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Charles O'Hagan Squad Index
Information:
1908-09 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Inside left
Date of Birth:
28th July 1881
Birthplace:
Buncrana, Ireland
Nationality:
Irish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
10st. 10lbs
Signed:
18 December 1906
Career History:
St Columbs' College
Derry Celtic
Old Xavierans
Everton 20th March 1903
Tottenham Hotspur May 1904, Released 1st May 1906
Middlesbrough July 1906
Aberdeen 18th December 1906 175 + 10 Bonus, Released - 30th April 1910
Bolton May 1910 (On Trial)
Greenock Morton 8th September 1910 185
Third Lanark 2nd May 1912, Released - 30th April 1913
Norwich City manager 10th July 1920, Resigned - 24th January 1921
Sevilla FC Manager 5th October 1923 to June 1924
Preussen coach June to August 1924
 
Profile:
Arrived from Middlesborough in 1906, Irish international O'Hagan was an ideal partner for Dons winger Willie Lennie. A skilful inside forward the Irishman weighed in with 24 goals for the Dons in over 100 appearances for the club. O'Hagan was the first Aberdeen player to be capped for his country, before moving to Morton in 1910 for a fee of 185 - a figure set by the SFL after an appeal by the player. He then had a brief spell with Third Lanark in 1912/13.

O'Hagan served in France with the Highland Light Infantry during the Great War and was fortunate to survive. On his return he was appointed manager of Norwich City for their debut season in the Football League in 1920/21. He resigned after the Canaries registered just four wins in their first 22 League games. Two years later he emerged as manager of Sevilla in Spain where he stayed for a season. He then became a journalist and sailed to New York from Londonderry on the 20th November 1928. He died there less than three years later.

In October 1908, Charles O'Hagan began contributing a series to Bon-Accord entitled "My Football Reminiscences" entirely penned by himself. The series ran over 12 weekly issues.

Bon-Accord were rightly proud of the series and at one point printed this promotional "story":

Got What He Wanted

Charlie one evening was making his way up to "Bon-Accord" office. At Windmill Brae a man suddenly sprang on our friend. 'Your money or your life! said he hoarsely.
Was Charlie dismayed? No, not he. He just took a copy of a paper from his pocket and handed it to the robber, saying simply, 'This is an advance copy of "Bon-Accord." You'll find my life in it.'

