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Ernie Waldron Squad Index
Information:
1946-47 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
03rd June 1913
Birthplace:
Birmingham
Nationality:
English
Signed:
16/11/1946
Career History:
Bromsgrove Rovers
Crystal Palace 1st November 1934
Hall & Co (war guest) 1942-43
Aberdeen (war guest) August 1944
Aberdeen 16th November 1946, Registration cancelled on 9th September 1947 retired through ill health
 
Profile:
Scored on his debut peacetime appearance against Hearts. Ernie had all the assets required for a centre forward of the day nippy, excellent distribution and a powerful shot. He turned out for the Dons as a guest between August 1944 & February 1945 playing 20 games and scoring 29 goals including four against both East Fife and Hearts. He had previously appeared for Hall & Co scoring 45 goals in 13 matches. It was however his penalty style that most spectators of the day remembered, standing sideways to the goal and close to the ball, he simply glided the ball into the net. Manager David Halliday would sign Ernie permanently in November 1946 but a combination of illness and more accomplished fellow players saw him fail to reach the heights of goalscoring of his wartime season.
Ernie Waldron

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
19/08/1944
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
North Eastern League Dens Park, Dundee 13,000 31 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
1947-48
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1946-47
7
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
3
0
0
0
1944-45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
33
Totals:
8
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
3
21
0
33
Total Appearances/Goals: 8 3