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Alex Kiddie Squad Index
Information:
1947-48 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
27th April 1927
Birthplace:
Dundee
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8 1/2
Weight:
10st 4lbs
Signed:
09/08/1945
Career History:
Ashdale Juveniles
Angus Boys Amatuers
Jeanfield Swifts 1943
Dundee Stobswell 1944
Celtic 23rd December 1944
Aberdeen amatuer 9th August 1945, professional 21st June 1948
Falkirk 14th December 1950
Dundee 29th November 1952 (trial)
Arbroath 19th February 1953
Brechin City 8th August 1953, Freed 30th April 1955
Montrose 4th August 1956, Freed 30th April 1957
Forfar Ath. 7th September 1957, Freed 6th November 1957
 
Profile:
Just after the end of the Second World War, in 1945, Alex signed a three year contract with Aberdeen. He was studying at St Andrews University at the time and playing for Dundee Stobswell and therefore signed as an amateur to give him the freedom to maintain his academic focus - eventually gaining a BSC in Maths and Physics. The first season at the Club was a transitional one with Aberdeen playing in the Southern League and Alex hit the headlines in April 1946 by scoring two goals in the Southern League Cup semi-final replay victory over Airdrie. A couple of weeks later he played in the Final of the competition and the Dons triumphed 3-2 against Glasgow Rangers. Once football officially resumed after the war in 46/47 Alex went on to play 48 first team matches and score 13 goals for Aberdeen. In 1950 Alex was transferred to Falkirk whilst continuing to build a career in teaching in Dundee.

Full name: Alexander Anderson Kiddie.


Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/08/1945
St. Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield R1 1L 4,500 18 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
1949-50
5
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
1
0
0
0
1948-49
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
1947-48
17
0
4
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
5
2
0
0
1946-47
13
0
5
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
6
2
0
0
1945-46
18
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
2
16
0
3
Totals:
55
0
13
10
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
65
0
15
20
0
3
Total Appearances/Goals: 65 15