1908–09 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1908-09 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League First Division 8th
Scottish Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Willie Lennie (12)
All: Willie Lennie (14)
Highest home attendance 15,000 vs. Dundee, 24 October 1908
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs. Hibernian, 3 April 1909

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish Cup in season 1908–09.

Overview[edit]

This was Aberdeen's sixth season overall and fourth in the top flight. Aberdeen finished in 8th place in the First Division and scored a club record 61 goals in 34 league games; in the Scottish Cup, they were knocked out in the second round by Third Lanark. Willie Lennie finished as top scorer with 14 goals in both competitions.

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 15 August St Mirren H 4–2 Blackburn (2), Muir, McNair 8,000
2 22 August Morton H 2–0 O'Hagan, Lennie 7,500
3 29 August Clyde A 1–2 Muir 10,000
4 5 September Rangers H 0–2 9,000
5 12 September Airdrieonians H 2–0 McIntosh, Lennie 8,000
6 19 September Hamilton Academical A 2–1 McNair, Lennie 5,500
7 26 September Kilmarnock H 2–0 Simpson (2) 7,000
8 28 September Queen's Park H 1–1 Simpson 10,000
9 3 October Falkirk A 1–0 Low 7,000
10 10 October Partick Thistle A[nb 1] 3–2 Blackburn, Muir, Lennie 5,500
11 17 October Hamilton Academical H 4–2 Simpson, Muir, O'Hagan, Lennie 7,000
12 24 October Dundee H 1–1 Muir 15,000
13 31 October Heart of Midlothian A 1–1 O'Hagan 5,000
14 7 November Falkirk H 3–1 Simpson, O'Hagan, Lennie 8,000
15 14 November Hibernian A 1–2 O'Hagan 6,500
16 21 November Port Glasgow Athletic A 1–1 Blackburn 2,500
17 28 November Motherwell H 1–3 Lennie 6,000
18 5 December Airdrieonians A 2–4 Simpson, McNair 2,000
19 12 December Dundee A 2–2 McEchern, Lennie 14,000
20 19 December Celtic H 0–2 10,000
21 26 December Queen's Park A 2–2 Lennie (2) 10,000
22 1 January Clyde H 2–4 Wilson, Blackburn 8,000
23 2 January Port Glasgow Athletic H 3–1 T. Murray, Dalgarno (2) 7,000
24 9 January Partick Thistle H 1–0 Wilson 4,500
25 30 January Third Lanark H 6–1 Blackburn (2), T. Murray, O'Hagan (2), Lennie 5,500
26 13 February Heart of Midlothian H 1–0 Blackburn 6,000
27 20 February Morton A 3–2 Low, O'Hagan, Lennie 3,500
28 24 February Celtic A 0–2 6,000
29 27 February Motherwell A 2–3 Blackburn (2) 3,000
30 6 March St Mirren A 0–1 2,500
31 13 March Kilmarnock A 2–3 McEchern, Niblo 4,000
32 20 March Third Lanark A 0–2 2,500
33 27 March Rangers A 1–3 Simpson 10,500
34 3 April Hibernian H 4–0 Simpson (3), Niblo 4,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
7 St Mirren 34 15 6 13 53 45 8 36
8 ABERDEEN 34 15 6 13 61 53 8 36
9 Falkirk 34 13 7 14 58 56 2 33
10 Kilmarnock 34 13 7 14 47 61 –14 33

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 23 January Morton A 4–0 Wilson, Simpson, Niblo, Lennie 4,500
R2 6 February Third Lanark A 1–4 Lennie 13,300

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW Scotland Rob Blackburn 24 10 22 10 2 0
DF Scotland Donald Colman 36 0 34 0 2 0
FW Scotland Jimmy Dalgarno 5 2 5 2 0 0
DF Scotland Stewart Davidson 8 0 8 0 0 0
DF Scotland Alex Halkett 19 0 19 0 0 0
DF Scotland Jock Hume 32 0 30 0 2 0
GK Scotland Arthur King 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Willie Lennie 31 14 29 12 2 2
MF Scotland Wilf Low 34 2 32 2 2 0
DF Scotland JF Lyon 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland George MacFarlane 3 0 3 0 0 0
FW Scotland Vic McEchern 9 2 9 2 0 0
MF Scotland Jim McIntosh 33 1 31 1 2 0
FW Scotland Willie McNair 15 3 15 3 0 0
FW Scotland Jim Muir 11 5 11 5 0 0
FW Scotland Herbert Murray 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland Tom Murray 7 2 6 2 1 0
GK Scotland Cody Mutch 33 2 33 2 0 0
FW Scotland Tom Niblo 15 3 13 2 2 1
FW Republic of Ireland Charlie O'Hagan 30 8 28 8 2 0
FW Scotland Bobby Simpson 25 11 24 10 1 1
DF Scotland George Wilson 19 3 17 2 2 1

References[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This game was played at Aberdeen's Pittodrie Stadium, despite Partick Thistle being the home team.