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Charles Watson Squad Index
Information:
1919-20 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
19th September 1894
Birthplace:
Aboyne
Nationality:
Scottish
Career History:
Argyle
Blackpool
Aberdeen 2nd August 1919; 27th October 1919, Released - 30th April 1920
 
Profile:
Full name Charles Gordon Watson.
A native of Deeside, Charles had returned there after being demobbed from the Army. He came to the attention of Aberdeen having previously played for Argyle and Blackpool FC, whom he had assisted while stationed there with the Army. As Aberdeen began to rebuild after the First World War they played a series of friendlies at the end of the 1918-19 season. Charles was given his first trial against the 3rd Canadian Depot on the 5th April 1919. Playing at outside left Charles created a favourable impression in the match, showing himself to be a clever winger. He appeared in a further three trial matches and impressed in them all. The result being that he was offered an opportunity to play for Aberdeen the following season. When the season began William Wylie was yet to re-sign for the club so Wiseman of Gillingham had been selected to play on the right wing. However, it was found that his papers were not in order and the club then turned to Charles. It was perhaps an unfortunate debut as he took a knock early on and then in the second half switched places with the injured Sam Cail, proving himself ineffective as a centre forward. By the following week William Wylie had re-signed for the club and Charles had played his one and only senior game for Aberdeen. However, he would be a regular on either wing for the "A" team for most of the season. His finest hours came when he scored the only goal of the Scottish Second XI Cup semi-final to beat Kilmarnock one-nil and winning the Aberdeenshire Cup after beating Buckie Thistle. Charles was not re-signed for the following season and in May 1921 he emigrated to the United States.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/04/1919
Aberdeen 1-0 3rd Canadian Command Depot
Friendly 4,000 24 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
1919-20
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1918-19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
Totals:
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
5
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 1 0