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Dick Ritchie Squad Index
Information:
1936-37 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Left Half
Date of Birth:
04th October 1911
Birthplace:
Gourock
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
11st 10lbs
Signed:
08/12/1934
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Full Name: Richard Thorburn Ritchie

Whilst the main squad was on tour of South Africa in 1937 remaining players had been ordered to report for training on 20th July but Ritchie failed to turn up till 25th August. This may or may not have been because he had been recovering from an operation for varicose veins. After deliberation the Club decided to suspend him sine die. A hearing of the SFA Claims Committee did not agree with this and ordered the Club to reinstate him and pay a fine of 20 for an infringement of the articles of association.

Died: Newton Mearns, 8th July 1959

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
03/04/1935
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 23 Start
24/04/1935
Buckie Thistle 0-4 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 1,500 23 Start
27/04/1935
Queens Park 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 23 Start
30/04/1935
Crystal Palace 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 7,000 23 Start
01/02/1936
Aberdeen 2-0 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
14/03/1936
Aberdeen 2-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
21/03/1936
Queen of the South 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
13/02/1937
Aberdeen 4-1 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup R2 25,314 25 Start
20/02/1937
Aberdeen 1-1 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
29/03/1937
St. Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
08/01/1938
Aberdeen 4-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 26 Start
15/01/1938
Celtic 5-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 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
1937-38
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1936-37
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1935-36
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1934-35
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
Totals:
9
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
2
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 10 0