george badenoch - fact file

1906-1907         winger

Born on 8th April 1882 in Castle Douglas, Scotland.

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A talented winger, who made a good career for himself with a number of clubs, George Badenoch had a season with Spurs, in which time he was hit by a serious medical condition that hindered the appearances that he made for the club.

George began playing for Douglas Wanderers, before moving on to Heart of Midlothian, where he failed to hold down a regular place and and then, to the Derbyshire club of Glossop.  He made his league debut against Newton Heath (soon to become Manchester United) and stayed for three seasons, making a name for himself as a speedy provider.

Moved on to Watford in August 1903 and was in the team that won the Southern League Second Division title in his first season, in which they were unbeaten.  Badenoch was signed by Spurs in the summer of 1906, primarily as cover for John Cameron and made his debut against the club he had just left in a Southern League clash.  Unfortunately, the winger suffered appendicitis and made only six reserve appearances in the South Eastern League, not featuring in the first team again that season.

His career at Spurs was a short one, with new manager Fred Kirkham coming in during March 1907 and not including Badenoch in his plans for the team, so George left to join Northampton Town in May 1907.  There he was re-acquainted with ex-Spurs player Herbert Chapman, who had taken over as the player/manager and he won a Southern League championship with the Cobblers. 

Hit by a knee injury, George retired in the summer of 1909, when he left to move to Canada in January 1910 to join the rest of his family there and he did play cricket for a team called Indian Head near Regina, Saskatchewan.

The Scotsman signed up to serve in the 1st Battalion of the Western Ontario Regiment of the Canadian Infantry for the First World War. 

George Badenoch was killed in the trenches at Givenchy on 15th June 1915.

Killed at the age of 33, George Badenoch's name is listed on the Vimy Memorial at Pas de Calais, France.


Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Douglas Wanderers          
Heart of Midlothian          
Glossop 1901   19th October 1901 v Newton Heath (H) 28 4
Watford August 1903   - 61 8
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR May 1906   5th September 1906 v Watford (A) 1 0
Northampton Town May 1907     47 1

Southern League Second Division championship winners medal 1903-1904 (Watford)
Southern League championship winners medal 1908-1909 (Northampton Town)




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Season Southern League FA Cup
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