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David Main Squad Index
Information:
1915-16 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
19th August 1888
Birthplace:
Falkirk
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10
Weight:
12st. 0lbs.
Signed:
10/05/1911
Career History:
Bo?ness Our Boys/Falkirk 22nd November 1907 (Trialist), 11th December 1907 (Permanent)/Sunderland 26th October 1910/Aberdeen 10th May 1911/Falkirk (OL) 28th July 1917 ? 26th April 1918, (OL) 8th August 1918 - 30th April 1919, Permanent - 8th November 1919
 
Profile:
Arrived at Pittodrie in 1911 from Falkirk as an out and out striker. Never the most agile, Main proved to be a prolific scorer for the Dons during his six seasons at Aberdeen. With 58 goals from his 158 appearances, Main was the Dons top scorer in his first three seasons. Previously with Sunderland where he played only two first team matches, Main played for the Dons until the ongoing hostilities forced the Dons to cease competitive football in 1917. Died - Falkirk, 23rd June 1961
David Main

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
14/05/1911
Slavia Prague 3-2 Aberdeen
Tour of Bohemia Moravia and Galicia 6,000 22 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
1916-17
17
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
4
1
0
0
1915-16
32
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
15
0
0
0
1914-15
24
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
5
0
0
0
1913-14
30
0
9
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
32
0
11
6
0
3
1912-13
26
0
10
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
10
6
0
5
1911-12
26
0
11
0
0
0
5
0
2
0
0
0
31
0
13
4
0
10
1910-11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
7
Totals:
155
0
54
0
0
0
8
0
4
0
0
0
163
0
58
21
0
25
Total Appearances/Goals: 163 58