Click here to go back to the AFC Heritage Trust Homepage Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust Logo  
Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust - Player Profile
Duncan McNicol Squad Index
Information:
1905-06 Squad Number:
Position:
Left Back
Date of Birth:
16th January 1874
Birthplace:
Bonhill
Height:
5' 10 1/2
Weight:
13st
Signed:
28/09/1903
Career History:
Vale of Leven 16th October 1893/Darwen 14th April 1894/Clyde 29th June 1894/Dumbarton 22nd November 1895/St Bernard's 15th October 1897/Woolwich Arsenal 23rd June 1899/Aberdeen 28th September 1903, Retired in May 1906
 
Profile:

Duncan McNicoll, who captains the Aberdeen League team this season, comes from a sure football nursery, Vale of Leven. To enumerate all the class men to have been reared down the Vale way would take some space. Suffice it to say that Duncan has proved a rare catch for Aberdeen and worthily upheld the honour of the club and the traditions of his calf-land. Since he started to play this season, Duncan has proved his worth as a player and captain. Mac has a thorough knowledge of the game and is equally at home at right or left back.

Source:Bon-Accord 6th October 1904

After his debut the Evening Express was enthusiastic: "Tall, and of magnificent build, McNicol took the eye at once, and the ease and grace with which he again and again took the ball from the feet of opponents and cleared his lines stamped him as a player of skill and resource. He will, I am sure, prove a tower of strength to the team."

Source: Evening Express, 21st April 1945

Duncan McNicol, left-back, is the captain of the team, and this is his second season with his present masters. He has been an invaluable man both as a player and as a coach to his younger colleagues.

Source: Aberdeen Evening Gazette 26th November 1904

Died in Aberdeen, 5th March 1949
Duncan McNicol

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
10/10/1903
Dundee Wanderers 0-2 Aberdeen
Northern League Clepington Park, Dundee 2,000 29 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
1904-05
19
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
0
17
0
0
1903-04
16
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
10
0
1
Totals:
35
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
0
27
0
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 39 0