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Alec Reid Squad Index
Information:
1926-27 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
09th February 1897
Birthplace:
Bathgate
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 6
Weight:
10st 8lbs
Signed:
18th June 1925
Career History:
Ashfield Juniors
Airdrie 18th March 1918, 26th December 1918
Third Lanark 25th December 1920
Aberdeen 18th June 1925 1,500
Preston North End 6th August 1927
Blackpool 4th February 1933, Freed - 30th May 1933
Chorley 29th July 1933
Darwen 12th October 1934
Aberdeen North End
Tunbridge Wells R
Babcock & Wilcox
 
Profile:

REID OF THIRD FOR ABERDEEN.
CLUB'S BIGGEST TRANSFER FEE.

It was officially announced last night by Mr William Philip, the chairman of the Aberdeen Football Club, that the services of Alec Reid, the outside right of the Third Lanark, had been secured for Pittodrie next season.
It has been known for some time that negotiations for the transfer of this player had been proceeding. Some time ago agreement on the amount of fee to be paid by Aberdeen to Third Lanark had been reached, but a hitch occurred owing to the demand made by the player. Now this difficulty has been got over, and Reid is an Aberdeen player.
The amount of transfer fee paid has not been divulged, but is understood to have been in the region of 1500. In any case, it is the highest the Aberdeen Club has ever paid for a player.
Reid, who is a player of ripe experience, joined Third Lanark from Airdrieonians three seasons ago. He has been a big success at Cathkin, and during the past two seasons was well in the running for international honours. At Pittodrie it is considered he will prove a worthy substitute for Alec Jackson, who was transferred to Huddersfield Town. Following upon the signing of Robert McDermid from Rangers and Queen of the South, Aberdeen have secured two well-known forwards within a week.

Source: Press & Journal, 19th June 1925

Alex. Reid, outside right of Aberdeen, has been transferred to Preston North End. The announcement, officially made yesterday, does not state the amount of the transfer fee, but it is understood to be considerable. Reid, who belongs to Bathgate, played for Airdrieonians and Third Lanark before joining the Aberdeen Club two years ago. He was chosen as reserve forward for the England v Scotland international played at Wembley four years ago, and he is the possessor of an Inter-League cap.

Source: The Scotsman, 5th August 1927

Died - Preston, 03/11/1969

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/08/1925
Aberdeen 3-3 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 28 Start
19/08/1925
Aberdeen 4-4 Whites
Benefit Match 9,000 28 Start
22/08/1925
Airdrie 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 28 Start
29/08/1925
Aberdeen 2-1 Cowdenbeath
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 28 Start
05/09/1925
Queens Park 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 28 Start
12/09/1925
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 26,000 28 Start
19/09/1925
Clydebank 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 28 Start
21/09/1925
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 28 Start
26/09/1925
Aberdeen 1-2 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 28 Start
28/09/1925
Aberdeen 1-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 28 Start
03/10/1925
Falkirk 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 28 Start
10/10/1925
Aberdeen 5-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 28 Start
17/10/1925
Dundee 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 28 Start
24/10/1925
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 28 Start
31/10/1925
Aberdeen 3-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 28 Start
07/11/1925
Aberdeen 2-4 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 21,000 28 Start
14/11/1925
Dundee United 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 28 Start
21/11/1925
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 28 Start
28/11/1925
Raith Rovers 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 28 Start
05/12/1925
Aberdeen 0-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 28 Start
12/12/1925
Partick Thistle 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 28 Start
19/12/1925
Aberdeen 4-1 Clydebank
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 28 Start
23/01/1926
Aberdeen 8-1 St. Bernards
Scottish Cup R1 8,076 28 Start
30/01/1926
Hamilton 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 28 Start
06/02/1926
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup R2 12,261 28 Start
10/02/1926
Dundee 0-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 10,000 28 Start
13/02/1926
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 29 Start
17/02/1926
Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 29 Start
20/02/1926
Aberdeen 2-2 St. Johnstone
Scottish Cup R3 21,026 29 Start
24/02/1926
St. Johnstone 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 12,500 29 Start
27/02/1926
Aberdeen 3-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 29 Start
01/03/1926
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Johnstone
Scottish Cup R3 RE2 13,750 29 Start
06/03/1926
Third Lanark 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 16,400 29 Start
10/03/1926
Aberdeen 3-0 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup QF REP 11,591 29 Start
13/03/1926
Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 29 Start
17/03/1926
Kilmarnock 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 29 Start
20/03/1926
Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic
Scottish Cup SF 23,000 29 Start
27/03/1926
Rangers 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 29 Start
17/04/1926
Aberdeen 1-1 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 29 Start
19/04/1926
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 29 Start
24/04/1926
St. Mirren 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 29 Start
14/08/1926
Cowdenbeath 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 29 Start
18/08/1926
Aberdeen 3-3 Former Dons XI
Benefit Match 29 Start
21/08/1926
Aberdeen 5-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 29 Start
28/08/1926
Hibernian 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 29 Start
04/09/1926
Aberdeen 2-0 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 29 Start
11/09/1926
Falkirk 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 29 Start
18/09/1926
Aberdeen 6-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 29 Start
25/09/1926
Rangers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 29 Start
27/09/1926
Aberdeen 5-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 29 Start
02/10/1926
Aberdeen 3-3 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 29 Start
06/10/1926
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Dewar Shield F 6,000 29 Start
09/10/1926
Kilmarnock 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 29 Start
16/10/1926
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 29 Start
23/10/1926
Celtic 6-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 29 Start
30/10/1926
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 29 Start
06/11/1926
Aberdeen 1-4 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 29 Start
13/11/1926
Dundee United 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 29 Start
20/11/1926
Aberdeen 6-5 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 29 Start
27/11/1926
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 29 Start
04/12/1926
Airdrie 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 29 Start
11/12/1926
Aberdeen 3-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 29 Start
18/12/1926
Motherwell 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 29 Start
25/12/1926
Aberdeen 0-0 Cowdenbeath
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 29 Start
01/01/1927
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 16,500 29 Start
03/01/1927
Aberdeen 2-5 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 29 Start
08/01/1927
Queens Park 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 29 Start
15/01/1927
Aberdeen 3-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 29 Start
22/01/1927
Aberdeen 4-2 Helensburgh
Scottish Cup R1 14,000 29 Start
29/01/1927
Morton 3-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 29 Start
05/02/1927
East Fife 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 8,000 29 Start
09/02/1927
Aberdeen 1-2 East Fife
Scottish Cup R2 REP 12,000 29 Start
12/02/1927
Hamilton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 30 Start
16/02/1927
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 30 Start
26/02/1927
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 30 Start
09/03/1927
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 30 Start
12/03/1927
Clyde 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 30 Start
19/03/1927
Partick Thistle 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 30 Start
26/03/1927
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 30 Start
02/04/1927
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 30 Start
09/04/1927
St. Mirren 6-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 30 Start
13/04/1927
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Benefit Match 30 Start
16/04/1927
Aberdeen 1-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 30 Start
23/04/1927
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 30 Start
30/04/1927
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 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
1926-27
38
0
11
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
41
0
11
3
0
2
1925-26
30
0
10
0
0
0
9
0
1
0
0
0
39
0
11
2
0
0
Totals:
68
0
21
0
0
0
12
0
1
0
0
0
80
0
22
5
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 80 22