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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.

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

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
22/08/1953
Aberdeen 5-2 Celtic
League Cup GB 30,000 21 Start
26/08/1953
Airdrie 4-3 Aberdeen
League Cup GB 9,000 21 Start
29/08/1953
Aberdeen 3-4 East Fife
League Cup GB 30,000 21 Start
05/09/1953
Aberdeen 0-3 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 21 Start
12/09/1953
Stirling Albion 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
19/09/1953
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 21 Start
26/09/1953
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 21 Start
03/10/1953
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 21 Start
10/10/1953
Aberdeen 5-1 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 21 Start
17/10/1953
Aberdeen 5-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 21 Start
24/10/1953
Ayr United 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 21 Start
14/11/1953
Aberdeen 2-0 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 27,000 21 Start
21/11/1953
Falkirk 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
28/11/1953
Heart of Midlothian 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 21 Start
05/12/1953
Aberdeen 2-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 21 Start
12/12/1953
Hamilton 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 21 Start
19/12/1953
St. Mirren 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 21 Start
26/12/1953
Aberdeen 8-0 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 21 Start
01/01/1954
Dundee 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 21 Start
02/01/1954
Aberdeen 2-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 21 Start
09/01/1954
Partick Thistle 6-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 21 Start
16/01/1954
Aberdeen 1-3 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 17,500 21 Start
30/01/1954
Aberdeen 5-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Friendly 21 Start
06/02/1954
Aberdeen 1-0 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 21 Start
13/02/1954
Duns 0-8 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 700 21 Start
20/02/1954
Aberdeen 5-3 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 21 Start
27/02/1954
Hibernian 1-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 47,682 21 Start
06/03/1954
Queen of the South 2-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 21 Start
13/03/1954
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup QF 45,061 21 Start
17/03/1954
Aberdeen 0-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
20/03/1954
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 21 Start
27/03/1954
Raith Rovers 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 21 Start
29/03/1954
Leeds United 3-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 7,500 21 Start
10/04/1954
Aberdeen 6-0 Rangers
Scottish Cup SF 110,939 21 Start
14/04/1954
East Fife 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 21 Start
17/04/1954
Rangers 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 45,000 21 Start
19/04/1954
Hibernian 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 21 Start
24/04/1954
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup F 130,060 21 Start
26/03/1955
Aberdeen 2-2 Clyde
Scottish Cup SF 32,590 22 Start
30/03/1955
Aberdeen 4-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 16,500 22 Start
02/04/1955
Aberdeen 4-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 32,000 22 Start
04/04/1955
Aberdeen 0-1 Clyde
Scottish Cup SF REP 28,304 22 Start
09/04/1955
Clyde 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 22 Start
16/04/1955
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 22 Start
23/04/1955
Aberdeen 3-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
29/04/1955
Angus Select 1-2 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 3,000 22 Start
03/05/1955
Aberdeen 1-2 Preston North End
Friendly 10,000 22 Start
05/08/1955
Aberdeen 1-2 Aberdeen Reserves
Friendly 18,000 23 Start
13/08/1955
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 30,000 23 Start
17/08/1955
Aberdeen 3-2 Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup G3 24,000 23 Start
20/08/1955
Aberdeen 3-2 Clyde
League Cup G3 24,000 23 Start
27/08/1955
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
League Cup G3 30,000 23 Start
31/08/1955
Dunfermline Athletic 2-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 14,000 23 Start
03/09/1955
Clyde 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 8,000 23 Start
10/09/1955
Aberdeen 6-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 23 Start
14/09/1955
Aberdeen 5-3 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup QF 1L 30,000 23 Start
17/09/1955
Heart of Midlothian 2-4 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 35,000 23 Start
08/10/1955
Aberdeen 3-2 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 23 Start
22/10/1955
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
League Cup F 44,106 23 Start
29/10/1955
East Fife 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
05/11/1955
Aberdeen 1-4 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 23 Start
17/12/1955
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 23 Start
24/12/1955
Aberdeen 7-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 23 Start
31/12/1955
Falkirk 3-6 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,500 23 Start
02/01/1956
Dundee 2-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 29,000 23 Start
03/01/1956
Aberdeen 7-0 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 23 Start
07/01/1956
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 38,000 23 Start
14/01/1956
Hibernian 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 23 Start
28/01/1956
Queen of the South 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
04/02/1956
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R5 50,000 23 Start
11/02/1956
Aberdeen 4-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 23 Start
18/02/1956
Aberdeen 2-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 23 Start
25/02/1956
Stirling Albion 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 23 Start
03/03/1956
Aberdeen 7-3 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 23 Start
10/03/1956
Clyde 0-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,500 23 Start
17/03/1956
Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 23 Start
24/03/1956
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
31/03/1956
Aberdeen 3-5 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 23 Start
07/04/1956
Aberdeen 4-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 23 Start
10/04/1956
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 23 Start
18/04/1956
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 45,000 23 Start
21/04/1956
Aberdeen 3-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 23 Start
25/04/1956
Airdrie 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 23 Start
28/04/1956
Aberdeen 0-4 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 23 Start
30/04/1956
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 23 Start
29/05/1956
Montreal All Stars 0-8 Aberdeen
Canadian Tour 6,017 24 Start
09/06/1956
Everton 3-3 Aberdeen
Canadian Tour 18,363 24 Start
13/06/1956
Everton 2-1 Aberdeen
Canadian Tour 24 Start
11/08/1956
Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic
League Cup G2 35,000 24 Start
15/08/1956
East Fife 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 8,000 24 Start
08/09/1956
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
15/09/1956
