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jim kirkland

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Squad Number: 3
Position: Left Back
Date of Birth: Wednesday, October 30, 1946
Birthplace: Bedford
Nationality: English
Height: 5' 9 3/4
Weight: 11st 10 lbs
Signed: 15/07/1964
Full name: James William Kirkland.

Jim played his first senior Dons' match in Iceland when he was named in the starting eleven for the second leg match against KR Reykjavik in the European Cup Winners' Cup. After that he had to wait 21 months before manager Eddie Turnbull chose to play him again, this time in a home match against Celtic. The winter of 1969-1970 saw Jim's total first team appearances increase to 16 but then he was again dropped and left the club in 1970, joining Grimsby Town.

Perhaps Jim's biggest claim to Aberdeen fame came when, during the close-season of 65-66 he discovered a nigh-time fire at Pittodrie that had started in the Boardroom. His prompt action in calling the Fire Brigade ensured that not too much damage was done, although some records and team photographs were lost. Jim's reward for saving the stadium? He was told off by a director for being out late at night.

Aberdeen Debut

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
21/09/1963 St Mirren 3 - 4 Aberdeen Scottish Reserve League 0
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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
1969-70 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 2 0 0
1968-69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967-68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1966-67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965-66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964-65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963-64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 16 0 0 2 0 0
Total Appearances/Goals:   16 0  
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