Born: 7 December 1877, Belfast
Died: 31 December 1937, Low Moor, Bradford (England)
Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap/1 Goal (1895).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1894/95; Irish Cup Winner 1894/95.
Linfield (Irish league)
George Gaukrodger was just 17 years and 99 days old when he ran out for his only international against Wales in March 1895. He marked the occasion with a goal in a 2-2 draw, making him Ireland's fourth youngest ever player, and second youngest ever goalscorer.
1894/95 proved a high-point in Gaukrodger's footballing career. He was the Irish League's joint-top scorer with four goals (from six games), and rounded of the "Double" with the final goal of Linfield's 10-1 Irish Cup Final win over Bohemians. From then-on Gaukrodger's main attentions fell on cricket, and he played over a hundred first-class matches in England.
Ireland Cap Details:
16-03-1895 Wales... H D 2-2 BC 1 Goal
Summary: 1/1. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.