George Herd

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George Herd
Personal information
Full name George Herd[1]
Date of birth (1936-05-06) 6 May 1936 (age 82)
Place of birth Lanark, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
195?–1956 Inverness Thistle
1956–1957 Queen's Park 25 (6)
1957–1961 Clyde 111 (20)
1961–1970 Sunderland 278 (47)
1967 Vancouver Royal Canadians (loan)[2] 6 (3)
1970–1971 Hartlepool United 15 (0)
National team
1958–1960 Scotland 5 (1)
1960 Scottish League XI 3 (3)
Teams managed
1980–1981 Queen of the South
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Herd (born 6 May 1936) is a Scottish former footballer, who played for Inverness Thistle, Queen's Park, Clyde, Sunderland, Vancouver Royal Canadians, Hartlepool United and Scotland.


Herd began his professional football career in the Highland League with Inverness Thistle whilst undertaking his National Service at Fort George Barracks, just outside Inverness. Herd transferred from Inverness Thistle to Scottish Football League amateur club Queen's Park in 1956. He turned professional in May 1957 after moving to Clyde. In his first season at Clyde, he won the 1957–58 Scottish Cup and won his first Scotland cap, a 4-0 defeat to England in April 1958. He won a further four Scotland caps during his time at Clyde before departing for Sunderland in 1961 where he also took up a coaching role in 1969.

He later had a spell at Hartlepool United in 1970–71 before retiring from playing.

Coach and manager

After his playing career, he had coaching spells at Newcastle United and Sunderland.

Herd was appointed manager of Dumfries club Queen of the South in May 1980 where he worked with players such Allan Ball, Iain McChesney, George Cloy, Nobby Clark and Jimmy Robertson. He left this position mid way through the following season from which the club went on a promotion winning run.

Herd joined Darlington in a coaching capacity.


  1. ^ "George Herd". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
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External links

  • George Herd at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  • George Herd at the Scottish Football Association
  • Clyde FC Hall of Fame profile
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