Aberdeen 2-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
22/09/1956
Dundee 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 24 Start
24/09/1956
Aberdeen 3-2 Everton
Friendly 14,000 24 Start
29/09/1956
Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 24 Start
06/10/1956
East Fife 4-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
13/10/1956
Aberdeen 2-3 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 24 Start
20/10/1956
Ayr United 1-6 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
03/11/1956
Raith Rovers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
10/11/1956
Aberdeen 1-3 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
17/11/1956
Aberdeen 3-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 24 Start
24/11/1956
Rangers 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 24 Start
01/12/1956
Aberdeen 5-1 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
08/12/1956
Queens Park 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
15/12/1956
Falkirk 2-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
22/12/1956
Aberdeen 2-3 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 24 Start
29/12/1956
Aberdeen 2-3 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 24 Start
01/01/1957
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
02/01/1957
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
05/01/1957
Aberdeen 4-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 24 Start
12/01/1957
Hibernian 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 24 Start
26/01/1957
Airdrie 1-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
02/02/1957
Hibernian 3-4 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 27,300 24 Start
09/02/1957
Aberdeen 2-2 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
16/02/1957
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R5 16,600 24 Start
23/02/1957
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
06/03/1957
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
09/03/1957
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
16/03/1957
Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
23/03/1957
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 24 Start
30/03/1957
Queen of the South 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
13/04/1957
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
20/04/1957
Motherwell 2-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 24 Start
22/04/1957
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
24/04/1957
Aberdeen 2-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 24 Start
27/04/1957
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
10/08/1957
Aberdeen 5-1 Queen of the South
League Cup G1 22,000 25 Start
14/08/1957
Falkirk 3-4 Aberdeen
League Cup G1 8,000 25 Start
17/08/1957
Motherwell 2-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G1 6,000 25 Start
24/08/1957
Queen of the South 2-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G1 5,000 25 Start
28/08/1957
Aberdeen 2-1 Falkirk
League Cup G1 11,500 25 Start
31/08/1957
Aberdeen 5-3 Motherwell
League Cup G1 18,000 25 Start
07/09/1957
Aberdeen 0-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 25 Start
11/09/1957
Aberdeen 1-2 Clyde
League Cup QF 1L 18,000 25 Start
14/09/1957
Clyde 4-2 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 15,000 25 Start
21/09/1957
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
23/09/1957
Aberdeen 1-1 Leicester City
Friendly 13,000 25 Start
28/09/1957
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
05/10/1957
Aberdeen 5-1 Airdrieonians
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
12/10/1957
Airdrieonians 2-6 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
19/10/1957
Heart of Midlothian 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 25 Start
26/10/1957
Aberdeen 1-3 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 25 Start
02/11/1957
Falkirk 4-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
06/11/1957
Norwich City 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 16,519 25 Start
09/11/1957
Aberdeen 5-2 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
16/11/1957
Third Lanark 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
23/11/1957
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 25 Start
30/11/1957
Raith Rovers 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
07/12/1957
Aberdeen 2-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 25 Start
14/12/1957
Motherwell 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
21/12/1957
Queen of the South 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
28/12/1957
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 21,000 25 Start
01/01/1958
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 25 Start
02/01/1958
Aberdeen 6-2 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 25 Start
04/01/1958
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 25 Start
11/01/1958
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 25 Start
18/01/1958
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 25 Start
01/02/1958
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
15/02/1958
Morton 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 10,000 25 Start
22/02/1958
Aberdeen 1-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
01/03/1958
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 24,532 25 Start
05/03/1958
Queens Park 2-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 25 Start
08/03/1958
Aberdeen 2-4 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
15/03/1958
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 19,000 25 Start
19/03/1958
Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
16/08/1958
Aberdeen 5-1 Falkirk
League Cup G4 12,000 26 Start
23/08/1958
Aberdeen 0-2 Kilmarnock
League Cup G4 14,000 26 Start
18/03/1959
Raith Rovers 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
21/03/1959
Aberdeen 1-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
25/03/1959
Celtic 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
28/03/1959
Queen of the South 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
04/04/1959
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup SF 25,000 26 Start
08/04/1959
Aberdeen 1-0 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup SF REP 17,500 26 Start
11/04/1959
Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
15/04/1959
Aberdeen 2-4 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
18/04/1959
Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 26 Start
25/04/1959
Aberdeen 1-3 St. Mirren
Scottish Cup F 108,591 26 Start
08/08/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 Stirling Albion
League Cup G3 18,000 27 Start
12/08/1959
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 25,000 27 Start
15/08/1959
Kilmarnock 2-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 9,000 27 Start
19/08/1959
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 27 Start
22/08/1959
Stirling Albion 2-5 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 9,000 27 Start
26/08/1959
Aberdeen 1-4 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup G3 31,000 27 Start
29/08/1959
Aberdeen 2-4 Kilmarnock
League Cup G3 8,500 27 Start
14/10/1959
Luton Town 4-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Sub
31/10/1959
Clyde 7-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 27 Start
04/11/1959
Aberdeen 1-2 Arsenal
Friendly 11,000 27 Start
07/11/1959
Motherwell 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
14/11/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 27 Start
09/01/1960
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
16/01/1960
Aberdeen 2-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 27 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