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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,
Returned to amateur ranks 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.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
16/10/1897
The Aberdeen 4-6 Victoria United
Northern League 3,000 17 Start
23/10/1897
Arbroath 6-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 2,000 17 Start
30/10/1897
Dundee Wanderers 1-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 4,000 17 Start
13/11/1897
Orion 4-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 3,000 17 Start
20/11/1897
The Aberdeen 4-3 Forfar Athletic
Northern League 17 Start
27/11/1897
Victoria United 1-2 The Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 17 Start
04/12/1897
The Aberdeen 2-6 Arbroath
Northern League 17 Start
11/12/1897
The Aberdeen 4-3 Victoria United
Aberdeenshire Cup R1 17 Start
01/01/1898
Victoria United 2-1 The Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Start
03/01/1898
The Aberdeen 0-2 Dumbarton
Friendly 18 Start
08/01/1898
The Aberdeen 5-5 Dundee A
Friendly 18 Start
15/01/1898
The Aberdeen 9-0 Aberdeen University
Aberdeenshire Cup SF 18 Start
22/01/1898
The Aberdeen 6-2 St. Johnstone
Friendly 18 Start
29/01/1898
Forfar Athletic 3-2 The Aberdeen
Northern League 18 Start
12/02/1898
The Aberdeen 5-5 Victoria United
Friendly 18 Start
19/02/1898
The Aberdeen 2-1 Montrose
Northern League 18 Start
26/02/1898
The Aberdeen 3-2 Orion
Aberdeenshire Cup F 18 Start
05/03/1898
Peterhead 7-4 The Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Start
12/03/1898
Victoria United 2-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 3,000 18 Start
19/03/1898
The Aberdeen 3-3 Dundee Wanderers
Northern League 3,000 18 Start
26/03/1898
The Aberdeen 4-3 Orion
Northern League 18 Start
16/04/1898
The Aberdeen 9-2 Peterhead
Friendly 18 Start
23/04/1898
The Aberdeen 1-2 Orion
Charity Cup SF 18 Start
30/04/1898
Orion 2-3 The Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Start
20/08/1898
Arbroath 7-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 2,500 18 Start
03/09/1898
The Aberdeen 3-5 Dundee Wanderers
Northern League 4,000 18 Start
10/09/1898
Victoria United 5-3 The Aberdeen
Scottish Qualifying Cup R1 18 Start
17/09/1898
Victoria United 1-3 The Aberdeen
Scottish Qualifying Cup R1 18 Start
24/09/1898
The Aberdeen 2-5 Orion
Scottish Qualifying Cup R2 18 Start
08/10/1898
Orion 2-1 The Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Start
29/10/1898
The Aberdeen 3-3 Orion
Northern League 18 Start
12/11/1898
Montrose 1-3 The Aberdeen
Northern League 18 Start
19/11/1898
Forfar Athletic 1-4 The Aberdeen
Northern League 18 Start
26/11/1898
The Aberdeen 7-2 Lochee United
Northern League 18 Start
10/12/1898
The Aberdeen 11-1 Fraserburgh Wanderers
Aberdeenshire Cup 18 Start
24/12/1898
The Aberdeen 5-0 Victoria United
Rhodesia Cup 18 Start
07/01/1899
The Aberdeen 5-2 Arbroath
Northern League 19 Start
21/01/1899
Orion 5-6 The Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Start
28/01/1899
Orion 2-1 The Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire Cup SF 19 Start
04/02/1899
The Aberdeen 5-0 Victoria United
Northern League 19 Start
11/02/1899
Orion 2-0 The Aberdeen
Northern League 19 Start
18/02/1899
The Aberdeen 6-4 Forfar Athletic
Northern League 19 Start
04/03/1899
Dundee Wanderers 3-0 The Aberdeen
Northern League 19 Start
11/03/1899
Victoria United 4-2 The Aberdeen
Rhodesia Cup 19 Start
18/03/1899
The Aberdeen 5-4 Orion
Rhodesia Cup 19 Start
01/04/1899
Orion 5-1 The Aberdeen
Rhodesia Cup 19 Start
08/04/1899
Victoria United 0-2 The Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Start
22/04/1899
Victoria United 3-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 19 Start
27/04/1899
Orion 1-1 The Aberdeen
Charity Cup 19 Start
04/05/1899
The Aberdeen 1-0 Orion
Charity Cup 19 Start
06/05/1899
The Aberdeen 1-7 Victoria United
Charity Cup F 19 Start
17/08/1899
Victoria United 3-2 The Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Start
02/09/1899
The Aberdeen 7-1 Dumbarton
Friendly 2,100 19 Start
09/09/1899
The Aberdeen 0-1 Victoria United
Scottish Qualifying Cup 19 Start
16/09/1899
Forfar Athletic 1-3 The Aberdeen
Northern League 19 Start
25/09/1899
The Aberdeen 1-3 St Bernards
Friendly 19 Start
07/10/1899
Montrose 5-2 The Aberdeen
Northern League 19 Start
14/10/1899
The Aberdeen 2-2 Orion
Northern League 19 Start
21/10/1899
The Aberdeen 3-2 Montrose
