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Dick Ritchie Squad Index
Information:
1936-37 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Left Half
Date of Birth:
04th October 1911
Birthplace:
Gourock
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
11st 10lbs
Signed:
08/12/1934
Career History:
Gourock FP
Morton 1st May 1931
Dumbarton 4th August 1933
Aberdeen 8th December 1934
Hull City (On Trial) October 1938
Morton 5th November 1938 - 1946
 
Profile:
Full Name: Richard Thorburn Ritchie

Whilst the main squad was on tour of South Africa in 1937 remaining players had been ordered to report for training on 20th July but Ritchie failed to turn up till 25th August. This may or may not have been because he had been recovering from an operation for varicose veins. After deliberation the Club decided to suspend him sine die. A hearing of the SFA Claims Committee did not agree with this and ordered the Club to reinstate him and pay a fine of 20 for an infringement of the articles of association.

Died: Newton Mearns, 8th July 1959

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
03/04/1935
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 23 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
1937-38
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1936-37
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1935-36
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1934-35
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
0
Totals:
9
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
2
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 10 0