1950–51 Aberdeen F.C. season

The 1950–51 season was Aberdeen's 39th season in the top flight of Scottish football and their 41st season overall. Aberdeen competed in the Scottish League Division One, Scottish League Cup, and the Scottish Cup.

Aberdeen F.C.
1950-51 season
ManagerDave Halliday
Scottish League Division One4th
Scottish Cup3rd Round
Scottish League CupQuarter-finalists
Top goalscorerLeague: Harry Yorston (18)
All: Harry Yorston (27)
Highest home attendance52,000 vs. Hibernian, 2 October
Lowest home attendance7,500 vs. East Fife, 7 April

ResultsEdit

Division AEdit

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 9 September Airdrieonians A 5–2 Yorston (3), Hamilton, Hather 8,000
2 23 September Dundee A 0–2 30,000
3 30 September Hibernian H 3–1 Pearson, Hamilton 15,000
4 7 October St Mirren A 2–4 Hather, Boyd 10,000
5 14 October Celtic H 2–1 Hamilton 30,000
6 21 October Clyde H 5–3 Yorston (2), Boyd, Baird, Hather 15,000
7 28 October Rangers A 2–1 Boyd, Yorston 50,000
8 4 November Third Lanark H 1–2 Hamilton 17,000
9 11 November Partick Thistle A 4–1 Yorston (2), Gibb, Anderson, 10,000
10 18 November Falkirk H 5–1 Hamilton (4), Baird, 20,000
11 25 November Raith Rovers A 0–1 15,000
12 2 December Heart of Midlothian H 2–0 Yorston (2) 22,000
13 9 December Motherwell H 4–2 Hamilton, Baird, Emery (penalty), Yorston 20,000
14 16 December Morton A 2–1 Emery (penalty), Baird 9,000
15 23 December Airdrieonians H 1–1 Hamilton 15,000
16 30 December East Fife A 0–0 10,000
17 1 January Dundee H 1–0 Hamilton 30,000
18 2 January Hibernian A 2–6 Hamilton, Pearson 35,000
19 6 January St Mirren H 1–1 McNeill 15,000
20 13 January Celtic A 4–3 Delaney (2), Yorston, Emery 45,000
21 20 January Clyde A 2–0 Hamilton, Yorston 10,000
22 3 February Rangers H 2–4 Pearson, Yorston 42,000
23 17 February Partick Thistle H 4–1 Yorston (2), Delaney, Hamilton 16,000
24 24 February Falkirk A 1–1 Emery 10,500
25 3 March Raith Rovers H 1–2 Delaney 15,000
26 17 March Motherwell A 1–1 Yorston 10,000
27 24 March Morton H 3–0 Delaney, Hamilton, Yorston 15,000
28 7 April East Fife H 1–2 Hamilton 7,500
29 18 April Heart of Midlothian H 1–4 Baird 20,000
30 28 April Third Lanark A 0–2 13,500

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Dundee 30 15 8 7 47 30 +17 38
4 Heart of Midlothian 30 16 5 9 72 45 +27 37
5 Aberdeen 30 15 5 10 61 50 +11 35
6 Partick Thistle 30 13 7 10 57 48 +9 33
7 Celtic 30 12 5 13 48 46 +2 29
Source: RSSSF

Scottish League CupEdit

Group 4Edit

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 12 August Clyde H 4–3 Hamilton (2), Anderson, Emery 28,000
2 16 August Rangers A 2–1 Hamilton (2) 40,000
3 19 August Morton A 2–0 Yorston (2), Boyd 18,000
4 26 August Clyde A 1–4 Hamilton 20,000
5 30 August Rangers H 2–0 Hather, Baird 42,000
6 2 September Morton H 6–1 Yorston (2), Hamilton (2), Baird, Boyd 25,000

Group 4 final tableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
Aberdeen 6 5 0 1 17 9 1.889 10
Rangers 6 4 0 2 18 7 2.571 8
Clyde 6 1 2 3 15 21 0.714 4
Morton 6 0 2 4 10 23 0.435 2

Knockout stageEdit

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
QF L1 16 September Hibernian H 4–1 Hather, Emery, Yorston, Hamilton 42,000
QF L2 20 September Hibernian A 1–4 Yorston 35,000
QF R 2 October Hibernian H 1–1 Baird 52,000
QF 2R 3 October Hibernian N 1–5 Baird 50,000

Scottish CupEdit

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 27 January Caledonian H 6–1 Yorston (3), Baird, Delaney 22,000
R2 10 February Third Lanark H 4–0 Hamilton (3), Emery 28,000
R3 10 March Celtic A 0–3 75,000

ReferencesEdit

  • Kevin Stirling. Aberdeen A Centenary History 1903-2003. Desert Island Books 2002. ISBN 1-874287-49-X.
  • AFC Heritage Trust