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McALOON, Gerry (1939)


Overview
Born in the Gorbals in 1916, Gerry went from St Francis Juniors to Brentford in June 1934. Five years later he was performing for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
 
At the outbreak of war in 1939 he came to Hamilton on loan and was a big success with his marvellous ball skills and his aptitude for a goal. One particularly good game was against Airdrieonians in the Lanarkshire Cup Final when he scored in a 5-1 win in October 1939.
 
The following season saw him go on loan to Airdrieonians and from there until the war was over he was a guest of Albion Rovers 1941, Dumbarton 1942, Dunfermline Athletic 1943, Celtic 1943-44, Morton until the war concluded, whereupon he was recalled to Molyneux. Less than a year later he was again on the move, this time to Brentford. 
 
With the Celtic fans looking for a new centre forward, he was seen as the answer. His passing skills were made good use of and though not the busiest of players he played many fine matches while based at Parkhead. After almost two years at Parkhead he moved to the other Celtic, in Belfast in August 1948.
 
Later a janitor in a Bridgeton school. He died at the age of 60.
 
Debut on 21st October 1939 away to Celtic, in the first Western League match following the outbreak of war.

Western League 21 Appearances 10 Goals 
Summer Cup 3 Appearances
Lanarkshire Cup 3 Appearances 1 Goal

Accies Career
  Lea

SC   LC
  Oth   Total  
Years Apps Gls
Apps Gls
Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps
Gls
1939-40






27
11
27
11 

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Full Name
Gerald McAloon
1939-40

Position
Centre forward

Born


Died


Signed by
Willie McAndrew

Debut
21 October 1939

Last Game


Honours



Clubs Played For

St Francis Juniors
Brentford
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Hamilton Academical
Airdrieonians
Albion Rovers
Dumbarton
Dunfermline Athletic
Celtic
Morton
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Brentford
Celtic
Belfast Celtic
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