Hogg George Image 2 Heart of Midlothian 1898

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West Calder, Lothian born left half George Hogg began his career with home-town junior club West Calder before moving to nearby Mossend Swifts. He moved to Scottish League side Heart of Midlothian in 1892 and became a professional the following year, when professionalism was legalised in Scotland. During his time with Hearts he won two Scottish League titles, in 1894-95 and 1896-97, and two Scottish Cup winners medals, in 1896 and 1901.

Although primarily a defensive player, earning the sobriquet “Tynecastle Warhorse” as a testament to his power and stamina, he was also capable of playing a more refined game when required. He played twice for Scotland, making his debut in a 3-3 draw with Ireland at The Solitude, Belfast in March 1896 and also playing in a 2-1 win against England at Celtic Park the next month. He also made one appearance for The Scottish League against The Football League at Goodison Park in April 1896.

Hogg retired after suffering a serious knee injury towards the end of the 1903-04 season, having scored 10 goals in 231 appearances for The Jambos.

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