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Eddie Thomson Squad Index
Information:
1976-77 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
25th February 1947
Birthplace:
Rosewell
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
11st 10lbs
Signed:
24th March 1973
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
A well established player when he joined the Dons from Hearts, Eddie was signed by Jimmy Bonthrone to strengthen the defence, but was ultimately displaced by Willie Garner. Moved on in 1976 to play in Australia - where he had toured with Aberdeen in 1974 - eventually going into club management and later managed the Australian national side. From 1997 to 2000 he worked in Japan, managing Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J League.

Died: Sydney, 21st February 2003

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
24/03/1973
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
27/03/1973
East Fife 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,594 26 Start
31/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 8,831 26 Start
07/04/1973
Aberdeen 5-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 26 Start
14/04/1973
Arbroath 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,757 26 Start
21/04/1973
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 32,000 26 Start
28/04/1973
Morton 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
01/08/1973
Aberdeen 0-1 Manchester City
Friendly 21,000 26 Start
04/08/1973
Aberdeen 3-0 Sunderland
Friendly 8,000 26 Start
11/08/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell
League Cup G4 10,722 26 Start
15/08/1973
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 6,000 26 Start
18/08/1973
Aberdeen 1-1 East Fife
League Cup G4 8,188 26 Start
22/08/1973
Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United
League Cup G4 8,912 26 Start
25/08/1973
East Fife 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 4,153 26 Start
29/08/1973
Motherwell 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 9,808 26 Start
01/09/1973
Motherwell 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,083 26 Start
08/09/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 9,517 26 Start
12/09/1973
Aberdeen 3-0 Stirling Albion
League Cup G4 7,500 26 Start
15/09/1973
St. Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
19/09/1973
Aberdeen 4-1 Finn Harps
UEFA Cup R1 1L 10,700 26 Start
29/09/1973
Clyde 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,375 26 Start
03/10/1973
Finn Harps 1-3 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 5,500 26 Start
06/10/1973
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 13,954 26 Start
10/10/1973
Stirling Albion 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 3,000 26 Start
13/10/1973
Dumbarton 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
20/10/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 7,351 26 Start
24/10/1973
Aberdeen 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
UEFA Cup R2 1L 30,000 26 Start
27/10/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 7,081 26 Start
31/10/1973
Celtic 3-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 26,000 26 Start
03/11/1973
Morton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Start
07/11/1973
Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 2L 21,785 26 Start
10/11/1973
Falkirk 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 26 Start
17/11/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
21/11/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
League Cup G4 15,500 26 Start
24/11/1973
East Fife 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,597 26 Start
22/12/1973
Arbroath 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,711 26 Start
29/12/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
01/01/1974
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,451 26 Start
05/01/1974
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
12/01/1974
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 26 Start
19/01/1974
Aberdeen 1-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
27/01/1974
Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee
Scottish Cup R3 23,574 26 Sub
09/02/1974
Aberdeen 3-0 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 26 Sub
16/02/1974
Aberdeen 2-1 Chelsea
Friendly 10,500 26 Start
24/02/1974
Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,959 26 Start
03/03/1974
Dundee United 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 27 Start
09/03/1974
Aberdeen 0-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
16/03/1974
Aberdeen 6-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 27 Start
23/03/1974
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,500 27 Start
30/03/1974
Aberdeen 2-0 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
06/04/1974
Ayr United 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
08/04/1974
Partick Thistle 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 27 Start
13/04/1974
Aberdeen 2-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 27 Start
17/04/1974
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 27 Start
20/04/1974
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 31,000 27 Start
24/04/1974
Aberdeen 2-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 3,945 27 Start
27/04/1974
Aberdeen 2-2 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
26/05/1974
New South Wales 1-2 Aberdeen
World Tour 1,145 27 Start
01/06/1974
Auckland 0-4 Aberdeen
World Tour 27 Start
17/08/1974
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 4,500 27 Start
21/08/1974
Aberdeen 4-0 Morton
League Cup G3 5,000 27 Start
24/08/1974
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup G3 7,000 27 Start
28/08/1974
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 14,000 27 Start
31/08/1974
Aberdeen 2-3 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 27 Start
07/09/1974
Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,396 27 Start
14/09/1974
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 27 Start
