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Bill Strauss Squad Index
Information:
1936-37 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
06th January 1916
Birthplace:
Benoni, South Africa
Nationality:
South African
Height:
5' 7"
Weight:
11st 0lbs
Signed:
30/12/1935
Career History:
Aberdeen 30th December 1935/Plymouth Argyle 28th June 1946 to May 1953
 
Profile:
South African Strauss was a dashing left-winger who was spotted by the Dons shortly after his arrival to Britain. Played a major part in the Dons run to the Scottish Cup Final in 1937, and was injured in the semi-final, which meant he missed out on the big day. It was a popular belief that if Strauss were in the Dons 1937 Cup Final line up the Dons would have won. Transferred from Aberdeen to Plymouth Argyle in early 1946. He also played Minor Counties cricket for Devon in the early 1950's.

Full name: William Henry Strauss. Died - Plymouth, 16th November 1984

Bill Strauss

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
22/08/1936
St. Mirren 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley 15,000 20 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
1945-46
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
5
0
1
1944-45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1943-44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1942-43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1941-42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
4
1939-40
5
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
4
8
0
9
1938-39
31
0
12
0
0
0
6
0
3
0
0
0
37
0
15
3
0
3
1937-38
19
0
5
0
0
0
4
0
2
0
0
0
23
0
7
5
0
3
1936-37
30
0
24
0
0
0
4
0
6
0
0
0
34
0
30
1
0
4
Totals:
86
0
45
0
0
0
14
0
11
0
0
0
100
0
56
31
0
24
Total Appearances/Goals: 100 56