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Jim Hermiston Squad Index
Information:
1970-71 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Left Back
Date of Birth:
30th September 1947
Birthplace:
Edinburgh
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10
Weight:
11st 5lbs
Signed:
24th July 1965
Career History:
Bonnyrigg Rose
Aberdeen 20th July 1965
To Police 2nd September 1975
Grange Thistle 1975
Brisbane City 1977
Brisbane Lions 1980
Honours:
Scotland Under-23 International (1 Cap against Wales in January 1971). Named in the original squad of 40 for the 1974 World Cup.
 
Profile:
Broke into the first team in time to help the Dons to glory in the 1970 Scottish Cup after signing from Bonnyrigg in 1965. Developed in to a fierce competitor at as a full back, but could also be called upon to do a job in the midfield. Capped at U-23 level for Scotland, was widely regarded as the best uncapped defender in Scotland at that time. In 1975, as club captain, Hermiston announced his retirement from the game, and he was to pursue a career with the Police. Hermiston emigrated to Australia, where he resumed his football career.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/10/1966
Aberdeen 2-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 19 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
1974-75
13
2
3
6
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
2
5
3
0
4
1973-74
34
0
1
10
0
1
1
0
0
4
0
1
49
0
3
3
0
1
1972-73
33
0
2
11
0
1
4
0
0
2
0
0
50
0
3
7
0
1
1971-72
33
0
1
4
0
0
3
0
0
3
0
0
43
0
1
13
0
1
1970-71
31
0
1
6
0
0
4
0
0
2
0
0
43
0
1
6
0
1
1969-70
26
0
2
8
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
3
4
0
1
1968-69
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
18
0
0
4
0
0
1967-68
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
1
0
0
1966-67
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
1
1
0
Totals:
194
2
10
45
0
5
15
0
0
15
0
1
269
2
16
42
1
9
Total Appearances/Goals: 271 16