1916–17 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1916-17 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League First Division 20th
Top goalscorer League: Harry Ambler (9)
All: Harry Ambler (9)
Highest home attendance 7,000 vs. Celtic, 24 March 1917
Lowest home attendance 250 vs. Ayr United, 6 January 1917

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division in season 1916–17.

Overview[edit]

For the first time in the club's history, Aberdeen finished bottom of the First Division. Also this season, club records for the lowest attendance at Pittodrie Stadium and heaviest defeat were set. At the conclusion of the season, Aberdeen (along with other clubs) withdrew from football for two years due to the ongoing First World War.

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 19 August Partick Thistle H 2–0 Cumming, Ambler 5,000
2 26 August Third Lanark A 0–2 2,500
3 2 September St. Mirren H 1–1 J. Wyllie 5,000
4 9 September Dundee A 1–1 Brewster 7,000
5 16 September Queen's Park H 2–4 Colman, Ambler 5,000
6 23 September Morton H 1–1 W. Wylie 4,500
7 30 September Ayr United A 0–1 3,000
8 7 October Airdrieonians H 1–2 Cail 4,000
9 14 October Clyde A 0–2 5,500
10 21 October Kilmarnock H 1–1 Cail 4,000
11 28 October Dumbarton A 1–1 W. Wylie 3,000
12 4 November Hamilton Academical H 0–1 4,000
13 11 November Motherwell A 2–1 Ambler (2) 4,500
14 18 November Heart of Midlothian H 2–0 Ambler (2) 5,500
15 25 November Celtic A 0–1 3,000
16 2 December Motherwell H 0–1 4,000
17 9 December Hibernian A 3–3 Jackson, Main (2) 6,500
18 16 December Falkirk H 0–1 2,500
19 23 December Third Lanark H 0–1 3,000
20 30 December St. Mirren A 0–1 5,000
21 1 January Dundee H 5–1 Paton, Walker, Ambler, Cail (2) 4,000
22 2 January Raith Rovers A 0–3 5,000
23 6 January Ayr United H 1–0 Cruickshank 250
24 13 January Queen's Park A 1–2 Jackson 3,000
25 20 January Clyde H 0–1 3,500
26 27 January Kilmarnock A 0–7 2,000
27 3 February Rangers H 3–1 Ambler, J. Wyllie (2) 6,000
28 10 February Heart of Midlothian A 0–2 7,000
29 17 February Raith Rovers H 1–2 Walker 3,000
30 24 February Airdrieonians A 1–3 Cail 2,500
31 3 March Rangers A 0–1 2,000
32 10 March Dumbarton H 2–4 J. Wyllie, Own goal 2,500
33 17 March Hamilton Academical A 1–4 Paton 3,000
34 24 March Celtic H 0–0 7,000
35 31 March Partick Thistle A 0–4 5,000
36 7 April Falkirk A 2–4 Ambler, Main 3,500
37 21 April Hibernian H 2–1 Main, W. Wylie 5,000
38 28 April Morton A 0–2 3,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
18 Queen's Park 38 11 7 20 56 81 –25 29
19 Raith Rovers 38 8 7 23 42 91 –49 23
20 ABERDEEN 38 7 7 24 36 68 –32 21

Scottish Cup[edit]

The Scottish Cup was suspended this season because of the First World War.

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division
Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland FW Harry Ambler 32 9 32 9
Scotland GK George Anderson 38 0 38 0
Scotland MF George Brewster 20 1 20 1
Scotland FW Sam Cail 31 5 31 5
Scotland DF Charlie Calder 35 0 35 0
Scotland DF Donald Colman 23 1 23 1
Scotland MF Willie Cruickshank 13 1 13 1
Scotland FW JF Cumming 11 1 11 1
Scotland FW Stewart Davidson 3 0 3 0
Scotland FW Tom Duff 3 0 3 0
Scotland MF Andy Greig 2 0 2 0
Scotland DF Jock Hume 3 0 3 0
Scotland MF TS Jackson 10 2 10 2
Scotland MF Willie Low 1 0 1 0
Scotland MF Bert MacLachlan 1 0 1 0
Scotland FW Dave Main 17 4 17 4
Scotland FW George McKay 10 0 10 0
Scotland FW Rab Mitchell 1 0 1 0
Scotland DF Jim Moir 16 0 16 0
Scotland FW Alex Murray 1 0 1 0
Scotland FW S Paterson 1 0 1 0
Scotland FW John Paton 28 2 28 2
Scotland DF Alex Perry 16 0 16 0
Scotland MF Arthur Robertson 26 0 26 0
Scotland MF Jack Robertson 1 0 1 0
Scotland MF Colin Streathern 1 0 1 0
Scotland FW Alex Thomson 11 0 11 0
Scotland FW Joe Walker 16 2 16 2
Scotland MF Alex Wright 1 0 1 0
Scotland FW Willie Wylie 34 3 34 3
Scotland FW Jock Wyllie 12 4 12 4

References[edit]

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