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Bill Strauss Squad Index
Information:
1937-38 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:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
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


Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
22/08/1936
St. Mirren 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 20 Start
26/08/1936
Aberdeen 4-0 Arbroath
Dewar Shield SF 10,000 20 Start
29/08/1936
Aberdeen 4-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 20 Start
05/09/1936
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 20 Start
09/09/1936
Arbroath 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 20 Start
19/09/1936
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 26,000 20 Start
26/09/1936
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 24,000 20 Start
28/09/1936
Aberdeen 2-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 20 Start
03/10/1936
Celtic 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 46,000 20 Start
10/10/1936
Aberdeen 3-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
17/10/1936
Queen of the South 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 20 Start
24/10/1936
Aberdeen 4-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 20 Start
31/10/1936
Aberdeen 4-1 Albion Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 14,500 20 Start
07/11/1936
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 57,000 20 Start
14/11/1936
Heart of Midlothian 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 20 Start
21/11/1936
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 14,500 20 Start
28/11/1936
Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
12/12/1936
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
19/12/1936
Aberdeen 5-4 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
26/12/1936
Falkirk 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 20 Start
01/01/1937
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 20 Start
02/01/1937
Dunfermline Athletic 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
09/01/1937
Aberdeen 4-2 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 21 Start
16/01/1937
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 21 Start
23/01/1937
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 21 Start
30/01/1937
Aberdeen 6-0 Inverness Thistle
Scottish Cup R1 2,372 21 Start
06/02/1937
Motherwell 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
13/02/1937
Aberdeen 4-1 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup R2 25,314 21 Start
20/02/1937
Aberdeen 1-1 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
17/03/1937
Hamilton 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 12,000 21 Start
20/03/1937
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 21 Start
24/03/1937
Albion Rovers 1-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 500 21 Start
27/03/1937
Aberdeen 4-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 21 Start
29/03/1937
St. Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 21 Start
03/04/1937
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Scottish Cup SF 31,970 21 Start
31/05/1937
Northern Transvaal 0-2 Aberdeen
South African Tour 6,000 21 Start
12/06/1937
Transvaall 4-2 Aberdeen
South African Tour 20,000 21 Start
11/09/1937
Aberdeen 2-3 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 26,000 21 Start
25/09/1937
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 27,000 21 Start
27/09/1937
Aberdeen 3-0 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
02/10/1937
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Start
09/10/1937
Aberdeen 5-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
16/10/1937
Ayr United 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
23/10/1937
Morton 3-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 21 Start
06/11/1937
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 21 Start
13/11/1937
Clyde 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Start
20/11/1937
Hamilton 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 21 Start
04/12/1937
Kilmarnock 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 21 Start
11/12/1937
Aberdeen 2-3 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Start
18/12/1937
Arbroath 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Start
25/12/1937
Partick Thistle 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 21 Start
01/01/1938
Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 21 Start
22/01/1938
Elgin City 1-6 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 8,403 22 Start
29/01/1938
Aberdeen 4-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 22 Start
12/02/1938
Aberdeen 5-1 St. Johnstone
Scottish Cup R2 21,297 22 Start
26/02/1938
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 22 Start
05/03/1938
East Fife 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 9,000 22 Start
09/03/1938
Aberdeen 1-2 East Fife
Scottish Cup R3 REP 25,499 22 Start
19/03/1938
Queen of the South 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 22 Start
26/03/1938
Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 22 Start
30/04/1938
Aberdeen 7-0 Fraserburgh
Dewar Shield PR1 2L 22 Start
27/05/1938
Chelsea 0-4 Aberdeen
Empire Exhibition Tournament R1 20,000 22 Start
06/06/1938
Everton 3-2 Aberdeen
Empire Exhibition Tournament SF 20,000 22 Start
