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George Hogg

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Date of birth2 December 1869
Place of birthWest Calder, Scotland
Date of deathunknown
Playing positionHalf-back

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George Hogg (born 2 December 1869) was a Scottish footballer who spent most of his career with Heart of Midlothian.

Hogg began his career with home-town juvenile side West Calder before moving to nearby junior side Mossend Swifts. He moved to League side Hearts in 1892 and became a professional the following year when professionalism was legalised in Scotland. During his time with the Gorgie side he won two League titles, in 1894-95 and 1896-97, and two Scottish Cup winners medals, in 1895-96 and 1900-01.

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 the Scottish national team, both times in 1896. He made his debut in a 2-1 win against England and also played in a 3-3 draw with Ireland. He made one appearance for the Scottish League representative side.

Hogg retired after suffering a serious knee injury during the 1903-04 season. He later emigrated to South Africa where he spent the rest of his life.

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