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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 (Loan) 28th July 1917 - 26th April 1918, (Loan) 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

Appearances: show debut only
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
16/05/1911
Slavia Prague 1-2 Aberdeen
Tour of Bohemia Moravia and Galicia 7,000 22 Start
20/05/1911
Wisla Krakow 1-9 Aberdeen
Tour of Bohemia Moravia and Galicia 22 Start
22/05/1911
Wisla Krakow 1-8 Aberdeen
Tour of Bohemia Moravia and Galicia 22 Start
15/08/1911
Dundee 3-4 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 4,000 22 Start
19/08/1911
Aberdeen 3-1 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
26/08/1911
Aberdeen 1-2 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
02/09/1911
Hamilton 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
09/09/1911
Heart of Midlothian 4-3 Aberdeen
North East Cup 23 Start
16/09/1911
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 23 Start
23/09/1911
Falkirk 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
25/09/1911
Aberdeen 3-0 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
07/10/1911
Clyde 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 23 Start
14/10/1911
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 23 Start
21/10/1911
Aberdeen 3-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
28/10/1911
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
04/11/1911
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
11/11/1911
Queens Park 2-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 23 Start
18/11/1911
Raith Rovers 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
25/11/1911
Heart of Midlothian 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 23 Start
02/12/1911
Aberdeen 0-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
09/12/1911
Partick Thistle 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
16/12/1911
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
23/12/1911
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
30/12/1911
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 23 Start
01/01/1912
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
20/01/1912
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 23 Start
27/01/1912
St. Mirren 3-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 16,000 23 Start
10/02/1912
Aberdeen 4-0 St. Mirren
Scottish Cup R1 REP 14,000 23 Start
17/02/1912
Aberdeen 3-0 Armadale
Scottish Cup R2 7,000 23 Start
24/02/1912
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Scottish Cup R3 22,000 23 Start
09/03/1912
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 40,000 23 Start
16/03/1912
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 23 Start
13/04/1912
Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 23 Start
17/04/1912
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 23 Start
20/04/1912
Airdrie 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,500 23 Start
27/04/1912
Kilmarnock 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 23 Start
29/04/1912
Aberdeen 0-1 Newcastle United
Friendly 6,000 23 Start
06/05/1912
Aberdeen 3-3 Aberdeen University
Fleming Charity Shield F 23 Start
17/08/1912
Aberdeen 2-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
21/08/1912
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 2,000 24 Start
21/09/1912
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
23/09/1912
Aberdeen 0-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
28/09/1912
Morton 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
30/09/1912
Aberdeen 4-0 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 300 24 Start
05/10/1912
Aberdeen 1-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 24 Start
12/10/1912
Airdrie 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
26/10/1912
Aberdeen 2-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
30/10/1912
Heart of Midlothian 1-2 Aberdeen
Inter-City League 2,000 24 Start
02/11/1912
Clyde 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
09/11/1912
Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
16/11/1912
Aberdeen 3-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
23/11/1912
Hibernian 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
30/11/1912
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
07/12/1912
Aberdeen 0-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
14/12/1912
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
11/01/1913
St. Mirren 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 24 Start
18/01/1913
Aberdeen 4-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
25/01/1913
Queens Park 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
01/02/1913
Heart of Midlothian 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
08/02/1913
Dumbarton 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 8,000 24 Start
15/02/1913
Aberdeen 3-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
22/02/1913
Aberdeen 2-0 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 24 Start
01/03/1913
Aberdeen 4-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
08/03/1913
Kilmarnock 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 24 Start
15/03/1913
Hamilton 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 24 Start
22/03/1913
St. Johnstone 3-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 24 Start
29/03/1913
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 24 Start
12/04/1913
Aberdeen 3-2 Highland League Select
Friendly 24 Start
19/04/1913
Partick Thistle 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
23/04/1913
Inverness Clachnacuddin 2-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 24 Start
26/04/1913
Aberdeen 1-0 Dumbarton
Friendly 24 Start
16/08/1913
Aberdeen 1-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
18/08/1913
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 24 Start
23/08/1913
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
30/08/1913
Aberdeen 0-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
06/09/1913
Rangers 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 25 Start
22/09/1913
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 25 Start
27/09/1913
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
04/10/1913
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 25 Start
11/10/1913
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 25 Start
18/10/1913
Raith Rovers 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
25/10/1913
Aberdeen 2-2 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
13/12/1913
Clyde 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
20/12/1913
Aberdeen 2-3 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
27/12/1913
Queens Park 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
01/01/1914
Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 25 Start
03/01/1914
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
10/01/1914
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
17/01/1914
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 25 Start
24/01/1914
Aberdeen 5-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
31/01/1914
Dumbarton 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 25 Start
