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Matt Forsyth Squad Index
Information:
1925-26 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Left Back
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
11st 9lbs
Signed:
18/05/1920
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Full name: John Matthew Forsyth

Arrived at Pittodrie in 1920 from Glasgow Perthshire, Glasgow born Forsyth developed into a fine full back. Although a full international call up was to elude him, he was named as a reserve on several occasions. Was one of the first Dons players to be useful as an overlapping full back and this was his great strength. One of the first Dons to be awarded a benefit game before leaving the Dons in 1926.

As well as playing professionally for the Dons, Matt worked as a representative of Messrs. Henry Munro Ltd and The Munro Press of Glasgow.
In 1938, Forsyth appeared in court on a charge of embezzlement while acting as a collector for Thomas Strang's Pools. Described as a turf commissiona agent of 31 Belgrave Terrace, he was accused of taking 155 10s 2d during 1937. The case was complex with a good deal of evidence and ran over several days. At the end, however, Sherriff Laing found the accusation "not proven" and acquitted the accused - to loud cheering from football fans in the public gallery.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
30/08/1920
Third Lanark 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
04/09/1920
Albion Rovers 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
08/09/1920
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 Start
11/09/1920
Aberdeen 0-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 Start
15/09/1920
Aberdeen 3-1 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
18/09/1920
Morton 6-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
25/09/1920
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 Start
27/09/1920
Aberdeen 2-2 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
02/10/1920
Clydebank 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
09/10/1920
Aberdeen 0-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 13,500 Start
16/10/1920
Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
23/10/1920
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 Start
30/10/1920
Clyde 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
06/11/1920
Aberdeen 0-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 Start
13/11/1920
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
20/11/1920
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 Start
27/11/1920
Dumbarton 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 Start
04/12/1920
Aberdeen 1-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
11/12/1920
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
18/12/1920
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 Start
25/12/1920
Aberdeen 0-3 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 Start
01/01/1921
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 Start
03/01/1921
Ayr United 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
03/09/1921
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 Start
10/09/1921
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 21,000 Start
14/09/1921
Aberdeen 1-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 Start
17/09/1921
Kilmarnock 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
21/09/1921
Clydebank 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
24/09/1921
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 26,000 Start
26/09/1921
Aberdeen 2-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
01/10/1921
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
08/10/1921
Raith Rovers 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
15/10/1921
Aberdeen 4-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 14,500 Start
19/11/1921
Falkirk 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
26/11/1921
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 16,500 Start
03/12/1921
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
10/12/1921
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 15,500 Start
17/12/1921
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 Start
24/12/1921
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
31/12/1921
Aberdeen 2-0 Clydebank
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
02/01/1922
Dundee 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 Start
03/01/1922
Aberdeen 1-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
07/01/1922
Airdrie 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 Start
14/01/1922
Aberdeen 3-0 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
21/01/1922
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 Start
28/01/1922
Aberdeen 1-0 Dumbarton
Scottish Cup R1 16,000 Start
04/02/1922
Aberdeen 0-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 Start
11/02/1922
Aberdeen 1-1 Queens Park
Scottish Cup R2 22,000 Start
18/02/1922
Aberdeen 2-2 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 11,500 Start
21/02/1922
Clyde 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 Start
25/02/1922
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup R3 28,000 Start
01/03/1922
Queens Park 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
04/03/1922
St. Mirren 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
11/03/1922
Hamilton 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 16,000 Start
15/03/1922
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Scottish Cup QF REP 23,000 Start
22/03/1922
Aberdeen 2-0 Albion Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
25/03/1922
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
01/04/1922
Aberdeen 1-3 Morton
Scottish Cup SF 23,000 Start
05/04/1922
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 Start
08/04/1922
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 Start
12/04/1922
Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
19/04/1922
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 Start
22/04/1922
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
29/04/1922
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
06/05/1922
Aberdeen 7-2 Peterhead
Fleming Charity Shield F 3,000 Start
16/08/1922
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 Start
19/08/1922
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 Start
26/08/1922
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 Start
30/08/1922
Aberdeen 0-2 Morton
Benefit Match 7,000 Start
02/09/1922
Albion Rovers 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
09/09/1922
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 Start
16/09/1922
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 Start
23/09/1922
Falkirk 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
25/09/1922
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 23,500 Start
30/09/1922
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 Start
02/10/1922
Alloa Athletic 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
07/10/1922
Airdrie 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
14/10/1922
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 27,000 Start
21/10/1922
Motherwell 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
28/10/1922
Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 Start
04/11/1922
Third Lanark 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
11/11/1922
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
18/11/1922
Aberdeen 5-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
25/11/1922
Partick Thistle 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
02/12/1922
Aberdeen 1-0 Alloa Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 Start
09/12/1922
Aberdeen 1-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
16/12/1922
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 Start
23/12/1922
Aberdeen 0-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 Start
30/12/1922
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 Start
