John McMaster (footballer)

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John McMaster
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-02-23) 23 February 1955 (age 62)
Place of birth Greenock, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1987 Aberdeen 203 (20)
1987–1988 Morton 29 (2)
Total 232 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John McMaster (born 23 February 1955) is a former professional footballer who played for the bulk of his career with Aberdeen.

McMaster made 316 appearances (47 as substitute) and scored 33 goals for Aberdeen and secured many winners medals between 1974 and 1986, including the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1983.

McMaster suffered two bad injuries in his time at Aberdeen, he had to be given the kiss of life during a Scottish League Cup game against Rangers on 3 September 1980 after Willie Johnston stamped on McMaster's neck at Ibrox Stadium. He was also badly injured against Liverpool in the European Cup in 1980, which kept him out of the game for 18 months.

In 1987, he signed for his hometown club Morton, before retiring to become assistant manager of the club. He currently works as a scout for Aberdeen in the West of Scotland.

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