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pat doolan

Centre Forward


Squad Number: 9
Position: Centre Forward
Date of Birth: Thursday, October 18, 1906
Birthplace: Shotts
Nationality: Scottish
Height: 5' 101/2
Weight: 13st 0lbs
Signed: 27/11/1925

Pat's great moment for the Dons came in an Aberdeen and District Leage match at Pittodrie when he scored six goals against Fraserburgh on the 19th April 1926.It was his last match on Pittodire before his deathin July 1926.


Pat Doolan, the centre-forward of the Aberdeen Football Club, who resides at Knowenoble Street, Cleland, has been removed to Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow, suffering from blood poisoning. The cause of the trouble is supposed to be a wound in the head, received in a game a few weeks ago. He had previously received treatment in Aberdeen and Glasgow. On inquiry at his home it was learned he was fairly comfortable.

Source: Press & Journal, 19th June 1926


On the eve of the opening of the season the Aberdeen Football Club has sustained a serious loss by the death, which occurred in the Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow, yesterday, of Pat Doolan, the club's reserve centre-forward. Doolan, who was only 19 years of age, was picked up from Cleland Juniors, Lanarkshire, in the course of last season, and was regarded as a player with a brilliant future. It was the policy of the Aberdeen club to "nurse" him, and it was not until near the close of last season that he got a chance in the first team, for which he made three appearances in league matches, and also played in a Scottish Cup-tie. He played brilliantly in the "A" team, and was a prolific goal scorer. Ideally equipped physically for football, it was generally recognised that as he gained experience, Doolan would developed into a star player, and the club directorate and management had high hopes of him proving a valuable asset in the coming season. Of a sunny disposition, Doolan was tremendously popular at Pittodrie, and the death of so promising a player at such an early age is deeply regretted in local football circles. Near the close of last season Doolan contracted skin trouble on the head which developed into septic poisoning, and about two months ago was admitted to hospital in Glasgow. Widespread sympathy will be extended to his parents in their bereavement.

Source: Press & Journal, 16th July 1926

Aberdeen Debut

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
28/11/1925 Aberdeen 4 - 1 St Mirren Scottish Alliance League 1,000


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
1925-26 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
Totals: 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
Total Appearances/Goals:   4 2  
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