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Dave Caldwell Squad Index
Information:
1959-60 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Left Back
Date of Birth:
07th May 1932
Birthplace:
Clydebank
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 7
Weight:
10st 2lbs
Signed:
6th June 1953
Career History:
Duntochter Hibs
Aberdeen 6th June 1953/Rotherham 14th May 1960
Morton 30th September 1961, freed 30th April 1962
Wick Academy October 1965
Fraserburgh 8th November 1965
Forres Mechanics July 1967
Keith 20th December 1967 to April 1969
Sunnybank coach June 1969 to March 1977
 
Profile:

Full name: David Lees Caldwell.

Gained several inter-service honours whilst doing National Service with the R.A.F. Became an important member of the 1955 League winning side when he replaced Billy Smith who had suffered a leg break. After retiring from football became a marine engineer and later retired in Aberdeen.

Dave passed away on August 2 at Balmedie House Care Home at the age of 85, following a battle with Alzheimer's.

Evening Express Tribute

Died: Balmedie House Care Home, Balmedie, 2nd August 2017

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
22/08/1953
Aberdeen 5-2 Celtic
League Cup GB 30,000 21 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
1959-60
6
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
1
1
0
1958-59
7
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
1957-58
26
0
0
8
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
2
0
0
1956-57
33
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
4
0
0
1955-56
27
0
0
9
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
1
0
0
1954-55
5
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
2
0
0
1953-54
27
0
0
3
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
0
3
0
0
Totals:
131
0
0
30
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
177
0
0
13
1
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 177 0