13/08/1938
Partick Thistle 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
17/08/1938
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield SF 8,000 22 Start
20/08/1938
Aberdeen 6-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 22 Start
24/08/1938
Aberdeen 3-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 22 Start
27/08/1938
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 22 Start
03/09/1938
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
10/09/1938
Arbroath 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 22 Start
14/09/1938
Third Lanark 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 22 Start
15/10/1938
Aberdeen 5-2 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 22 Start
22/10/1938
Heart of Midlothian 5-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
29/10/1938
Aberdeen 1-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 22 Start
05/11/1938
Aberdeen 5-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 22 Start
19/11/1938
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 22 Start
26/11/1938
Queen of the South 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 22 Start
03/12/1938
Aberdeen 6-3 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 22 Start
10/12/1938
Aberdeen 2-1 Albion Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 22 Start
17/12/1938
Rangers 5-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 22 Start
24/12/1938
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 22 Start
31/12/1938
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 22 Start
02/01/1939
Aberdeen 4-0 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 22 Start
03/01/1939
Ayr United 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 22 Start
07/01/1939
Aberdeen 6-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 23 Start
14/01/1939
Falkirk 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
21/01/1939
Aberdeen 1-0 Albion Rovers
Scottish Cup R1 19,016 23 Start
04/02/1939
Aberdeen 5-1 Queens Park
Scottish Cup R2 23,214 23 Start
11/02/1939
St. Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 23 Start
18/02/1939
Falkirk 2-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 17,280 23 Start
25/02/1939
Aberdeen 4-3 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 23 Start
04/03/1939
Aberdeen 2-0 Queen of the South
Scottish Cup QF 34,950 23 Start
07/03/1939
Clyde 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 23 Start
11/03/1939
Hamilton 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 23 Start
25/03/1939
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
Scottish Cup SF 81,756 23 Start
29/03/1939
Aberdeen 1-3 Motherwell
Scottish Cup SF REP 40,539 23 Start
01/04/1939
Aberdeen 4-3 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 23 Start
05/04/1939
Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
08/04/1939
Raith Rovers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 23 Start
22/04/1939
Albion Rovers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 23 Start
24/04/1939
Aberdeen 4-1 Barnsley
Friendly 6,000 23 Start
27/04/1939
Aberdeen 5-2 Buckie Thistle
Dewar Shield R1 1L 23 Start
29/04/1939
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 23 Start
12/08/1939
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 23 Start
16/08/1939
Arbroath 0-3 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield R2 7,000 23 Start
19/08/1939
Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
23/08/1939
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 23 Start
26/08/1939
Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 23 Start
30/08/1939
Aberdeen 2-2 Falkirk
Dewar Shield F 12,000 23 Start
02/09/1939
St. Johnstone 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
23/09/1939
Aberdeen 4-0 Arbroath
Friendly 3,000 23 Start
25/09/1939
Aberdeen 4-1 Clyde
Friendly 3,000 23 Start
30/09/1939
Falkirk 1-2 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield F REP 5,000 23 Start
02/01/1940
Aberdeen 6-2 Falkirk
Regional League East 5,000 23 Start
06/01/1940
East Fife 1-4 Aberdeen
Regional League East 24 Start
02/03/1940
Aberdeen 0-1 Albion Rovers
Regional Cup R1 REP 8,841 24 Start
11/10/1941
Leith Athletic 3-4 Aberdeen
North Eastern League 25 Start
01/01/1942
Rangers 1-3 Aberdeen
North Eastern League 25 Start
03/01/1942
Aberdeen 5-1 St. Bernards
North Eastern League 25 Start
11/04/1942
Aberdeen 3-0 Leith Athletic
North Eastern League 4,000 26 Start
03/10/1942
Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Aberdeen
North Eastern League 2,000 26 Start
09/01/1943
Aberdeen 2-0 Raith Rovers
North Eastern League 5,000 27 Start
01/01/1944
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
North Eastern League 8,000 27 Start
03/01/1944
Aberdeen 0-0 East Fife
North Eastern League 27 Start
07/07/1945
Aberdeen 1-3 Heart of Midlothian
North Eastern League 5,000 29 Start
01/12/1945
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 29 Start
23/03/1946
Hibernian 3-2 Aberdeen
Southern League Cup G1 35,000 30 Start
30/03/1946
Partick Thistle 0-0 Aberdeen
Southern League Cup G1 20,000 30 Start
06/04/1946
Aberdeen 2-0 Ayr United
Southern League Cup QF 17,500 30 Start
30/04/1946
Aberdeen 5-3 Airdrie
Southern League Cup SF REP 45,000 30 Start
04/05/1946
Aberdeen 1-1 Kilmarnock
Victory Cup R2 1L 15,000 30 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