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Alex Merrie Squad Index
Information:
1930-31 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
20th May 1905
Birthplace:
Saltcoats
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9 1/2
Weight:
12st 0lbs
Signed:
13/02/1928
Career History:
Saltcoats Victoria
Nithsdale Wanderers
St Mirren 1st August 1923
St Bernards (Loan) 5th March 1924 - 30th April 1924
Johnstone (Loan) 17th July 1924 - 15th October 1924
Alloa Athletic (Loan) 15th October 1924 - 29th April 1925
Stenhousemuir
Portsmouth 29th August 1925 (9th May 1925)
Nithsdale Wanderers 20th October 1927
Aberdeen 13th February 1928
Ayr United 7th March 1931
Hull City 1932
Clyde 1st January 1934
Crewe Alexandra 1934
Brechin City 16th August 1935, Contract cancelled - 20th August 1935
Aldershot 1936
Exeter City (Trial) February 1936
Workington
Cork City
Gloucester City
 
Profile:
Alex carved his name into the history books when he scored six goals in the Dons' 7-0 victory over Hibs at Pittodrie. This scoreline was Aberdeen's new Scottish League goalscoring record and Merrie became the first Aberdeen player to score six goals in a Scottish League Match. Died: Saltcoats, 1985

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
25/02/1928
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 22 Start
03/03/1928
Aberdeen 3-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 22 Start
10/03/1928
Aberdeen 3-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 22 Start
17/03/1928
Bo'ness 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 22 Start
24/03/1928
Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 22 Start
31/03/1928
Aberdeen 3-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
07/04/1928
Airdrie 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 22 Start
11/08/1928
Aberdeen 4-2 Cowdenbeath
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 23 Start
15/08/1928
Aberdeen 3-2 St. Johnstone
Dewar Shield SF 5,000 23 Start
18/08/1928
Aberdeen 3-0 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
22/08/1928
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee United
Dewar Shield F 8,000 23 Start
25/08/1928
Hibernian 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 23 Start
01/09/1928
St. Mirren 5-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
05/09/1928
Montrose 2-4 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 23 Start
08/09/1928
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 23 Start
15/09/1928
Kilmarnock 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
22/09/1928
Aberdeen 3-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 23 Start
24/09/1928
Aberdeen 2-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 23 Start
29/09/1928
Aberdeen 3-1 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 23 Start
13/10/1928
Aberdeen 2-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 23 Start
20/10/1928
Third Lanark 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
27/10/1928
Aberdeen 1-3 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 23 Start
03/11/1928
Ayr United 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
05/01/1929
Aberdeen 0-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 14,500 23 Start
22/04/1929
Aberdeen 1-1 Ex-Aberdeen
Testimonial 6,000 23 Start
08/03/1930
Aberdeen 4-3 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
27/08/1930
St. Johnstone 0-5 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield F REP 3,000 25 Start
30/08/1930
Aberdeen 2-0 Airdrieonians
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 25 Start
15/11/1930
Aberdeen 7-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
22/11/1930
Falkirk 5-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,500 25 Start
29/11/1930
Aberdeen 4-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
06/12/1930
Clyde 2-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
13/12/1930
Hamilton 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
20/12/1930
Aberdeen 3-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 25 Start
27/12/1930
Leith Athletic 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
09/02/1931
Motherwell 5-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 25 Start
21/02/1931
Aberdeen 4-1 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 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
1930-31
10
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
13
1
0
1
1929-30
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1928-29
14
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
11
4
0
7
1927-28
7
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
2
0
0
0
Totals:
32
0
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
26
5
0
8
Total Appearances/Goals: 32 26