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douglas thomson

Inside Right


Squad Number: 8
Position: Inside Right
Date of Birth: Monday, August 10, 1891
Birthplace: Dundee
Nationality: Scottish
Height: 5' 9
Weight: 12 st 0 lbs
Signed: 04/06/1920
Twin Brother of Dan.

Thomson was a regular and reliable inside man for the Dons, with a respectable scoring rate, but his career came to an abrubt halt after this court case:


An Aberdeen footballer's Saturday night Carousal, led to his appearance, along with a woman, before Baillie Wright, at the Aberdeen Police Court yesterday, on a charge of theft.
He was Douglas Thomson, inside right of the Aberdeen football team, and the woman was Mary Taylor, residing in Guestrow. They were charged with stealing eight bottles containing a quart, a pint, and two gills of whisky, two gills of port wine, 1 1/2 pints of stout and two pints of beer, 12 ounces of cheese, five slices of bread, and a bottle of lemonade, from the Bon-Accord Hotel, Market Street, Aberdeen, early on Sunday morning. Both pleaded guilty, and were represented by Mr R. S. McKay, solicitor, who said that Thomson was the man who scored the goal against Third Lanark on Saturday.
He went to the Bon-Accord Hotel in the evening to meet some football friends, and got some drink?too much, unfortunately and he remembered nothing more.
Mr. Gavin Sinclair (procurator-fiscal) said the celebrations commenced in quite an ordinary manner, but developed into carousal, and after leaving the hotel Thomson made one or two return visits.
He met the woman and her husband. All had been drinking, and the woman went back with Thomson to the hotel. Unfortunately, when they were coming away with the stolen articles, they were "nabbed" by a policeman.
Each of the accused was fined 30s, the money being paid in court.

Source: Press & Journal, 27th March 1923

Thomson did not play another game for the Dons after this, leaving the club shortly afterwards.

Aberdeen Debut

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
21/08/1920 Dundee 1 - 1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) 20,000


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
1922-23 29 0 11 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 34 0 14 1 0 1
1921-22 30 0 10 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 37 0 12 2 0 1
1920-21 36 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 7 3 0 0
Totals: 95 0 28 0 0 0 12 0 5 0 0 0 107 0 33 6 0 2
Total Appearances/Goals:   107 33