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George Campbell (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameGeorge Campbell
Date of birth3 May 1957(age 59)
Place of birthCaol, Fort William, Scotland
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing positionLeft Winger/Midfielder

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George Campbell (born 3 May 1957) is a former Scottish professional football player. He was born in the Highland town of Caol near Fort William in Scotland, and played for Aberdeen F.C. in the Scottish Premier League. He is one of only three players to have made their debut at 16 years of age for Aberdeen FC.

He was the youngest player ever to make his debut for Aberdeen, being only 16 years 8 months old, until 22 August 2009 when Fraser Fyvie broke his record by 3 months. He was nicknamed the White Pele and The Pele of the North because of his unique skill on the ball.

When George signed for South Melbourne Hellas in Australia, he became the most expensive player to enter the country with a transfer fee from Scottish giants Aberdeen F.C. to Australian giants South Melbourne Hellas for £20,000 (AUD 50,000). This was an enormous amount of money, considering the 21-year-old planned to stay at the club for only one year before returning to Scotland's Premier League.

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