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matt forsyth

3
Left Back

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Squad Number: 3
Position: Left Back
Birthplace: Glasgow
Nationality: Scottish
Height: 5' 8
Weight: 11st 9lbs
Signed: 18/05/1920
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.

Aberdeen Debut

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
18/08/1920 Dundee 2 - 0 Aberdeen East Scotland League 6,000 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