1905–06 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1905-06 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League First Division 12th
Scottish Cup 2nd round
Top goalscorer League: George McNicol (9)
All: George McNicol (9)
Highest home attendance 10,500 vs. Celtic, 3 March 1906
Lowest home attendance 4,500 (three times)

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish Cup in season 1905–06.

Overview[edit]

This was Aberdeen's third season overall and their first in the top flight of Scottish football. The club were elected to the First Division despite finishing seventh in the Second Division the previous season. The Wasps struggled in Division 1, finishing 12th out of 18 clubs and suffered an early exit from the Scottish Cup to Rangers.[1]

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 19 August Partick Thistle H 0–1 8,000
2 28 August Rangers A 0–1 10,000
3 2 September Kilmarnock H 2–0 McNicol (2) 6,000
4 9 September Falkirk A 2–2 H. Low, McNicol 3,500
5 16 September Hibernian H 2–1 J. Robertson (2) 7,000
6 23 September Airdrieonians A 0–2 5,000
7 25 September Queen's Park H 2–2 Ward, Lennie 8,000
8 30 September St. Mirren A 2–4 Ward (2) 3,000
9 7 October St. Mirren H 1–0 MacAulay 7,000
10 14 October Third Lanark A 0–1 5,000
11 21 October Port Glasgow Athletic H 2–2 McNicol, Lennie 5,000
12 28 October Heart of Midlothian A 1–1 McNicol 5,500
13 4 November Morton H 3–0 Edgar, McNicol, MacAulay 4,500
14 18 November Dundee A 0–6 12,000
15 25 November Third Lanark H 1–2 Edgar 4,500
16 2 December Heart of Midlothian H 2–1 McNicol, Lennie 7,000
17 9 December Celtic A 0–1 12,000
18 16 December Rangers H 1–1 McNicol 10,000
19 23 December Falkirk H 2–0 Boyle, Lennie 6,000
20 30 December Kilmarnock A 1–2 Edgar 3,000
21 2 January Hibernian A 0–1 4,000
22 6 January Dundee H 1–2 McNicol 4,500
23 13 January Motherwell A 3–3 H. Low, MacAulay, Lennie 4,000
24 20 January Queen's Park A 0–3 3,000
25 3 February Morton A 2–2 Strang, H. Low 4,000
26 17 February Airdrieonians H 1–2 C. Mackie 8,000
27 24 February Motherwell H 2–2 MacAulay, Edgar 6,000
28 3 March Celtic H 1–0 Ward 10,500
29 10 March Partick Thistle A 2–1 H. Low, Lennie 4,000
30 17 March Port Glasgow Athletic A 1–3 Boyle 2,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
11 Hibernian 30 10 5 15 35 40 –5 25
12 ABERDEEN 30 8 8 14 36 48 –12 24
13 Falkirk 30 9 5 16 52 68 –16 23
14 Kilmarnock 30 8 4 18 46 68 –22 20

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 27 January Dunfermline Athletic H 3–0 Strang, C. Mackie, H. Low 6,000
R2 10 February Rangers A 2–3 C. Mackie (2) 11,023

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF Scotland Pat Boyle 22 2 20 2 2 0
DF Scotland Willie Brebner 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jim Bridges 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Stewart Davidson 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Edgar 25 4 23 4 2 0
DF Scotland Jimmy Gault 30 0 28 0 2 0
DF Scotland Alex Halkett 24 0 22 0 2 0
FW Scotland Andy Hamilton 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Harvey 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Peem Henderson 8 0 8 0 0 0
FW Scotland Sid Hilton 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Willie Lennie 31 6 29 6 2 0
FW Scotland Henry Low 29 5 27 4 2 1
DF Scotland Wilf Low 14 0 13 0 1 0
FW Scotland Willie MacAulay 25 4 24 4 1 0
GK Scotland Rab MaFarlane 32 0 30 0 2 0
FW Scotland Charles Mackie 8 4 6 1 2 3
FW Scotland George McNicol 12 9 12 9 0 0
DF Scotland Robert Murray 6 0 6 0 0 0
DF Scotland Gowie Robertson 4 0 4 0 0 0
FW Scotland Jimmy Robertson 31 2 29 2 2 0
DF Scotland Tom Strang 31 2 30 1 1 1
FW England Alf Ward 8 4 8 4 0 0
DF Scotland Sam Willox 5 0 5 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season 1905-06". AFC Heritage. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  • Kevin Stirling. Aberdeen A Centenary History 1903-2003. Desert Island Books 2002. ISBN 1-874287-49-X.