18/09/1974
Aberdeen 1-1 Newcastle United
Texaco Cup QF 13,500 27 Start
21/09/1974
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
05/10/1974
Heart of Midlothian 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 27 Start
19/10/1974
Dumbarton 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Sub
07/12/1974
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 27 Start
21/12/1974
Aberdeen 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
28/12/1974
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,190 27 Start
01/01/1975
Aberdeen 4-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 27 Start
04/01/1975
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 27 Start
11/01/1975
Aberdeen 4-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 27 Start
25/01/1975
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Scottish Cup R3 30,000 27 Start
01/02/1975
Aberdeen 2-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 27 Start
08/02/1975
Ayr United 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
10/02/1975
Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 52,000 27 Start
19/02/1975
Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 22,000 27 Start
22/02/1975
Aberdeen 1-1 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 27 Start
08/03/1975
Aberdeen 0-1 Motherwell
Scottish Cup QF 23,400 28 Start
12/03/1975
Aberdeen 3-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 15,500 28 Start
15/03/1975
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 28 Start
30/07/1975
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Johnstone
Anglo-Scottish Cup PR1 28 Start
04/08/1975
Aberdeen 0-1 Arsenal
Friendly 10,500 28 Start
06/08/1975
St. Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen
Anglo-Scottish Cup PR1 3,700 28 Start
09/08/1975
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 32,000 28 Start
13/08/1975
Aberdeen 2-0 Dumbarton
League Cup G3 6,000 28 Sub
06/09/1975
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Premier Division 5,500 28 Sub
20/09/1975
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,500 28 Sub
04/10/1975
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 22,000 28 Start
08/10/1975
Inverness Thistle 2-8 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 2,000 28 Start
11/10/1975
Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic
Premier Division 17,900 28 Start
18/10/1975
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 5,100 28 Start
25/10/1975
Hibernian 3-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,133 28 Start
01/11/1975
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
Premier Division 6,312 28 Start
08/11/1975
Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,294 28 Start
15/11/1975
Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,704 28 Start
22/11/1975
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 11,390 28 Start
29/11/1975
Ayr United 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,000 28 Start
06/12/1975
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Premier Division 19,565 28 Start
13/12/1975
Celtic 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 24,000 28 Start
20/12/1975
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,500 28 Start
27/12/1975
Aberdeen 2-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 17,630 28 Start
01/01/1976
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,009 28 Start
03/01/1976
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 16,177 28 Start
10/01/1976
Aberdeen 5-3 Dundee United
Premier Division 9,581 28 Start
31/01/1976
Aberdeen 2-1 Ayr United
Premier Division 9,920 28 Start
07/02/1976
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 30,000 28 Start
14/02/1976
Rangers 4-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 52,000 28 Start
13/03/1976
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee
Premier Division 6,460 29 Start
17/03/1976
Finn Harps 4-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 29 Start
20/03/1976
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,908 29 Start
27/03/1976
Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,875 29 Start
31/03/1976
Hibernian 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,082 29 Start
07/04/1976
Aberdeen 0-3 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 8,500 29 Start
10/04/1976
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,700 29 Start
14/04/1976
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Premier Division 17,968 29 Start
17/04/1976
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 29,000 29 Start
01/09/1976
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 2,700 29 Sub
22/09/1976
Aberdeen 1-0 Stirling Albion
League Cup QF 1L 7,185 29 Start
25/09/1976
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,278 29 Start
29/09/1976
Orient 1-0 Aberdeen
Anglo-Scottish Cup QF 2L 5,005 29 Start
02/10/1976
Partick Thistle 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 29 Start
16/10/1976
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 22,000 29 Start
18/10/1976
Aberdeen 2-0 Stirling Albion
League Cup QF REP 4,027 29 Start
27/10/1976
Aberdeen 5-1 Rangers
League Cup SF 20,990 29 Sub
27/11/1976
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 14,788 29 Sub
07/12/1976
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,590 29 Start
19/02/1977
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 17,000 29 Sub
12/03/1977
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 12,620 30 Sub
09/04/1977
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 7,910 30 Sub

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
1976-77
3
4
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
6
0
2
0
0
1975-76
26
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
28
3
0
5
0
0
1974-75
16
1
0
4
0
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
24
1
1
3
0
1
1973-74
31
1
1
10
0
0
0
1
0
4
0
0
45
2
1
3
0
0
1972-73
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
1
Totals:
83
8
1
17
3
1
5
1
0
4
0
0
109
12
2
13
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 121 2