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Alexander Halkett Squad Index
Information:
1908-09 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Right Half
Date of Birth:
25th September 1881
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 6
Weight:
10st 7lbs
Signed:
15/07/1904
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Nicknamed "Ecky," Halkett was one of the original pioneering Aberdeen players who helped ease the club in to the Scottish League in the early part of the century. Signed from Dundee in 1904, became a regular right half in the Dons side and was a firm favourite for the "Black & Golds". Elevated to club captain in 1907, Halkett was never capped for his country and scored two goals during his five seasons at Pittodrie.

"Alexander Halkett, right-half, is one of the neatest players who ever kicked a ball. He comes of a well-known Dundee family of footballers, and fully keeps up the reputation of it. A most judicious man, and one who is very seldom off form."

Source: Aberdeen Evening Gazette, 26th November 1904

Alick Halket, who has undergone a serious operation since the season ended, is now on the high road to recovery. He is still in hospital, but is mending very rapidly.

Source: Bon-Accord, 6th June 1907

HALKETT GOES TO PORTSMOUTH

Alexander Halkett, who has been with the Aberdeen club since the amalgamation, has been transferred to the Portsmouth club. Many were regret this players departure, and his finished half-back play will be a distinct loss to the Pittodrie club. Halkett commenced playing for Aberdeen when the club was admitted to the Second Division of the league, there was thus the oldest playing member in the club. He was the sole remaining player of the team which won the Qualifying Cup in 1904-5.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 12th May 1909

Mrs. Halkett, Spey Street, Kingussie, received official intimation last week that her husband, Gunner Alexander Halkett, Royal Field Artillery, has fallen in action. The deceased was one of the most prominent football players in the west and middle districts of Scotland. He leaves a young wife and child.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 20th March 1917

Military Profile
Rank Gunner
Regiment/Service Royal Field Artillery
Unit "C" Battalion, 87th Brigade
Service Number 143620
Cemetery SAILLY-AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Reference www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=282387
Additional Info

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 17.03.1917
WAR CASUALTIES - PERTH
News has come to hand that Gunner Alexander L. Halkett, R.F.A., a well-known football player, has been killed in action. Gunner Halkett, who was the son of Mr John Halkett, 1 Park Avenue, Dundee. enlisted about midsummer last year, and went to the front in December. He was at one time half-back for Dundee Football Club, and afterwards acted as captain for Aberdeen F.C. Latterly he came to Perth to play for St. Johnstone. Gunner Halkett was 35 years of age, and was married ten months ago.



Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/08/1904
Aberdeen 1-1 Leith Athletic
East Scotland League 22 Start
17/08/1904
Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee
Friendly 22 Start
20/08/1904
Aberdeen 1-2 Falkirk
Div 2 (Old) 6,000 22 Start
27/08/1904
Aberdeen 0-1 Clyde
Div 2 (Old) 5,000 22 Start
03/09/1904
Aberdeen 4-0 Peterhead
Scottish Qualifying Cup R1 1,500 22 Start
10/09/1904
Hamilton 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 22 Start
17/09/1904
Aberdeen 5-0 Forres Mechanics
Scottish Qualifying Cup R2 3,000 22 Start
24/09/1904
Aberdeen 3-1 Abercorn
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 22 Start
01/10/1904
Aberdeen 1-1 Aberdeen University
Scottish Qualifying Cup R3 2,000 23 Start
08/10/1904
Aberdeen 6-1 Aberdeen University
Scottish Qualifying Cup R3 2,000 23 Start
15/10/1904
Aberdeen 3-0 Inverness Caledonian
Scottish Qualifying Cup R4 4,000 23 Start
22/10/1904
Aberdeen 3-1 Raith Rovers
Div 2 (Old) 4,000 23 Start
29/10/1904
Cowdenbeath 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Qualifying Cup R5 5,000 23 Start
05/11/1904
East Stirlingshire 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 2,000 23 Start
12/11/1904
Aberdeen 1-0 Clyde
Scottish Qualifying Cup SF 12,000 23 Start
19/11/1904
Ayr United 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 1,000 23 Start
26/11/1904
Renton 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Qualifying Cup F 9,000 23 Start
03/12/1904
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Bernards
Div 2 (Old) 23 Start
31/12/1904
Aberdeen 3-0 East Stirlingshire
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 23 Start
03/01/1905
Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian
East Scotland League 5,000 23 Start
07/01/1905
Raith Rovers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 2,000 23 Start
14/01/1905
Albion Rovers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 23 Start
04/02/1905
Abercorn 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 2,000 23 Start
18/02/1905
Aberdeen 6-1 Bathgate
Scottish Cup R2 REP 7,000 23 Start
22/02/1905
Kingseat Asylum Club 2-7 Aberdeen
Friendly 23 Start
25/02/1905
Third Lanark 4-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 10,000 23 Start
04/03/1905
Aberdeen 7-2 Albion Rovers
Div 2 (Old) 5,500 23 Start
11/03/1905
Arthurlie 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 1,000 23 Start
18/03/1905
Leith Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 2 (Old) 1,500 23 Start
08/04/1905
Aberdeen 0-0 Arthurlie
Div 2 (Old) 3,000 23 Start
15/04/1905
Aberdeen 0-0 Leith Athletic
Div 2 (Old) 2,000 23 Start
22/04/1905
Leith Athletic 2-0 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 23 Start
29/04/1905
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 23 Start
01/05/1905
Aberdeen 3-1 Heart of Midlothian
East Scotland League 5,000 23 Start
13/05/1905
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
East Scotland League 3,000 23 Start
17/05/1905
Aberdeen 1-3 Aberdeen A
Fleming Charity Shield F 23 Start
16/08/1905
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 6,000 23 Start
19/08/1905
Aberdeen 0-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
23/08/1905
Montrose 4-1 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 23 Start
26/08/1905
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
02/09/1905
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 23 Start
09/09/1905
Falkirk 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 23 Start
16/09/1905
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
23/09/1905
Airdrie 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 23 Start
25/09/1905
Aberdeen 2-2 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
30/09/1905
St. Mirren 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 24 Start
07/10/1905
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
14/10/1905
Third Lanark 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 24 Start
21/10/1905
Aberdeen 2-2 Port Glasgow
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
28/10/1905
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
04/11/1905
Aberdeen 3-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 24 Start
18/11/1905
Dundee 6-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
01/01/1906
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Mirren
Inter City Cup 4,000 24 Start
13/01/1906
Motherwell 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 24 Start
20/01/1906
Queens Park 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 24 Start
27/01/1906
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Scottish Cup R1 6,000 24 Start
03/02/1906
Morton 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 24 Start
10/02/1906
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
Scottish Cup R2 11,023 24 Start
17/02/1906
Aberdeen 1-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
24/02/1906
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
03/03/1906
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 24 Start
10/03/1906
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 24 Start
17/03/1906
Port Glasgow 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 24 Start
07/04/1906
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Inter-City League 3,000 24 Start
16/04/1906
Aberdeen 4-2 West Norwood
Friendly 24 Start
05/05/1906
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
East Scotland League 2,500 24 Start
07/05/1906
Leith Athletic 2-3 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 1,000 24 Start
15/08/1906
Heart of Midlothian 3-3 Aberdeen
East Scotland League 5,000 24 Start
18/08/1906
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
22/08/1906
Aberdeen 2-4 Dundee
East Scotland League 3,000 24 Start
25/08/1906
Aberdeen 0-2 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 24 Start
01/09/1906
Rangers 6-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
08/09/1906
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 24 Start
10/09/1906
Aberdeen 6-1 Falkirk
East Scotland League 4,000 24 Start
15/09/1906
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 24 Start
22/09/1906
Aberdeen 0-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
27/09/1906
Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian
East Scotland League 8,000 25 Start
29/09/1906
Motherwell 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
13/10/1906
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 25 Start
20/10/1906
Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
27/10/1906
Kilmarnock 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 25 Start
03/11/1906
Aberdeen 2-3 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 25 Start
10/11/1906
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
17/11/1906
Clyde 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 25 Start
24/11/1906
Aberdeen 1-0 Port Glasgow
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
01/12/1906
Hamilton 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 25 Start
08/12/1906
Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
22/12/1906
Aberdeen 0-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
01/01/1907
Falkirk 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
05/01/1907
Aberdeen 2-3 Clyde
Friendly 3,000 25 Start
12/01/1907
Port Glasgow 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
26/01/1907
Aberdeen 0-0 Johnstone
Scottish Cup R1 5,000 25 Start
09/02/1907
Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 REP 4,000 25 Start
16/02/1907
Aberdeen 2-1 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 25 Start
23/02/1907
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 25 Start
02/03/1907
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
09/03/1907
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 25 Start
16/03/1907
St. Mirren 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
23/03/1907
Airdrie 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 25 Start
30/03/1907
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 25 Start
03/04/1907
Aberdeen 4-1 Gordon Highlanders
Friendly 25 Start
06/04/1907
Partick Thistle 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
13/04/1907
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 25 Start
15/04/1907
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
27/04/1907
Aberdeen 4-2 Newcastle United
Friendly 9,000 25 Start
02/05/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Peterhead
Fleming Charity Shield 25 Start
04/05/1907
Queens Park 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 25 Start
17/08/1907
Aberdeen 3-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
24/08/1907
Rangers 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 25 Start
31/08/1907
Aberdeen 1-2 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
07/09/1907
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
14/09/1907
Aberdeen 1-3 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
21/09/1907
Dundee 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 25 Start
23/09/1907
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 25 Start
28/09/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 26 Start
05/10/1907
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
12/10/1907
Falkirk 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 26 Start
19/10/1907
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
26/10/1907
Heart of Midlothian 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
02/11/1907
Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 26 Start
16/11/1907
Motherwell 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
23/11/1907
Aberdeen 3-1 Port Glasgow
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
30/11/1907
St. Mirren 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 26 Start
07/12/1907
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 Start
28/12/1907
Morton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
01/01/1908
Airdrie 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
02/01/1908
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
11/01/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
18/01/1908
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
25/01/1908
Aberdeen 3-0 Albion Rovers
Scottish Cup R1 5,000 26 Start
01/02/1908
Hamilton 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
08/02/1908
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup R2 18,000 26 Start
15/02/1908
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 23,000 26 Start
19/02/1908
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Scottish Cup R2 RE2 24,000 26 Start
22/02/1908
Aberdeen 3-1 Queens Park
Scottish Cup QF 14,000 26 Start
07/03/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 26 Start
21/03/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup SF 20,000 26 Start
28/03/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 26 Start
04/04/1908
Aberdeen 6-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 26 Start
15/04/1908
Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen
High Cup 2,000 26 Start
18/04/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
20/04/1908
Aberdeen 3-0 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
23/04/1908
Aberdeen 4-1 Arsenal
Friendly 4,000 26 Start
25/04/1908
Clyde 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 26 Start
29/04/1908
Aberdeen 1-1 Falkirk
East Scotland League 3,000 26 Start
30/04/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Middlesbrough
Friendly 1,800 26 Start
15/08/1908
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
17/08/1908
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
North East Cup 4,000 26 Start
22/08/1908
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 26 Start
29/08/1908
Clyde 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
02/09/1908
Elgin City 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 26 Start
05/09/1908
Aberdeen 0-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 26 Start
14/10/1908
Heart of Midlothian 0-1 Aberdeen
North East Cup 2,500 27 Start
17/10/1908
Aberdeen 4-2 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
31/10/1908
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
07/11/1908
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 27 Start
14/11/1908
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 27 Start
21/11/1908
Port Glasgow 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 27 Start
25/11/1908
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 1,700 27 Start
28/11/1908
Aberdeen 1-3 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 27 Start
05/12/1908
Airdrie 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,000 27 Start
12/12/1908
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 27 Start
19/12/1908
Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 27 Start
25/12/1908
Aberdeen 2-1 Falkirk
North East Cup SF 27 Start
01/01/1909
Aberdeen 2-4 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 27 Start
24/02/1909
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 27 Start
06/03/1909
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 27 Start
13/03/1909
Kilmarnock 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
20/03/1909
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 27 Start
27/03/1909
Rangers 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 27 Start
10/04/1909
Peterhead 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Start
12/04/1909
Dundee 3-1 Aberdeen
Robertson Cup 4,000 27 Start
17/04/1909
Dundee 9-2 Aberdeen
North East Cup F 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
1908-09
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
8
0
0
1907-08
29
0
1
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
1
4
0
0
1906-07
30
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
8
0
0
1905-06
22
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
7
0
0
1904-05
17
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
1
17
0
0
Totals:
117
0
2
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
129
0
2
44
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 129 2