01/01/1923
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 Start
02/01/1923
Raith Rovers 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
06/01/1923
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
13/01/1923
Aberdeen 1-0 Forfar Athletic
Scottish Cup R1 13,000 Start
27/01/1923
Airdrie 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 12,000 Start
31/01/1923
Aberdeen 2-0 Airdrie
Scottish Cup R2 REP 14,500 Start
03/02/1923
Aberdeen 4-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 Start
10/02/1923
Aberdeen 13-0 Peterhead
Scottish Cup R3 3,241 Start
17/02/1923
Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 Start
24/02/1923
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 28,000 Start
28/02/1923
Aberdeen 1-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 Start
03/03/1923
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
10/03/1923
Ayr United 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 Start
24/03/1923
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
31/03/1923
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 Start
07/04/1923
Hamilton 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 Start
14/04/1923
Aberdeen 1-2 Albion Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
21/04/1923
Clyde 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
28/04/1923
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 Start
18/08/1923
Aberdeen 3-1 Clydebank
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 Start
25/08/1923
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 Start
01/09/1923
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 Start
08/09/1923
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
15/09/1923
Aberdeen 0-2 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 Start
22/09/1923
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 Start
24/09/1923
Aberdeen 1-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 Start
29/09/1923
Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 Start
06/10/1923
Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 Start
13/10/1923
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 Start
20/10/1923
Third Lanark 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
27/10/1923
Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
03/11/1923
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
10/11/1923
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 Start
17/11/1923
St. Mirren 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 Start
24/11/1923
Clyde 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
01/12/1923
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 Start
08/12/1923
Heart of Midlothian 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 Start
15/12/1923
Aberdeen 0-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 Start
22/12/1923
Airdrie 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
29/12/1923
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 Start
01/01/1924
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 Start
19/01/1924
Celtic 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
26/01/1924
Aberdeen 2-1 Dumbarton
Scottish Cup R1 12,500 Start
02/02/1924
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 Start
09/02/1924
Cowdenbeath 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 17,000 Start
23/02/1924
Aberdeen 2-0 East Stirlingshire
Scottish Cup R3 13,000 Start
27/02/1924
Morton 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,500 Start
01/03/1924
Aberdeen 1-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
08/03/1924
Aberdeen 3-0 St. Bernards
Scottish Cup QF 17,000 Start
12/03/1924
Hamilton 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 Start
22/03/1924
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Scottish Cup SF 20,000 Start
26/03/1924
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Scottish Cup SF REP 18,000 Start
29/03/1924
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
02/04/1924
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 Start
09/04/1924
Aberdeen 0-1 Hibernian
Scottish Cup SF RE2 12,000 Start
12/04/1924
Clydebank 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 Start
19/04/1924
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 Start
16/08/1924
Falkirk 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
23/08/1924
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 Start
30/08/1924
Ayr United 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
06/09/1924
Aberdeen 0-4 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 24,000 Start
13/09/1924
Hamilton 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
20/09/1924
Aberdeen 3-0 Cowdenbeath
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
22/09/1924
Aberdeen 0-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 Start
27/09/1924
Partick Thistle 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
29/09/1924
Aberdeen 3-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
04/10/1924
Aberdeen 1-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
11/10/1924
Motherwell 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 Start
18/10/1924
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 Start
25/10/1924
Third Lanark 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
01/11/1924
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
08/11/1924
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 Start
29/11/1924
Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
06/12/1924
Raith Rovers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
13/12/1924
Morton 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
20/12/1924
Aberdeen 3-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 Start
27/12/1924
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
01/01/1925
Dundee 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 Start
17/01/1925
Aberdeen 2-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
24/01/1925
Hibernian 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 20,000 Start
31/01/1925
Kilmarnock 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 Start
07/02/1925
Armadale 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 6,600 Start
11/02/1925
Aberdeen 2-0 Armadale
Scottish Cup R2 REP 15,000 Start
14/02/1925
Airdrie 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 Start
21/02/1925
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Scottish Cup R3 25,257 Start
25/02/1925
Motherwell 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 12,000 Start
28/02/1925
Aberdeen 2-3 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 Start
03/03/1925
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
07/03/1925
Aberdeen 0-2 Hamilton
Scottish Cup R4 24,157 Start
18/03/1925
Aberdeen 0-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
28/03/1925
Cowdenbeath 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 Start
01/04/1925
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 Start
04/04/1925
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
07/04/1925
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 Start
13/04/1925
Queens Park 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 Start
25/04/1925
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 Start
15/08/1925
Aberdeen 3-3 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 Start
22/08/1925
Airdrie 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 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
1925-26
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1924-25
33
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
0
0
0
0
1923-24
31
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
0
0
0
0
1922-23
37
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
0
1
0
0
1921-22
35
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
41
0
0
1
0
0
1920-21
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
161
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
0
0
0
185
0
0
2
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 185 0