Andy Aitken (footballer born 1934)

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Andy Aitken
Personal information
Full name Andrew Aitken
Date of birth (1934-08-21)21 August 1934
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 2005 (aged 70–71)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1959 Hibernian 35 (11)
1959–1961 West Bromwich Albion 22 (2)
1961–1962 Falkirk 9 (4)
1962–1963 Raith Rovers 13 (2)
Total 79 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andy Aitken (1934–2005) was a Scottish footballer, who played for Cliftonville, Hibernian, West Bromwich Albion, Falkirk, Raith Rovers and Gala Fairydean.

Aitken began his senior football career by playing for Cliftonville while undergoing his National Service in Northern Ireland.[1] After completing his National Service, he signed for Hibernian in 1955.[1] He made his debut for Hibs in a match against Falkirk, playing in a pair of boots borrowed from Gordon Smith.[1] Aitken became a key player in the Hibs team over the next few years, including their run to the 1958 Scottish Cup Final. Aitken's injury early in that match badly affected Hibs' chances,[1] as substitutes were not yet allowed.

Aitken moved to West Bromwich Albion in 1959, but was hindered by injury during his time with the Midlands club.[1] He returned to Scotland with Falkirk, and helped them gain promotion to Division One.[1] He then moved on to Raith Rovers, helping them reach a Scottish Cup semi-final.[1] Aitken also played for Gala Fairydean before retiring from the game.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jeffrey, pp10.
  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. 

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