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Alex Moir Squad Index
Information:
1923-24 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
18th September 1897
Birthplace:
Woodside, Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9 1/2
Weight:
12 st 3lbs
Signed:
13/03/1922
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Alexander Moir, who for the past three seasons had filled the outside right position in the first eleven of the Aberdeen Football Club, has died in the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Moir, who was 25 years of age, was a native of Woodside, a son of Mr Alexander Moir, Western Road. In addition to being a talented football player, he was also a good all-round cricketer, and one of the best players in the Woodside Club. He was a juvenile football player with the old Woodside Club and was then secured by Mugiemoss, for whom he played at centre forward. Four seasons ago his ability attracted the attention of several senior clubs. He was signed on for the Aberdeen Club early one morning, Mr James Philip, the then manager of the club, having ascertained that the representative of an English League Club was on his way north to secure the player's signature. Moir's popularity with clubmates and the public generally was unmistakable.

Source: The Scotsman, 6th January 1925

DEATH OF ABERDEEN F.C. PLAYER.

The death occurred the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, on Monday, of Alexander Moir, who was for three seasons with the Aberdeen Football Club, and last season was the recognised outside right of the first eleven.

Moir, who was only 25 years of age, was a native of Woodside, being the second son of Mr Alexander Moir, 77 Western Road, had been a patient in the Infirmary since the beginning of August. Moir contracted a chill just before the opening of the football season, and pneumonia developed. He was then admitted to the Infirmary, but complications arose, and meningitis followed. Several operations were performed, and all that was possible done for him, but he gradually sank, and it was recognised some time ago that there was little hope of his recovery.
Moir, who was a fine specimen of athletic manhood, was a very clean-living young fellow, and was a non-smoker and a teetotaler. He was very fond of outdoor recreations, and, in addition to being a talented footballer, was a good all-round cricketer, being one of the best players the Woodside Club.
As juvenile footballer he was associated with the old Woodside Club, and his merit was recognised when he was secured by Mugie&oss, for whom he played many fine games centre-forward.
Four seasons ago, his ability attracted the attention of numerous senior clubs, and it will be recalled that Mr James Philip, the ex-manager of Aberdeen, signed him on for tie Pittodrie Club in the early hours of the morning, this step being necessary as it was known an English League club had a representative on the journey north to sign the player.
As a senior, Moir did not at first "make good" as a centre-forward, but he later his true position at outside right, and gave some fine displays for the league team. He was an enthusiastic and wholehearted player, for whom a big future was predicted, and regret was widespread at the illness which prevented him from playing this season.
Moir possessed a most likeable disposition and was immensely popular not only with his clubmates Pittodrie, but with the public generally.
Previous to becoming professional footballer, he was employed at Grandholm Mills. Much sympathy will be expressed with his parents in their loss.

Source: Press & Journal, 7th January 1925

Name: Alexander Mitchell Moir

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/04/1922
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 24 Start
08/04/1922
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
12/04/1922
Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
01/05/1922
Aberdeen 3-7 Dundee
Friendly 1,500 24 Start
06/05/1922
Aberdeen 7-2 Peterhead
Fleming Charity Shield F 3,000 24 Start
14/10/1922
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 27,000 25 Start
28/10/1922
Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 25 Start
04/11/1922
Third Lanark 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
03/03/1923
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
14/04/1923
Aberdeen 1-2 Albion Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
21/04/1923
Clyde 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
25/04/1923
Peterhead 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,340 25 Start
28/04/1923
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 25 Start
12/05/1923
Dundee Hibernian Select 0-0 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 2,000 25 Start
08/09/1923
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
15/09/1923
Aberdeen 0-2 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 25 Start
22/09/1923
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 Start
24/09/1923
Aberdeen 1-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 26 Start
29/09/1923
Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
06/10/1923
Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 26 Start
13/10/1923
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 26 Start
20/10/1923
Third Lanark 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
27/10/1923
Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
03/11/1923
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
10/11/1923
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
17/11/1923
St. Mirren 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 26 Start
24/11/1923
Clyde 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
01/12/1923
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
08/12/1923
Heart of Midlothian 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
15/12/1923
Aberdeen 0-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
29/12/1923
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 26 Start
01/01/1924
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 Start
02/01/1924
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
05/01/1924
Aberdeen 2-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 26 Start
29/03/1924
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 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
1923-24
21
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
2
0
0
0
1922-23
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
2
0
0
1921-22
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
2
0
2
Totals:
31
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
2
4
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 31 2