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James Mackie Squad Index
Information:
1904-05 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
30th August 1878
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10
Weight:
11st 10lbs
Signed:
30/07/1903
Career History:
Aulton Rovers
Aberdeen 1894
Aberdeen 30th July 1903, 28th June 1904
Middlesbrough 2nd December 1903 to 18th December 1903 (On Trial)
Aberdeen August 1904 Released - 30th April 1905
 
Profile:
The subject of this sketch is perhaps one of the best known football players in Aberdeen. He commenced his football career 10 the Aulton Rovers, a team which appeared prominently at the sports of the Aberdeen Club seven or eight years ago, and which aroused great enthusiasm by their excellent displays in the five-a-side competitions. Mr Mackie,' being an "Aulton loon," naturally migrated to Chanonry, and at the early age of 16 found a place in the first XI of the Aberdeen, for which he has played regularly since. On many occasions he has been of the greatest service in bringing victory to his side, and as a penalty kicker he excels. While Mr Mackie has been an ornament to the game as a player, he has also acted in an official capacity, having been general secretary of the club for season 1896-97. Mr Mackie is a capable exponent of cricket, golf, and other outdoor sports, and it is the wish of his many friends that he may long continue to give his services to the"white brigade."

Source: Bon-Accord, 28th April 1898

Nicknamed "Fairmer".

Presentations to Jas. P. Mackie

No more popular athlete has left Aberdeen for a long time than "Fairmer" Mackie, who sails on Saturday for Ceylon, there to join his brother in the rubber business. "Fairmer" began football early, and was at his best before he took to cricket and golf, in all of which games he excelled. On Friday night he was the recipient of two presentations from the Aberdeen F.C. and their gatemen and checkers, and on Saturday night, in the Royal Hotel, those associated with Mr. Mackie in many other ways met and presented him with a handsome silver flask and purse of Sovereigns. On Monday of this week, the Crescent C.C. wound up the round of presentations by handing over a complete golf outfit. Baillie Todd presided on Saturday night, and highly eulogised Mr. Mackie's many estimable qualities both on and off the field of play; and Jamie, in his own quiet way, thanked the donors for their gifts, and did not forget to say a kind word for those with whom he disagreed in the many associations with which he was connected. The Crescent will be poorer without Jamie's assistance; while his kindness of heart will be missed by many of the officials of the various organisations mentioned. Mr. Mackie has had a hearty send off, and he deserves it, for he worked hard for everything he took a hand in, and the best wishes of those he has left behind will follow him in his new sphere of activity.

Source: Bon-Accord, 24th March 1910

Played for the original Aberdeen FC before the merger in 1903. Nickname: Fairmer. Started out as a centre forward but later in his career was employed as a full-back or half-back. Brother of C. W. Mackie.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
01/01/1901
The Aberdeen 1-2 Victoria United
Friendly 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
1904-05
6
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
1
5
0
3
1903-04
9
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
10
0
0
1902-03
13
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
2
11
0
3
1901-02
12
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
3
11
0
1
1900-01
6
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
2
7
0
4
Totals:
46
0
8
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
47
0
8
44
0
11
Total Appearances/Goals: 47 8