Bon-Accord, 29th October 1908


Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
22/12/1906
Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
01/01/1907
Falkirk 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
02/01/1907
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 25 Start
05/01/1907
Aberdeen 2-3 Clyde
Friendly 3,000 25 Start
12/01/1907
Port Glasgow 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
19/01/1907
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
26/01/1907
Aberdeen 0-0 Johnstone
Scottish Cup R1 5,000 25 Start
09/02/1907
Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 REP 4,000 25 Start
02/03/1907
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
06/03/1907
Aberdeen 4-1 Aberdeen University
Benefit Match 350 25 Start
09/03/1907
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 25 Start
23/03/1907
Airdrie 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 25 Start
30/03/1907
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 25 Start
06/04/1907
Partick Thistle 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
13/04/1907
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 25 Start
15/04/1907
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
20/04/1907
Aberdeen 1-2 Leith Athletic
East Scotland League 25 Start
02/05/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Peterhead
Fleming Charity Shield 25 Start
04/05/1907
Queens Park 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 25 Start
06/05/1907
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
14/05/1907
Elgin City 0-6 Aberdeen
Friendly 25 Start
15/08/1907
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 3,000 26 Start
17/08/1907
Aberdeen 3-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
24/08/1907
Rangers 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 Start
31/08/1907
Aberdeen 1-2 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
07/09/1907
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
21/09/1907
Dundee 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 26 Start
23/09/1907
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 26 Start
28/09/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 26 Start
05/10/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
12/10/1907
Falkirk 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 26 Start
19/10/1907
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
26/10/1907
Heart of Midlothian 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
02/11/1907
Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 26 Start
09/11/1907
Queens Park 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
16/11/1907
Motherwell 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
23/11/1907
Aberdeen 3-1 Port Glasgow
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
30/11/1907
St. Mirren 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 26 Start
07/12/1907
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 Start
14/12/1907
Third Lanark 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
21/12/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 26 Start
28/12/1907
Morton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
01/01/1908
Airdrie 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
11/01/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
18/01/1908
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
25/01/1908
Aberdeen 3-0 Albion Rovers
Scottish Cup R1 5,000 26 Start
08/02/1908
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup R2 18,000 26 Start
15/02/1908
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 23,000 26 Start
19/02/1908
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Scottish Cup R2 RE2 24,000 26 Start
22/02/1908
Aberdeen 3-1 Queens Park
Scottish Cup QF 14,000 26 Start
07/03/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 26 Start
21/03/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup SF 20,000 26 Start
28/03/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 26 Start
04/04/1908
Aberdeen 6-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 26 Start
15/04/1908
Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen
High Cup 2,000 26 Start
18/04/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
20/04/1908
Aberdeen 3-0 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
23/04/1908
Aberdeen 4-1 Arsenal
Friendly 4,000 26 Start
25/04/1908
Clyde 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 26 Start
30/04/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Middlesbrough
Friendly 1,800 26 Start
02/05/1908
Aberdeen 4-0 Peterhead
Fleming Charity Shield 26 Start
15/08/1908
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 27 Start
17/08/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
North East Cup 4,000 27 Start
19/08/1908
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
High Cup 5,000 27 Start
22/08/1908
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 27 Start
29/08/1908
Clyde 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 27 Start
02/09/1908
Elgin City 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Start
12/09/1908
Aberdeen 2-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 27 Start
19/09/1908
Hamilton 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 27 Start
26/09/1908
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
28/09/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 27 Start
03/10/1908
Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
05/10/1908
Aberdeen 2-0 Peterhead
Friendly 400 27 Start
10/10/1908
Aberdeen 3-2 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 27 Start
14/10/1908
Heart of Midlothian 0-1 Aberdeen
North East Cup 2,500 27 Start
17/10/1908
Aberdeen 4-2 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
24/10/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 27 Start
31/10/1908
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
07/11/1908
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 27 Start
14/11/1908
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 27 Start
21/11/1908
Port Glasgow 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 27 Start
25/11/1908
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 1,700 27 Start
28/11/1908
Aberdeen 1-3 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 27 Start
05/12/1908
Airdrie 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 27 Start
12/12/1908
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 27 Start
19/12/1908
Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 27 Start
23/01/1909
Morton 0-4 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 7,000 27 Start
30/01/1909
Aberdeen 6-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 27 Start
06/02/1909
Third Lanark 4-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 13,300 27 Start
20/02/1909
Morton 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 27 Start
24/02/1909
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 27 Start
27/02/1909
Motherwell 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 27 Start
06/03/1909
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 27 Start
13/03/1909
Kilmarnock 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
20/03/1909
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 27 Start
27/03/1909
Rangers 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 27 Start
03/04/1909
Aberdeen 4-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
07/04/1909
Falkirk 2-5 Aberdeen
Robertson Cup 2,000 27 Start
10/04/1909
Peterhead 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Start
12/04/1909
Dundee 3-1 Aberdeen
Robertson Cup 4,000 27 Start
17/04/1909
Dundee 9-2 Aberdeen
North East Cup F 27 Start
21/04/1909
Aberdeen 2-1 Falkirk
Robertson Cup 2,000 27 Start
24/04/1909
Aberdeen 4-0 Inverness Citadel
Friendly 27 Start
18/08/1909
Aberdeen 4-0 Aberdeenshire FA Select
Friendly 2,000 28 Start
21/08/1909
Port Glasgow 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 28 Start
28/08/1909
Aberdeen 2-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 28 Start
04/09/1909
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 28 Start
13/09/1909
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen
Robertson Cup 3,000 28 Start
18/09/1909
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 28 Start
25/09/1909
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 28 Start
27/09/1909
Aberdeen 3-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 28 Start
02/10/1909
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 28 Start
09/10/1909
Aberdeen 1-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 28 Start
16/10/1909
Clyde 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 28 Start
23/10/1909
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 28 Start
30/10/1909
Falkirk 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 28 Start
04/12/1909
Aberdeen 0-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 28 Start
11/12/1909
Partick Thistle 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 28 Start
25/12/1909
Airdrie 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 28 Start
01/01/1910
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 28 Start
03/01/1910
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 28 Start
08/01/1910
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 28 Start
05/02/1910
Aberdeen 3-0 Bo'ness
Scottish Cup R1 5,000 28 Start
12/02/1910
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrie
Scottish Cup R2 7,000 28 Start
19/02/1910
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 27,000 28 Start
26/02/1910
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 28 Start
05/03/1910
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 28 Start
12/03/1910
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 28 Start
19/03/1910
St. Mirren 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 28 Start
26/03/1910
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 28 Start
02/04/1910
Aberdeen 1-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 28 Start
09/04/1910
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 28 Start
16/04/1910
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 28 Start
18/04/1910
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,500 28 Start
20/04/1910
Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 1,500 28 Start
23/04/1910
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 28 Start
30/04/1910
Queens Park 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 28 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
1909-10
29
0
5
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
32
0
6
2
0
2
1908-09
28
0
8
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
8
12
0
7
1907-08
29
0
5
0
0
0
6
0
1
0
0
0
35
0
6
5
0
1
1906-07
13
0
4
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
4
6
0
2
Totals:
99
0
22
0
0
0
13
0
2
0
0
0
112
0
24
25
0
12
Total Appearances/Goals: 112 24