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Rab MacFarlane Squad Index
Information:
1904-05 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
24th July 1874
Birthplace:
Greenock
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
12st 7lbs
Signed:
02/07/1904
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Robert MacFarlane, the goal-keeper, is a player who has had a lot of experience with first-class teams and knows how to utilise it to the best advantage. Amongst the clubs with which he has seen service are Middlesbrough, Morton, Everton, Third Lanark and Celtic. [Aberdeen Evening Gazette. 26th November 1904]

"Mac" as he was popularly known had a spell as team captain in 1907. Sadly his Pittodrie career came to an end in April 1908 after a great deal of speculation that he had deliberately helped Celtic to defeat the Dons in the Scottish Cup semi-final by failing to hold the ball at a corner kick, thus allowing Quinn to head in a very late winner - the only goal of the match. The swell of public opinion took no account of the reportage in the local press where it was clearly stated that "Macfarlane has seldom played better and he was in no way blameable for the goal scored."

Rab died at his home - 85a Newton Street, Greenock, on the 27th of July 1943.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/08/1904
Aberdeen 1-1 Leith Athletic
East Scotland League 30 Start
17/08/1904
Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee
Friendly 30 Start
20/08/1904
Aberdeen 1-2 Falkirk
Div 2 (Old) 6,000 30 Start
27/08/1904
Aberdeen 0-1 Clyde
Div 2 (Old) 5,000 30 Start
03/09/1904
Aberdeen 4-0 Peterhead
Scottish Qualifying Cup R1 1,500 30 Start
10/09/1904
Hamilton 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 30 Start
17/09/1904
Aberdeen 5-0 Forres Mechanics
Scottish Qualifying Cup R2 3,000 30 Start
24/09/1904
Aberdeen 3-1 Abercorn
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 30 Start
26/09/1904
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
East Scotland League 30 Start
01/10/1904
Aberdeen 1-1 Aberdeen University
Scottish Qualifying Cup R3 2,000 30 Start
08/10/1904
Aberdeen 6-1 Aberdeen University
Scottish Qualifying Cup R3 2,000 30 Start
15/10/1904
Aberdeen 3-0 Inverness Caledonian
Scottish Qualifying Cup R4 4,000 30 Start
22/10/1904
Aberdeen 3-1 Raith Rovers
Div 2 (Old) 4,000 30 Start
29/10/1904
Cowdenbeath 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Qualifying Cup R5 5,000 30 Start
05/11/1904
East Stirlingshire 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 2,000 30 Start
12/11/1904
Aberdeen 1-0 Clyde
Scottish Qualifying Cup SF 12,000 30 Start
19/11/1904
Ayr United 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 1,000 30 Start
26/11/1904
Renton 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Qualifying Cup F 9,000 30 Start
03/12/1904
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Bernards
Div 2 (Old) 30 Start
10/12/1904
Aberdeen 1-2 Hamilton
Div 2 (Old) 1,000 30 Start
17/12/1904
Clyde 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 1,000 30 Start
24/12/1904
St. Bernards 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 2,000 30 Start
03/01/1905
Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian
East Scotland League 5,000 30 Start
07/01/1905
Raith Rovers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 2,000 30 Start
14/01/1905
Albion Rovers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 30 Start
21/01/1905
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Bernards
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 30 Start
28/01/1905
Aberdeen 2-1 Queens Park
Scottish Cup R1 16,000 30 Start
04/02/1905
Abercorn 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 2,000 30 Start
18/02/1905
Aberdeen 6-1 Bathgate
Scottish Cup R2 REP 7,000 30 Start
22/02/1905
Kingseat Asylum Club 2-7 Aberdeen
Friendly 30 Start
25/02/1905
Third Lanark 4-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 10,000 30 Start
04/03/1905
Aberdeen 7-2 Albion Rovers
Div 2 (Old) 5,500 30 Start
11/03/1905
Arthurlie 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 1,000 30 Start
18/03/1905
Leith Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 1,500 30 Start
25/03/1905
Aberdeen 2-0 Ayr United
Div 2 (Old) 2,500 30 Start
01/04/1905
Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 1,000 30 Start
08/04/1905
Aberdeen 0-0 Arthurlie
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 30 Start
12/04/1905
Aberdeen 1-2 Aberdeenshire FA Select
Benefit Match 30 Start
15/04/1905
Aberdeen 0-0 Leith Athletic
Div 2 (Old) 2,000 30 Start
22/04/1905
Leith Athletic 2-0 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 30 Start
29/04/1905
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 30 Start
01/05/1905
Aberdeen 3-1 Heart of Midlothian
East Scotland League 5,000 30 Start
13/05/1905
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
East Scotland League 3,000 30 Start
17/05/1905
Aberdeen 1-3 Aberdeen A
Fleming Charity Shield F 30 Start
19/08/1905
Aberdeen 0-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 31 Start
23/08/1905
Montrose 4-1 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 31 Start
26/08/1905
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 31 Start
02/09/1905
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 31 Start
09/09/1905
Falkirk 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 31 Start
16/09/1905
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 31 Start
23/09/1905
Airdrie 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 31 Start
25/09/1905
Aberdeen 2-2 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 31 Start
30/09/1905
St. Mirren 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 31 Start
07/10/1905
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 31 Start
14/10/1905
Third Lanark 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 31 Start
21/10/1905
Aberdeen 2-2 Port Glasgow
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 31 Start
28/10/1905
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 31 Start
04/11/1905
Aberdeen 3-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 31 Start
18/11/1905
Dundee 6-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 31 Start
25/11/1905
Aberdeen 1-2 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 31 Start
02/12/1905
Aberdeen 2-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 31 Start
09/12/1905
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 31 Start
16/12/1905
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 31 Start
23/12/1905
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 31 Start
30/12/1905
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 31 Start
02/01/1906
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 31 Start
06/01/1906
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 31 Start
13/01/1906
Motherwell 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 31 Start
20/01/1906
Queens Park 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 31 Start
27/01/1906
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Scottish Cup R1 6,000 31 Start
03/02/1906
Morton 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 31 Start
10/02/1906
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
Scottish Cup R2 11,023 31 Start
17/02/1906
Aberdeen 1-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 31 Start
24/02/1906
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 31 Start
03/03/1906
