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Frank Watson Squad Index
Information:
1949-50 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
25th May 1929
Birthplace:
West Linton
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11 1/2
Weight:
11st 7lbs
Signed:
02/08/1946
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Name: Francis Robert Watson

A SPEEDY CONVALESCENCE, FRANK.

Supporters will have learned with sorrow of the serious illness of our reserve goal-keeper, Frank Watson. There is no more popular player at Pittodrie than the genial Frank and all wish him an early return to good health. He is now in his final year of an Honours Arts Course at Aberdeen University. Here's hoping that Frank will soon be fit and well and that his proud wife will be watching him in June next as he ascends the platform of the Mitchell Hall to be capped M.A.

Source: Match Programme, 27th September 1952

Army service kept down Frank's early appearances for the Dons but once demobbed he became a first team regular as well as starring in reserve matches. Died from polio in Aberdeen on 5th November 1952. Black armbands were worn at the match against Raith Rovers on 8th November 1952 and a match was played for his Memorial Fund against Stoke City in September 1953.

Full

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
02/01/1947
Celtic 1-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 17 Start
04/01/1947
Partick Thistle 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 17 Start
14/05/1947
Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 17 Start
17/05/1947
Heart of Midlothian 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,844 17 Start
01/01/1949
Aberdeen 1-3 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 26,000 19 Start
19/11/1949
Stirling Albion 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 20 Start
26/11/1949
Aberdeen 3-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 20 Start
03/12/1949
Heart of Midlothian 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 20 Start
10/12/1949
Queen of the South 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Start
17/12/1949
Aberdeen 5-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 20 Start
24/12/1949
St. Mirren 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Start
31/12/1949
Aberdeen 1-2 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 20 Start
02/01/1950
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 20 Start
03/01/1950
Aberdeen 0-3 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 20 Start
07/01/1950
Third Lanark 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 20 Start
14/01/1950
Aberdeen 4-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 20 Start
21/01/1950
Aberdeen 3-2 Clyde
Friendly 8,000 20 Start
28/01/1950
St. Mirren 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 20,000 20 Start
04/02/1950
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 50,000 20 Start
11/02/1950
Aberdeen 3-1 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup R2 42,000 20 Start
18/02/1950
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 20 Start
25/02/1950
Celtic 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 65,000 20 Start
04/03/1950
Raith Rovers 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 20 Start
11/03/1950
Queen of the South 3-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 12,000 20 Start
15/03/1950
Aberdeen 1-2 Queen of the South
Scottish Cup QF REP 32,000 20 Start
18/03/1950
Aberdeen 2-0 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 20 Start
25/03/1950
Motherwell 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Start
01/04/1950
Aberdeen 1-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 20 Start
08/04/1950
Aberdeen 0-5 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 20 Start
13/01/1951
Celtic 3-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 45,000 21 Start
20/01/1951
Clyde 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
27/01/1951
Aberdeen 6-1 Inverness Caledonian
Scottish Cup R1 22,000 21 Start
03/02/1951
Aberdeen 2-4 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 42,000 21 Start
27/10/1951
Aberdeen 2-1 British Army XI
Friendly 22 Start
22/12/1951
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 22 Start
29/12/1951
Aberdeen 3-4 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 22 Start
01/01/1952
Dundee 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 26,000 22 Start
02/01/1952
Aberdeen 2-1 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
05/01/1952
Airdrie 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
12/01/1952
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
01/03/1952
Raith Rovers 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 22 Start
09/08/1952
Motherwell 5-2 Aberdeen
League Cup GC 8,000 23 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
1952-53
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1951-52
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
1
0
0
1950-51
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
1949-50
18
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
0
1
0
0
1948-49
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1946-47
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
33
0
0
1
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
2
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 40 0