader of the line if called on to play in the centre forward's role. The outbreak of the Second World War deprived George of what should have been the best days of his footballing life but he returned to Pittodrie after the war aged 27, to write his name in large letters in the club's history books.

George was hugely influential in the Dons 1945-46 Southern League Cup triumph and a year later scored the equaliser as the Dons won the Scottish Cup for the first time in their history as they came back to beat Hibs 2-1.

The Scottish selectors were not blind to Hamilton's talents and in November 1946 he received a call up to play for the national side on that Hampden international versus Northern Ireland. George acquitted himself well in the game but curiously he became the forgotten man of Scottish international football and despite continuing to sparkle on a weekly basis with the Dons (and Hearts for a six month spell before returning again to Pittodrie), he was not put back in to the international frame again until May 1951 when he was selected for a game in Brussels against Belgium. On that occasion Hamilton lined up at centre forward and he put on a superb display to claim a hat-trick in a 5-0 win.

The following week George lined up at centre again in an ill tempered game in Vienna against the Austrians but the side went down 4 - 0 and George Hamilton's Scotland days appeared to be over. Incredibly, in May 1954 as Scotland prepared for the 1954 World Cup finals in Switzerland, 36 year old George was recalled to the Scotland side to face Norway. George did not let the selectors down and scored the only goal of the game from his natural inside right position. He faced the Norwegians again in Oslo a fortnight later but alas there was to be no World Cup finals postscript to George's international career. A year later after only a handful of cameo roles in Aberdeen's triumphant 1954-55 championship season George was allowed to leave Pittodrie for Hamilton Accies but after only six months at Douglas Park George finally decided to hang up his boots.

Scottish International Caps
Season Date Match Tournament
1953-54 19/05/54 Norway v SCOTLAND Friendly
1953-54 05/05/54 SCOTLAND v Norway Friendly
1950-51 27/05/51 Austria v SCOTLAND Friendly
1950-51 20/05/51 Belgium v SCOTLAND Friendly
1946-67 27/11/46 SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 5