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Bobby Cummings Squad Index
Information:
1963-64 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
17th November 1935
Birthplace:
Ashington
Nationality:
English
Height:
5' 10
Weight:
10st 9lbs
Signed:
13th February 1960
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Full name: Robert Douglas Cummings

Former Aberdeen player Bobby Cummings has sadly collapsed and died at the age of 72. Bobby made his debut for Aberdeen against Rangers on 1st March 1960 and he went on to play 87 competitive games for the Dons, scoring a very impressive 49 goals.


Amongst that haul was an incredible 5 goals against Clyde in a 1962 Scottish Cup replay when Aberdeen won 10-3.
Bobby also scored a hat trick against Rangers in a sensational 6-1 win over the Ibrox side at Pittodrie in April 1961; the Dons record league win over their great rivals. He is one of select few players who has scored hat-tricks against the Ibrox side joining Joe O'Neil and Paddy Buckley before him in the 50's, and Jocky Scott, John Hewitt and Frank McDougall in subsequent seasons. He also became the first Englishman to score three goals against Rangers.

He started his career with his home town club Ashington and then moved to Aberdeen. When first transferred to the granite city Cummings continued to work the coalface at Bates Colliery and played part-time for Aberdeen to avoid being called up for National Service.

Bobby then moved to Newcastle United he helped them get promotion from Division Two in 1965. He scored 14 goals in 44 appearances for the Magpies. After helping United back into the top flight he led Darlington to promotion for the first time and then did the same with Hartlepool.

Died: Blyth, Northumberland, 26th August 2008

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
01/03/1960
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 24 Start
08/03/1960
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 24 Start
12/03/1960
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
19/03/1960
Third Lanark 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
22/03/1960
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 24 Start
26/03/1960
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
20/08/1960
Aberdeen 1-4 Dundee
League Cup G4 18,000 24 Start
14/03/1961
Aberdeen 0-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 11,500 25 Start
18/03/1961
Motherwell 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
01/04/1961
Dundee United 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
08/04/1961
Aberdeen 6-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 25 Start
22/04/1961
Partick Thistle 3-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
29/04/1961
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
12/08/1961
Dunfermline Athletic 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 12,000 25 Start
16/08/1961
Aberdeen 3-4 Motherwell
League Cup G2 18,000 25 Start
19/08/1961
Dundee United 5-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 10,000 25 Start
23/08/1961
Aberdeen 7-0 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
26/08/1961
Aberdeen 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup G2 10,000 25 Start
30/08/1961
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 7,000 25 Start
02/09/1961
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee United
League Cup G2 7,000 25 Start
23/09/1961
Airdrie 7-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 25 Start
21/10/1961
Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
27/01/1962
Clyde 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 10,000 26 Start
31/01/1962
Aberdeen 10-3 Clyde
Scottish Cup R2 REP 16,376 26 Start
03/02/1962
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
10/02/1962
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
17/02/1962
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
Scottish Cup R3 41,139 26 Start
21/02/1962
Rangers 5-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 57,600 26 Start
24/02/1962
Motherwell 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
03/03/1962
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
17/03/1962
Aberdeen 1-4 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 5,509 26 Start
20/03/1962
Third Lanark 3-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
24/03/1962
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 21,000 26 Start
28/03/1962
Aberdeen 2-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
31/03/1962
Aberdeen 3-3 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
07/04/1962
Dundee United 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
25/04/1962
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 26 Start
28/04/1962
Raith Rovers 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
06/05/1962
Le Havre 2-5 Aberdeen
Friendship Cup 2L 2,000 26 Start
11/08/1962
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 12,000 26 Start
15/08/1962
Aberdeen 4-0 Motherwell
League Cup G3 11,500 26 Start
18/08/1962
Aberdeen 3-0 Falkirk
League Cup G3 12,500 26 Start
29/08/1962
Motherwell 4-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 8,000 26 Start
08/09/1962
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 26 Start
15/09/1962
Aberdeen 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
22/09/1962
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 29,000 26 Start
29/09/1962
Aberdeen 4-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
06/10/1962
St. Mirren 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
13/10/1962
Aberdeen 10-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 26 Start
20/10/1962
Queen of the South 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 26 Start
27/10/1962
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 36,000 26 Start
03/11/1962
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 Start
10/11/1962
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
21/11/1962
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 27 Start
24/11/1962
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 27 Start
01/12/1962
Clyde 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
08/12/1962
Dundee United 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 27 Start
15/12/1962
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 27 Start
22/12/1962
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 27 Start
01/01/1963
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 27 Start
05/01/1963
Aberdeen 1-5 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 27 Start
16/02/1963
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 27 Start
09/03/1963
Aberdeen 2-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 27 Start
13/03/1963
St. Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 9,000 27 Start
16/03/1963
Hibernian 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 27 Start
20/03/1963
Aberdeen 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Scottish Cup R3 20,000 27 Start
23/03/1963
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 27 Start
26/03/1963
Aberdeen 4-1 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 27 Start
30/03/1963
Raith Rovers 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 8,000 27 Start
06/04/1963
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
10/04/1963
Airdrie 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 27 Start
17/04/1963
Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,716 27 Start
20/04/1963
Partick Thistle 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
27/04/1963
Kilmarnock 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
04/05/1963
Raith Rovers 0-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 27 Start
07/05/1963
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
27/05/1963
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 27 Start
10/08/1963
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 15,000 27 Start
14/08/1963
Aberdeen 2-2 St. Mirren
League Cup G2 11,000 27 Start
17/08/1963
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 10,000 27 Start
21/08/1963
Partick Thistle 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 27 Start
24/08/1963
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
League Cup G2 16,000 27 Start
28/08/1963
St. Mirren 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 7,000 27 Start
31/08/1963
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
League Cup G2 20,000 27 Start
07/09/1963
Aberdeen 2-4 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 27 Start
14/09/1963
St. Johnstone 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,700 27 Start
21/09/1963
Aberdeen 0-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 27 Start
12/10/1963
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 27 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1963-64
5
0
1
6
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
3
0
0
0
1962-63
31
0
18
4
0
1
3
0
4
0
0
0
38
0
23
0
0
0
1961-62
15
0
6
6
0
2
4
0
7
0
0
0
25
0
15
1
0
0
1960-61
6
0
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
6
0
0
0
1959-60
6
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
2
0
0
0
Totals:
63
0
33
17
0
5
7
0
11
0
0
0
87
0
49
1
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 87 49