1919–20 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1919-20 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League First Division 17th
Scottish Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Jacky Connon (14)
All: Jacky Connon (16)
Highest home attendance 25,000 vs. Celtic, 29 November 1919
Lowest home attendance 6,000 vs. Partick Thistle, 19 April 1920

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish Cup in season 1919–20.

Overview[edit]

Aberdeen returned to league football in 1919 after a two-year absence due to the First World War. They were placed in an expanded First Division, where they finished 17th out of 22 clubs. In the Scottish Cup, they were knocked out in the fourth round by Albion Rovers. A new attendance record was set at Pittodrie when 25,000 fans attended a game against Celtic in November 1919.

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 16 August Albion Rovers H 2–0 Robertson (2) 9,000
2 23 August Rangers A 2–3 MacLachlan, MacDonald 22,000
3 30 August Clyde H 1–0 Hutton 12,500
4 6 September Hibernian A 1–2 Connon 15,000
5 8 September Morton A 1–3 Archibald 5,500
6 13 September Ayr United H 2–1 Brewster (2) 12,000
7 20 September Hamilton Academical A 1–2 Wilson 3,500
8 22 September Dundee H 2–0 Connon, Hutton 11,500
9 27 September Morton H 0–0 12,000
10 4 October Motherwell A 3–3 Archibald, Connon, Hutton 8,000
11 11 October Partick Thistle A 1–0 Connon 16,000
12 18 October St. Mirren H 0–1 14,000
13 25 October Heart of Midlothian A 1–1 MacDonald 18,500
14 1 November Airdrieonians H 2–1 J. Wyllie, Archibald 12,000
15 8 November Clydebank A 0–3 4,500
16 15 November Kilmarnock H 1–0 MacLachlan 10,000
17 22 November Raith Rovers A 2–2 Archibald, MacDonald 7,000
18 29 November Celtic H 0–1 25,000
19 6 December Falkirk H 1–1 Brewster 10,000
20 13 December Third Lanark A 2–2 Connon, Hutton 6,000
21 20 December Hibernian H 1–1 A. Wright 10,000
22 27 December Airdrieonians A 0–2 4,500
23 1 January Dundee A 3–1 A. Wright, Connon (2) 16,000
24 3 January Hamilton Academical H 2–0 W. Wylie, Archibald 12,500
25 5 January Queen's Park H 1–1 W. Wylie 12,000
26 10 January Dumbarton A 0–4 3,000
27 17 January Heart of Midlothian H 1–1 Connon 14,000
28 31 January Clyde A 0–2 6,500
29 14 February Queen's Park A 0–3 12,000
30 28 February Falkirk A 1–3 Hutton 5,000
31 13 March Raith Rovers H 3–1 Connon (3) 10,000
32 20 March Rangers H 0–2 24,000
33 27 March Third Lanark H 0–1 10,000
34 3 April Ayr United A 0–0 4,000
35 5 April Albion Rovers A 1–1 Archibald 7,000
36 10 April Celtic A 0–5 12,000
37 12 April St. Mirren A 1–3 Connon 4,500
38 17 April Clydebank H 0–2 11,000
39 19 April Partick Thistle H 0–0 6,000
40 21 April Kilmarnock A 3–0 Yule, McLaughlin, Connon 3,000
41 24 April Dumbarton H 3–4 W. Wylie, Connon, McLaughlin 10,000
42 1 May Motherwell H 1–1 Wilson 10,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
16 Clyde 42 14 9 19 64 71 –7 37
17 ABERDEEN 42 11 13 18 46 64 –18 35
18 Hibernian 42 13 7 22 60 79 –19 33

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 24 January Cowdenbeath A 1–0 Own goal 6,300
R2 7 February Gala Fairydean H 2–0 A. Wright, Connon 15,500
R3 21 February Heart of Midlothian H 1–0 Hutton 21,000
R4 6 March Albion Rovers A 1–2 Connon 10,000

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland George Anderson 46 0 42 0 4 0
FW Scotland Bobby Archibald 44 6 40 6 4 0
MF Scotland George Brewster 22 3 22 3 0 0
FW Scotland Sam Cail 2 0 2 0 0 0
DF Scotland Donald Colman 13 0 11 0 2 0
FW Scotland Jacky Connon 43 16 39 14 4 2
FW Scotland Walter Grant 7 0 6 0 1 0
DF Scotland Bobby Hannah 38 0 36 0 2 0
DF Scotland Jock Hume 33 0 30 0 3 0
FW Scotland Jock Hutton 42 6 38 5 4 1
MF Scotland Bert MacLachlan 34 2 30 2 4 0
FW Scotland Jim Massie 4 0 4 0 0 0
FW Wales Ken MacDonald 17 3 16 3 1 0
MF Scotland Jim McLaughlin 6 2 6 2 0 0
DF Scotland Allan McRobbie 6 0 6 0 0 0
MF Scotland Vic Milne 6 0 6 0 0 0
MF Scotland Arthur Robertson 22 2 19 2 3 0
FW Scotland Colin Watson 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Andy Wilson 24 2 23 2 1 0
MF Scotland Alex Wright 46 3 42 2 4 1
FW Scotland Jacky Wright 3 0 3 0 0 0
FW Scotland Willie Wylie 20 3 18 3 2 0
MF Scotland Jock Wyllie 10 1 7 1 3 0
FW Scotland Bobby Yule 15 1 13 1 2 0

References[edit]

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