1908–09 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1908-09 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League First Division 8th
Scottish Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Willie Lennie (12)
All: Willie Lennie (14)
Highest home attendance 15,000 vs. Dundee, 24 October 1908
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs. Hibernian, 3 April 1909

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish Cup in season 1908–09.

Overview[edit]

This was Aberdeen's sixth season overall and fourth in the top flight. Aberdeen finished in 8th place in the First Division and scored a club record 61 goals in 34 league games. In the Scottish Cup, they were knocked out in the second round by Third Lanark. Willie Lennie finished as top scorer with 14 goals in both competitions.

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 15 August St. Mirren H 4–2 Blackburn (2), Muir, McNair 8,000
2 22 August Morton H 2–0 O'Hagan, Lennie 7,500
3 29 August Clyde A 1–2 Muir 10,000
4 5 September Rangers H 0–2 9,000
5 12 September Airdrieonians H 2–0 McIntosh, Lennie 8,000
6 19 September Hamilton Academical A 2–1 McNair, Lennie 5,500
7 26 September Kilmarnock H 2–0 Simpson (2) 7,000
8 28 September Queen's Park H 1–1 Simpson 10,000
9 3 October Falkirk A 1–0 Low 7,000
10 10 October Partick Thistle A[nb 1] 3–2 Blackburn, Muir, Lennie 5,500
11 17 October Hamilton Academical H 4–2 Simpson, Muir, O'Hagan, Lennie 7,000
12 24 October Dundee H 1–1 Muir 15,000
13 31 October Heart of Midlothian A 1–1 O'Hagan 5,000
14 7 November Falkirk H 3–1 Simpson, O'Hagan, Lennie 8,000
15 14 November Hibernian A 1–2 O'Hagan 6,500
16 21 November Port Glasgow Athletic A 1–1 Blackburn 2,500
17 28 November Motherwell H 1–3 Lennie 6,000
18 5 December Airdrieonians A 2–4 Simpson, McNair 2,000
19 12 December Dundee A 2–2 McEchern, Lennie 14,000
20 19 December Celtic H 0–2 10,000
21 26 December Queen's Park A 2–2 Lennie (2) 10,000
22 1 January Clyde H 2–4 Wilson, Blackburn 8,000
23 2 January Port Glasgow Athletic H 3–1 T. Murray, Dalgarno (2) 7,000
24 9 January Partick Thistle H 1–0 Wilson 4,500
25 30 January Third Lanark H 6–1 Blackburn (2), T. Murray, O'Hagan (2), Lennie 5,500
26 13 February Heart of Midlothian H 1–0 Blackburn 6,000
27 20 February Morton A 3–2 Low, O'Hagan, Lennie 3,500
28 24 February Celtic A 0–2 6,000
29 27 February Motherwell A 2–3 Blackburn (2) 3,000
30 6 March St. Mirren A 0–1 2,500
31 13 March Kilmarnock A 2–3 McEchern, Niblo 4,000
32 20 March Third Lanark A 0–2 2,500
33 27 March Rangers A 1–3 Simpson 10,500
34 3 April Hibernian H 4–0 Simpson (3), Niblo 4,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 St. Mirren 34 15 6 13 53 45 8 36
8 ABERDEEN 34 15 6 13 61 53 8 36
9 Falkirk 34 13 7 14 58 56 2 33
10 Kilmarnock 34 13 7 14 47 61 –14 33

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 23 January Morton A 4–0 Wilson, Simpson, Niblo, Lennie 4,500
R2 6 February Third Lanark A 1–4 Lennie 13,300

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland FW Rob Blackburn 24 10 22 10 2 0
Scotland DF Donald Colman 36 0 34 0 2 0
Scotland FW Jimmy Dalgarno 5 2 5 2 0 0
Scotland DF Stewart Davidson 8 0 8 0 0 0
Scotland DF Alex Halkett 19 0 19 0 0 0
Scotland DF Jock Hume 32 0 30 0 2 0
Scotland GK Arthur King 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW Willie Lennie 31 14 29 12 2 2
Scotland MF Wilf Low 34 2 32 2 2 0
Scotland DF JF Lyon 2 0 2 0 0 0
Scotland FW George MacFarlane 3 0 3 0 0 0
Scotland FW Vic McEchern 9 2 9 2 0 0
Scotland MF Jim McIntosh 33 1 31 1 2 0
Scotland FW Willie McNair 15 3 15 3 0 0
Scotland FW Jim Muir 11 5 11 5 0 0
Scotland FW Herbert Murray 2 0 2 0 0 0
Scotland FW Tom Murray 7 2 6 2 1 0
Scotland GK Cody Mutch 33 2 33 2 0 0
Scotland FW Tom Niblo 15 3 13 2 2 1
Republic of Ireland FW Charlie O'Hagan 30 8 28 8 2 0
Scotland FW Bobby Simpson 25 11 24 10 1 1
Scotland DF George Wilson 19 3 17 2 2 1

References[edit]

  • Kevin Stirling. Aberdeen A Centenary History 1903-2003. Desert Island Books 2002. ISBN 1-874287-49-X. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This game was played at Aberdeen's Pittodrie Stadium, despite Partick Thistle being the home team.