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Hugh McVean Squad Index
Information:
1948-49 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Right Half
Date of Birth:
10th March 1925
Birthplace:
Alexandria,Dunbartonshire
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 0"
Weight:
11st 10lbs
Signed:
20/01/1945
Career History:
Vale of Leven/Shawfield Juniors/Clydebank Juniors/Aberdeen 20th January 1945, Freed 30th April 1949/St Johnstone 14th May 1949, Cancelled ? 3rd November 1949/Queen of the South 14th October 1950, Cancelled ? 22nd November 1950/George Cross (VSL) 1956, Coach 1964
Honours:
Central League Champions 1944-45 ? Clydebank Juniors
 
Profile:
Hugh McVean joined the Pittodrie Staff in 1945 from Clydebank Juniors, and had previously seen service with Vale of Leven and Shawfield Juniors. Hugh was a machine tool fitter in the Singer factory at Clydebank and lived near his work, though he'd have been more than happy to exchange his Clydebank home for one in Aberdeen.

Began his career with Clydebank as an inside-right, when he set up a club record by scoring three goals in 2 1/2 minutes, and in his first season saw his club take second place in the League and went on to win it in the following season.

Thoroughly enjoyed his outings with the senior Dons and appreciated the experience gained. He took most pride in his display against Partick Thistle at Firhill. Hugh was keen on swimming and snooker, but preferred a quiet evening at home with his Wife and Son, and his stamps.

Hugh was one of the brighter lights in the Dons Reserve side.

Hugh McVean

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
18/10/1947
Aberdeen 1-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 17,000 22 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
1948-49
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
1947-48
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
1
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 9 0