Northern League 19 Start
18/11/1899
The Aberdeen 4-2 Lochee United
Northern League 1,000 19 Start
23/12/1899
The Aberdeen 3-2 Arbroath
Northern League 500 19 Start
30/12/1899
Dundee Wanderers 5-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 20 Start
13/01/1900
The Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee Wanderers
Friendly 20 Start
24/03/1900
The Aberdeen 1-0 Orion
Fleming Charity Shield 20 Start
23/04/1900
The Aberdeen 3-3 Victoria United
Benefit Match 20 Start
07/05/1900
The Aberdeen 4-4 Victoria United
Rhodesia Cup 20 Start
01/09/1900
The Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee Wanderers
Northern League 20 Start
31/12/1900
The Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Friendly 21 Start
01/01/1901
The Aberdeen 1-2 Victoria United
Friendly 21 Start
26/01/1901
The Aberdeen 2-3 Orion
Aberdeenshire Cup 21 Start
23/02/1901
Fair City 1-5 The Aberdeen
Northern League 21 Start
09/03/1901
The Aberdeen 2-1 Orion
Northern League 21 Start
16/03/1901
The Aberdeen 6-3 Arbroath
Northern League 21 Start
06/04/1901
The Aberdeen 4-1 Forfar Athletic
Northern League 21 Start
13/04/1901
The Aberdeen 1-1 Orion
Rhodesia Cup 21 Start
20/04/1901
The Aberdeen 2-4 Victoria United
Northern League 21 Start
30/04/1901
The Aberdeen 2-3 Everton
Friendly 21 Start
06/05/1901
The Aberdeen 3-3 Rangers
Friendly 21 Start
11/05/1901
Victoria United 2-2 The Aberdeen
Northern League 21 Start
14/05/1901
The Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic
Friendly 21 Start
16/08/1902
Orion 2-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 22 Start
06/09/1902
Victoria United 4-1 The Aberdeen
Scottish Qualifying Cup 22 Start
01/11/1902
Lochee United 4-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 22 Start
08/11/1902
The Aberdeen 2-2 Cowdenbeath
Northern League 22 Start
15/11/1902
Dundee Wanderers 2-3 The Aberdeen
Friendly 30 22 Start
22/11/1902
The Aberdeen 2-1 Orion
Rhodesia Cup 22 Start
29/11/1902
Cowdenbeath 1-0 The Aberdeen
Northern League 22 Start
06/12/1902
The Aberdeen 2-2 Victoria United
Rhodesia Cup 22 Start
13/12/1902
The Aberdeen 1-0 Lochee United
Northern League 22 Start
20/12/1902
The Aberdeen 1-1 Aberdeen University
Friendly 22 Start
27/12/1902
The Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee Wanderers
Northern League 23 Start
02/01/1903
Orion 2-3 The Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 23 Start
03/01/1903
The Aberdeen 2-1 Stenhousemuir
Friendly 23 Start
24/01/1903
The Aberdeen 1-2 Lochgelly United
Northern League 23 Start
31/01/1903
The Aberdeen 0-0 Orion
Aberdeenshire Cup 23 Start
07/02/1903
Orion 0-4 The Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire Cup 23 Start
14/02/1903
Forfar Athletic 2-2 The Aberdeen
Northern League 23 Start
07/03/1903
Victoria United 2-2 The Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire Cup F 23 Start
14/03/1903
The Aberdeen 1-4 Victoria United
Aberdeenshire Cup 6,000 23 Start
21/03/1903
The Aberdeen 1-1 Orion
Northern League 23 Start
28/03/1903
The Aberdeen 1-2 Peterhead
Fleming Charity Shield 23 Start
04/04/1903
Arbroath 3-3 The Aberdeen
Northern League 1,000 23 Start
11/04/1903
St Johnstone 1-1 The Aberdeen
Northern League 23 Start
18/04/1903
Orion 1-3 The Aberdeen
Rhodesia Cup 23 Start
07/05/1903
Victoria United 2-2 The Aberdeen
Rhodesia Cup 23 Start
15/05/1903
The Aberdeen 2-0 Orion
Fleming Charity Shield F 23 Start
28/09/1903
Aberdeen 0-2 Heart of Midlothian
East Scotland League 7,000 23 Start
03/10/1903
Aberdeen 6-1 Inverness Clachnacuddin
Scottish Qualifying Cup R3 4,000 23 Start
17/10/1903
Arbroath 4-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Qualifying Cup R4 2,000 23 Start
24/10/1903
Cowdenbeath 3-1 Aberdeen
Northern League 3,000 23 Start
20/02/1904
Aberdeen 4-0 Lochee United
Northern League 2,000 24 Start
22/04/1904
St. Johnstone 1-3 Aberdeen
Northern League 2,000 24 Start
23/04/1904
Lochgelly United 3-1 Aberdeen
Northern League 1,000 24 Start
02/05/1904
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
Friendly 2,000 24 Start
11/05/1904
Peterhead 0-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 24 Start
08/10/1904
Aberdeen 6-1 Aberdeen University
Scottish Qualifying Cup R3 2,000 24 Start
15/10/1904
Aberdeen 3-0 Inverness Caledonian
Scottish Qualifying Cup R4 4,000 24 Start
02/01/1905
Aberdeen 6-2 St. Bernards
East Scotland League 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
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