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 31 Start
10/03/1906
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 31 Start
17/03/1906
Port Glasgow 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 31 Start
24/03/1906
Heart of Midlothian 1-3 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 2,800 31 Start
07/04/1906
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Inter-City League 3,000 31 Start
16/04/1906
Aberdeen 4-2 West Norwood
Friendly 31 Start
05/05/1906
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
East Scotland League 2,500 31 Start
07/05/1906
Leith Athletic 2-3 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 1,000 31 Start
08/09/1906
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 32 Start
10/09/1906
Aberdeen 6-1 Falkirk
East Scotland League 4,000 32 Start
15/09/1906
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 32 Start
22/09/1906
Aberdeen 0-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 32 Start
24/09/1906
Aberdeen 2-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 1,200 32 Start
27/09/1906
Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian
East Scotland League 8,000 32 Start
29/09/1906
Motherwell 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 32 Start
03/10/1906
Aberdeen 1-0 Aberdeen Wednesday
Benefit Match 32 Start
06/10/1906
Aberdeen 0-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 32 Start
13/10/1906
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 32 Start
20/10/1906
Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 32 Start
27/10/1906
Kilmarnock 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 32 Start
03/11/1906
Aberdeen 2-3 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 32 Start
10/11/1906
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 32 Start
17/11/1906
Clyde 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 32 Start
24/11/1906
Aberdeen 1-0 Port Glasgow
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 32 Start
01/12/1906
Hamilton 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 32 Start
08/12/1906
Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 32 Start
22/12/1906
Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 32 Start
01/01/1907
Falkirk 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 32 Start
02/01/1907
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 32 Start
05/01/1907
Aberdeen 2-3 Clyde
Friendly 3,000 32 Start
12/01/1907
Port Glasgow 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 32 Start
19/01/1907
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 32 Start
26/01/1907
Aberdeen 0-0 Johnstone
Scottish Cup R1 5,000 32 Start
09/02/1907
Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 REP 4,000 32 Start
16/02/1907
Aberdeen 2-1 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 32 Start
23/02/1907
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 32 Start
02/03/1907
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 32 Start
09/03/1907
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 32 Start
13/03/1907
Aberdeen 4-1 East End
Friendly 32 Start
16/03/1907
St. Mirren 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 32 Start
23/03/1907
Airdrie 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 32 Start
30/03/1907
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 32 Start
03/04/1907
Aberdeen 4-1 Gordon Highlanders
Friendly 32 Start
06/04/1907
Partick Thistle 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 32 Start
13/04/1907
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 32 Start
15/04/1907
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 32 Start
27/04/1907
Aberdeen 4-2 Newcastle United
Friendly 9,000 32 Start
04/05/1907
Queens Park 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 32 Start
06/05/1907
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 32 Start
11/05/1907
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
High Cup 1L 4,500 32 Start
13/05/1907
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
High Cup 2L 32 Start
14/05/1907
Elgin City 0-6 Aberdeen
Friendly 32 Start
15/08/1907
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 3,000 33 Start
17/08/1907
Aberdeen 3-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 33 Start
07/09/1907
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 33 Start
14/09/1907
Aberdeen 1-3 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 33 Start
21/09/1907
Dundee 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 33 Start
23/09/1907
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 33 Start
28/09/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 33 Start
05/10/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 33 Start
07/10/1907
Aberdeen 5-1 Peterhead
Friendly 33 Start
12/10/1907
Falkirk 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 33 Start
19/10/1907
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 33 Start
26/10/1907
Heart of Midlothian 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 33 Start
02/11/1907
Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 33 Start
09/11/1907
Queens Park 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 33 Start
16/11/1907
Motherwell 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 33 Start
23/11/1907
Aberdeen 3-1 Port Glasgow
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 33 Start
30/11/1907
St. Mirren 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 33 Start
07/12/1907
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 33 Start
14/12/1907
Third Lanark 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 33 Start
21/12/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 33 Start
28/12/1907
Morton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 33 Start
01/01/1908
Airdrie 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 33 Start
02/01/1908
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 33 Start
11/01/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 33 Start
18/01/1908
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 33 Start
25/01/1908
Aberdeen 3-0 Albion Rovers
Scottish Cup R1 5,000 33 Start
01/02/1908
Hamilton 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 33 Start
08/02/1908
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup R2 18,000 33 Start
15/02/1908
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 23,000 33 Start
29/02/1908
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 33 Start
07/03/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 33 Start
14/03/1908
Port Glasgow 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 33 Start
21/03/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup SF 20,000 33 Start
28/03/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 33 Start
25/04/1908
Clyde 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 33 Start
27/04/1908
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 5,000 33 Start
30/04/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Middlesbrough
Friendly 1,800 33 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
1907-08
29
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
0
4
0
0
1906-07
31
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
0
11
0
0
1905-06
30
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
6
0
0
1904-05
22
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
25
0
0
19
0
1
Totals:
112
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
123
0
0
40
0
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 123 0