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George Greig
Personal information
Date of birth (1871-04-13)13 April 1871
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Date of death 22 November 1940(1940-11-22) (aged 69)
Place of death Perth, Scotland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lochee Athletic
1894–1898 Old St Stephen's
Teams managed
1936–1938 Dundee United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Greig (13 April 1871 – 22 November 1940) was a Scottish businessman, local politician and football player and manager. He was manager of Dundee United from 1936 to 1938.

Early life

Greig was born in Dundee on 13 April 1871. He served an apprenticeship as a painter before going to work in London.[1][2]

Football career

Greig was a first team player for local club Lochee Athletic at the age of 14.[1] After moving to London, he played professionally for Old St Stephen's in the Southern League from 1894 to 1898.[2]

In March 1936 he saved Dundee United from almost inevitable bankruptcy. Seven months later he sacked veteran manager Jimmy Brownlie and took over himself as director-manager. This arrangement lasted a year and a half before Greig resigned in March 1938.

Business career

Greig ran a wholesale tobacconists business in Dundee for around twenty years. His other business interests included a cinema in the Broughty Ferry area of Dundee and a restaurant in St Andrews.[1]

Political career

Greig was a prominent baillie on Dundee Corporation for many years. He resigned from Dundee Town Council for health reasons in August 1940, and died three months later.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Death of Ex-Bailie George Greig". The Evening Telegraph. Dundee. 22 November 1940. Retrieved 31 March 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ a b Rundo, Peter; Watson, Mike (2009). Dundee United – The Official Centenary History. Edinburgh: Birlinn. p. 266. ISBN 978-1-84158-828-5.
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