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Charlie Gavin Squad Index
Information:
1935-36 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Birthplace:
Coatbridge
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
11st 7lbs
Signed:
09/06/1933
Career History:
Ashfield Juniors
Aberdeen 9th June 1933
Arbroath 4th December 1936
Clyde 26th October 1939 (war guest)
Albion Rovers (war guest) 8th August 1940, cancelled - 16th October 1940
Clyde (war guest) 17th October 1940
Dumbarton (war guest) 28th July 1941, cancelled on 23rd April 1942
Albion Rovers (war guest) 1941-42, 1942-43, 1943-44 & 1944-45
Arbroath 1945-46, 15th January 1947
Ballymena close season 1947
Wick Academy September 1948
Keith September 1948
Weymouth October 1948
 
Profile:

GAVIN WANTS TRANSFER

Aberdeen Club Not to Stand in Player's Way

Charles Gavin, the reserve centre-half, has requested the Aberdeen F.C. Board to place him on the open-to-transfer list. It is understood that the club will not stand in the player's way if an offer comes along. Gavin, who is in his fourth season at Pittodrie, joined the Aberdeen club from Ashfield. The player was disappointed when he was not selected to fill the vacancy caused by an injury to Falloon in the League side against Hamilton Accies last Saturday. Gavin, who is a promising player, feels that he is ready for First League football, and that it would be to his advantage if he were to change his quarters. Arbroath are said to be making inquiries regarding the player.

Source: Press & Journal, 3rd December 1936

GAVIN GOES TO ARBROATH

Dons' Reserve Centre Half Transferred

Charlie Gavin, Aberdeen's reserve centre-half, was yesterday transferred to Arbroath, and will play for his new club against Third Lanark at Gayfield to-morrow. Gavin, who joined Pittodrie from Ashfield, is in his fourth season with the Aberdeen club, and has been one of the outstanding players in the reserve team. He has made numerous appearances in the League side, and one time or another has filled all the half-back berths.

No Surprise

His transfer does not come altogether as a surprise. He requested the Aberdeen F.C. Board this week to place him on the open-to-transfer list. The player was disappointed when he was not selected to fill the vacancy csused by an injury to Falloon in the League side against Hamilton Academicals last Saturday. Gavin felt that he was ready for First Division football and that it would be to his advantage if he were to change his quarters. He is strong defensive player and should prove a success with his new club. Gavin, who is twenty-three years of age, is 5ft. 9in. in height and weighs list. 21b.

Fee Said to be 350

Negotiations between Arbroath and the Aberdeen club opened on Wednesday in Dundee, and Mr R. MGlashan, the Arbroath manager, travelled. to Aberdeen yesterday forenoon, when terms were settled. The fee paid by the Angus club was not divulged, but it is probably in the region of 350.

Source: Press & Journal, 4th December 1936

Charlie Gavin

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
13/09/1933
Falkirk 6-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Brockville Park, Falkirk 7,000 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
1943-44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
1942-43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
45
0
0
1941-42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
1935-36
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
3
0
0
1934-35
6
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
3
0
0
1933-34
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
2
0
1
Totals:
14
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
65
0
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 17 0