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Alex Jackson Squad Index
Information:
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
12th May 1905
Birthplace:
Renton, Dunbartonshire
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10
Weight:
10st 9lb
Signed:
18/08/1924
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Full name: Alexander Skinner Jackson.

One of the "Wembley Wizards" Jackson was a winger with a rare talent, never before had the Aberdeen support seen. Was plucked from the obscurity of America by former Don Jock Hume, who recommended him to Aberdeen. Gained his first cap at the age of 19, and was snapped up by Huddersfield before he was twenty for a record 5,000 fee in early May 1925, after only one superb season at Pittodrie. At the time of his move, the chairman stated at the club AGM that Alex had been driven away by adverse criticism of his play by the press and supporters. [Ref: Press & Journal, 4th July 1925]

Later moved to Chelsea for a fee of 8,500 and moved to France to play for Nice. Tragically died in a road accident in 1946 while serving with the Army, in the Royal Pioneer Corps - in Egypt.

Brother of Wattie Jackson.


Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
23/08/1924
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 19 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
1924-25
33
0
8
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
8
2
0
4
Totals:
33
0
8
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
8
2
0
4
Total Appearances/Goals: 39 8  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1929-30 18/05/30
France v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1929-30 05/04/30
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1929-30 22/02/30
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1929-30 26/10/29
Wales v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1928-29 26/10/29
Wales v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1928-29 13/04/29
SCOTLAND v England
British Int'l Championship
1928-29 23/02/29
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1927-28 27/10/28
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
1927-28 31/03/28
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1926-27 29/10/27
Wales v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1926-27 26/02/27
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1925-26 17/04/26
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1925-26 27/02/26
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1925-26 31/10/25
Wales v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1924-25 04/04/25
SCOTLAND v England
British Int'l Championship
1924-25 28/02/25
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1924-25 14/02/25
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 17