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William Cruickshank Squad Index
Information:
1915-16 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Inside Right
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9 1/2
Weight:
11st. 0lbs.
Signed:
14/07/1916
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
At some time after his Pittodrie connection, William Wilson Cruickshank travelled to the United States, returning to Britain in August 1924. When travelling to Aberdeen, he met a man who turned out to be a card sharp who (with the help of others) cheated him out of 7 and $140. The thief - Robert Coulter - was found guilty and sentenced to 15 months hard labour.

Source: Press & Journal, 29th July 1925


Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
01/05/1916
Aberdeen 1-5 3rd Gordon Highlanders
Friendly 500 Start
26/08/1916
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 Start
09/09/1916
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 Start
23/09/1916
Aberdeen 1-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 Start
30/09/1916
Ayr United 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 Start
14/10/1916
Clyde 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 Start
28/10/1916
Dumbarton 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 Start
30/12/1916
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
02/01/1917
Raith Rovers 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 Start
06/01/1917
Aberdeen 1-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 250 Start
13/01/1917
Queens Park 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 Start
27/01/1917
Kilmarnock 7-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 Start
17/03/1917
Hamilton 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 Start
14/04/1917
Aberdeen 3-0 3rd Gordon Highlanders
Friendly Start
28/04/1917
Morton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 Start
24/09/1917
Aberdeen 3-2 Junior Select
Friendly Start
08/06/1918
Juniors 5-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,500 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
1917-18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1916-17
13
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
1
1
0
0
1915-16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
13
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
1
4
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 13 1