1915–16 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1915-16 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League First Division 11th
Top goalscorer League: Dave Main (15)
All: Dave Main (15)
Highest home attendance 12,000 vs. Celtic, 5 February 1916
Lowest home attendance 1,500 vs. Ayr United, 25 September 1915

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division in season 1915–16.

Overview[edit]

Despite the First World War in Europe continuing, football continued in Scotland, although the Scottish Cup was suspended for the second season in a row. Aberdeen finished 11th out of 20 clubs in the First Division. Highlights included an eleven game undefeated run from November to January. Dave Main finished as the club's top scorer with 15 goals in 32 appearances.

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 21 August Kilmarnock A 0–5 1,500
2 28 August Dumbarton H 2–2 Walker, Main 4,500
3 4 September St. Mirren A 2–3 Wright, Robertson 4,000
4 11 September Third Lanark H 1–1 J. Wyllie 6,000
5 18 September Airdrieonians A 1–1 MacLachlan 4,000
6 25 September Ayr United H 1–1 Robertson 1,500
7 27 September Queen's Park H 5–1 Walker (2), Jamieson (2), Main 4,000
8 2 October Partick Thistle A 0–3 5,000
9 9 October Clyde H 1–1 Main 5,000
10 16 October Morton A 0–3 5,500
11 23 October Hibernian H 1–1 Walker 4,500
12 30 October Hamilton Academical H 1–3 J. Wyllie 7,000
13 6 November Celtic A 1–3 Main 4,500
14 13 November Raith Rovers H 2–1 Archibald, Own goal 4,000
15 20 November Dundee H 2–0 Walker, Main 7,000
16 27 November Motherwell A 2–2 Archibald, Main 3,000
17 4 December Heart of Midlothian A 2–1 Archibald, Cail 6,500
18 11 December Airdrieonians H 2–1 Main (2) 5,500
19 18 December Falkirk A 3–0 Archibald, Cail, W. Wylie 4,000
20 25 December St. Mirren H 2–1 Archibald, W. Wylie 2,000
21 1 January Dundee A 1–1 Cumming 7,000
22 8 January Kilmarnock H 2–0 Brewster, Archibald 6,500
23 15 January Queen's Park A 1–0 Brewster 5,000
24 22 January Partick Thistle H 1–1 Main 5,500
25 29 January Third Lanark A 2–6 Brewster, Cumming 5,000
26 5 February Celtic H 0–4 12,000
27 12 February Ayr United A 1–2 Main 2,000
28 19 February Rangers A 0–4 15,000
29 26 February Falkirk H 2–0 J. Wyllie, Main 4,000
30 4 March Clyde A 2–3 Grant, Main 4,000
31 11 March Heart of Midlothian H 1–1 Cail 4,500
32 18 March Hamilton Academical A 0–2 2,500
33 1 April Motherwell H 5–0 Archibald, Main (2), Cail, W. Wylie 5,000
34 8 April Morton F.C. H 0–1 4,500
35 15 April Hibernian A 0–0 3,000
36 22 April Raith Rovers A 1–2 Main 2,000
37 25 April Dumbarton A 1–2 Cumming 2,500
38 29 April Rangers H 0–0 6,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Kilmarnock 38 12 11 15 46 49 –3 35
11 ABERDEEN 38 11 12 15 51 64 –13 34
12 Falkirk 38 12 9 17 45 61 –16 33
13 St. Mirren 38 13 4 21 50 67 –17 30

Scottish Cup[edit]

The Scottish Cup was suspended for a second successive season due to the First World War.

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division
Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland GK George Anderson 33 0 33 0
Scotland FW Bobby Archibald 38 7 38 7
Scotland MF George Brewster 33 3 33 3
Scotland FW Sam Cail 22 4 22 4
Scotland DF Charlie Calder 2 0 2 0
Scotland MF Charlie Chatwin 23 0 23 0
Scotland DF Donald Colman 27 0 27 0
Scotland FW JF Cumming 15 3 15 3
Scotland MF Bert Ferguson 1 0 1 0
Scotland MF Tom Gallacher 9 0 9 0
Scotland FW Walter Grant 14 1 14 1
Scotland GK Andy Greig 5 0 5 0
Scotland DF Jock Hume 31 0 31 0
Scotland FW Stewart Jamieson 6 2 6 2
Scotland MF Bert MacLachlan 24 1 24 1
Scotland FW Dave Main 32 15 32 15
Scotland FW George McKay 2 0 2 0
Scotland FW Angus McLeod 4 0 4 0
Scotland MF John McNair 2 0 2 0
Scotland DF Allan McRobbie 2 0 2 0
Scotland DF Jock Munro 1 0 1 0
Scotland FW John Paton 3 0 3 0
Scotland DF Alex Perry 6 0 6 0
Scotland FW Arthur Robertson 5 2 5 2
Scotland FW Peter Sloan 2 0 2 0
Scotland FW Joe Walker 19 5 19 5
Scotland MF Alex Wright 6 1 6 1
Scotland FW Willie Wylie 31 3 31 3
Scotland MF Jock Wyllie 20 3 20 3

References[edit]

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