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Alex Shiach Squad Index
Information:
1903-04 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
26th December 1879
Birthplace:
Edinburgh
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 5
Weight:
10st 10lbs
Signed:
18/06/1903
Career History:
Yoker Athletic
Peterhead 1896,
Aberdeen October 1897,
Orion May 1901,
Aberdeen May 1902
Aberdeen 18th June 1903, 11th August 1904, Released - 30th April 1905,
Re-instated Amateur - December 1906
 
Profile:
Full name: Alexander Shiach.

Played for the original Aberdeen FC before the merger in 1903, debuting on 16th October 1897, and was the first player ever to score a goal at Pittodrie, indeed he was the first to score at either end of the ground. He achieved this in Pittodrie Park's inaugural match against Dumbarton in 1899 where he bagged a hat-trick in a 7-1 victory.
After retiring from the professional game, Alex was reinstated to the amateur ranks in late 1906.
Outside of football, Alex worked as a stone polisher and his usual address in Aberdeen was: 7 Baltic Street.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
16/10/1897
The Aberdeen 4-6 Victoria United
Northern League 3,000 17 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
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1903-04
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
1
5
0
2
1902-03
11
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
2
15
0
2
1900-01
7
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
4
7
0
6
1899-00
7
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
3
8
0
8
1898-99
12
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
1
15
0
6
1897-98
11
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
1
13
0
4
Totals:
52
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
52
0
12
66
0
28
Total Appearances/Goals: 52 12