07/02/1914
Aberdeen 4-1 Albion Rovers
Scottish Cup R1 15,000 25 Start
21/02/1914
Aberdeen 1-2 St. Mirren
Scottish Cup R2 21,000 25 Start
28/02/1914
Partick Thistle 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
07/03/1914
Aberdeen 2-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
14/03/1914
Falkirk 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 25 Start
18/03/1914
Aberdeen 0-0 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 25 Start
21/03/1914
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
28/03/1914
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 25 Start
04/04/1914
Airdrie 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 25 Start
11/04/1914
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
13/04/1914
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
Robertson Cup 4,000 25 Start
15/04/1914
Aberdeen 4-2 Former Players
Benefit Match 25 Start
18/04/1914
Ayr United 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
20/04/1914
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
North East Cup 3,000 25 Start
22/04/1914
Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 25 Start
25/04/1914
Third Lanark 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
28/04/1914
Heart of Midlothian 0-1 Aberdeen
North East Cup F 2,000 25 Start
02/05/1914
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Johnstone
Fleming Charity Shield 25 Start
15/08/1914
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
22/08/1914
Aberdeen 0-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
29/08/1914
Morton 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 26 Start
05/09/1914
Aberdeen 2-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
19/09/1914
Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
26/09/1914
Heart of Midlothian 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
28/09/1914
Aberdeen 1-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
03/10/1914
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
10/10/1914
Airdrie 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
17/10/1914
Aberdeen 1-2 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
24/10/1914
Falkirk 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 26 Start
31/10/1914
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
07/11/1914
Aberdeen 1-3 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
05/12/1914
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
12/12/1914
Partick Thistle 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
19/12/1914
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
26/12/1914
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
27/02/1915
Third Lanark 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
06/03/1915
Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
20/03/1915
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 26 Start
27/03/1915
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
03/04/1915
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
10/04/1915
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
17/04/1915
Aberdeen 1-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
21/08/1915
Kilmarnock 5-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,500 27 Start
28/08/1915
Aberdeen 2-2 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 27 Start
04/09/1915
St. Mirren 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
11/09/1915
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 27 Start
18/09/1915
Airdrie 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
25/09/1915
Aberdeen 1-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 1,500 27 Start
27/09/1915
Aberdeen 5-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
02/10/1915
Partick Thistle 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
09/10/1915
Aberdeen 1-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
16/10/1915
Morton 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 27 Start
06/11/1915
Celtic 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 27 Start
13/11/1915
Aberdeen 2-1 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
20/11/1915
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
27/11/1915
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 27 Start
04/12/1915
Heart of Midlothian 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 27 Start
11/12/1915
Aberdeen 2-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 27 Start
18/12/1915
Falkirk 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
25/12/1915
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 27 Start
01/01/1916
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
08/01/1916
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 27 Start
15/01/1916
Queens Park 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
22/01/1916
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 27 Start
05/02/1916
Aberdeen 0-4 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 27 Start
12/02/1916
Ayr United 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 27 Start
26/02/1916
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
04/03/1916
Clyde 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
11/03/1916
Aberdeen 1-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 27 Start
18/03/1916
Hamilton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 27 Start
01/04/1916
Aberdeen 5-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
08/04/1916
Aberdeen 0-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 27 Start
15/04/1916
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 27 Start
22/04/1916
Raith Rovers 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 27 Start
04/11/1916
Aberdeen 0-1 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 28 Start
11/11/1916
Motherwell 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 28 Start
18/11/1916
Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 28 Start
25/11/1916
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 28 Start
09/12/1916
Hibernian 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 28 Start
16/12/1916
Aberdeen 0-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 28 Start
30/12/1916
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 28 Start
13/01/1917
Queens Park 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 28 Start
10/02/1917
Heart of Midlothian 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 28 Start
24/02/1917
Airdrie 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 28 Start
03/03/1917
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 28 Start
17/03/1917
Hamilton 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 28 Start
24/03/1917
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 28 Start
31/03/1917
Partick Thistle 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 28 Start
07/04/1917
Falkirk 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 28 Start
14/04/1917
Aberdeen 3-0 3rd Gordon Highlanders
Friendly 28 Start
21/04/1917
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 28 Start
28/04/1917
Morton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 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
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