1922–23 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1922-23 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League First Division 5th
Scottish Cup Quarter final
Top goalscorer League: Andy Rankine (14)
All: Andy Rankine (17)
Highest home attendance 27,000 vs. Rangers, 14 October 1922
Lowest home attendance 3,241 vs. Peterhead, 10 February 1923

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish Cup in season 1922–23.

Overview[edit]

Aberdeen finished in fifth place out of 20 in the Scottish First Division, their highest finish since 1911. A new ground record for Pittodrie Stadium was set in October when 27,000 spectators attended a game against Rangers which finished 0-0. In the Scottish Cup, a club record victory was achieved over Peterhead in the third round. Aberdeen won 13-0. Andy Rankine was the club's top scorer this season with 17; fourteen in the league and three in the cup.

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 16 August Kilmarnock A 0–1 8,500
2 19 August Dundee A 1–1 Rankine 22,000
3 26 August Raith Rovers H 1–0 Miller 16,000
4 2 September Albion Rovers A 2–0 Thomson, Miller 4,000
5 9 September Hibernian H 2–0 Miller, Rankine 20,000
6 16 September Morton A 1–2 Rankine 4,000
7 23 September Falkirk H 2–2 Rankine (2) 7,000
8 25 September Celtic H 3–1 Milne, Miller, Rankine 23,500
9 30 September St. Mirren H 4–2 Thomson, Miller (2), Smith 16,000
10 2 October Alloa Athletic A 2–0 Middleton, Thomson 5,000
11 7 October Airdrieonians A 0–2 8,000
12 14 October Rangers H 0–0 27,000
13 21 October Motherwell A 1–3 Rankine 7,000
14 28 October Hamilton Academical H 1–0 Thomson 11,000
15 4 November Third Lanark A 1–2 Thomson 10,000
16 11 November Heart of Midlothian H 0–1 15,000
17 18 November Kilmarnock H 5–0 MacLachlan, Connon (2), Rankine (2) 10,000
18 25 November Partick Thistle A 1–2 Middleton 12,000
19 2 December Alloa Athletic H 1–0 Thomson 11,000
20 9 December Clyde H 1–0 Middleton 10,000
21 16 December St. Mirren A 1–0 Smith 11,000
22 23 December Airdrieonians H 0–1 13,000
23 30 December Rangers A 1–1 Rankine 22,000
24 1 January Dundee H 0–0 23,000
25 2 January Raith Rovers A 1–1 Smith 6,000
26 6 January Celtic A 2–1 Thomson, Rankine 15,000
27 20 January Morton H 1–1 Milne 9,000
28 3 February Ayr United H 4–1 Robertson, Thomson (2), Grant 13,000
29 17 February Partick Thistle H 0–0 11,000
30 28 February Falkirk H 1–1 Rankine 3,500
31 3 March Hibernian A 0–2 10,000
32 10 March Ayr United A 1–2 Thomson 5,500
33 24 March Third Lanark H 1–1 Thomson 11,000
34 31 March Heart of Midlothian A 0–0 12,500
35 7 April Hamilton Academical A 0–0 4,000
36 14 April Albion Rovers H 1–2 Smith 12,000
37 21 April Clyde A 1–0 Rankine 5,000
38 28 April Motherwell H 2–1 Miller (2) 9,500

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Falkirk 38 14 17 7 44 32 12 45
5 ABERDEEN 38 15 12 11 46 34 12 42
6 St. Mirren 38 15 12 11 54 44 10 42
7 Dundee 38 17 7 14 51 44 7 41

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 13 January Forfar Athletic H 1–0 Rankine 13,000
R2 27 January Airdrieonians A 1–1 Smith 12,000
R2 R 31 January Airdrieonians H 2–0 Rankine, Smith 14,500
R3 10 February Peterhead H 13–0 Milne (3), Middleton, Thomson (3), Grant (4), Rankine, Smith 3,241
QF 24 February Hibernian A 0–2 28,000

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England GK Harry Blackwell 43 0 38 0 5 0
Scotland DF Duff Bruce 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW Jacky Connon 19 2 15 2 4 0
Scotland FW Andy Dick 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW Alf Duggins 2 0 2 0 0 0
Scotland DF Matt Forsyth 42 0 37 0 5 0
Scotland FW Walter Grant 20 5 19 1 1 4
Scotland MF Sandy Grosert 22 0 21 0 1 0
Scotland DF Jock Hutton 40 0 35 0 5 0
Scotland MF Bert MacLachlan 35 1 31 1 4 0
Scotland DF James McBoyle 3 0 3 0 0 0
Scotland MF Willie McLeod 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW Billy Middleton 36 4 31 3 5 1
Scotland FW Johnny Miller 12 7 12 7 0 0
Scotland MF Vic Milne 41 5 36 2 5 3
Scotland FW Alec Moir 7 0 7 0 0 0
Scotland FW Andy Rankine 43 17 38 14 5 3
Scotland MF Arthur Robertson 24 1 19 1 5 0
Scotland FW Jimmy Smith 40 7 35 4 5 3
Scotland FW Eddie Swan 7 0 7 0 0 0
Scotland FW Doug Thomson 34 14 29 11 5 3

References[edit]

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