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Jim Shirra Squad Index
Information:
1977-78 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Central Midfield
Date of Birth:
10th June 1950
Birthplace:
Falkirk
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
10st 7lbs
Signed:
23/10/1976
Career History:
Gairdoch United
Falkirk 24th June 1967
Aberdeen 23rd October 1976
Dundee 3rd November 1977, part-exchange for Gordon Strachan
South Melbourne (Australia) 24th January 1981
Stirling Albion 16th July 1983
Retired May 1984
 
Profile:
Full Name: James William Shirra


Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
23/10/1976
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Premier Division 19,379 26 Start
30/10/1976
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 18,577 26 Start
10/11/1976
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,500 26 Sub
20/11/1976
Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 26 Sub
24/11/1976
Aberdeen 1-0 Ayr United
Premier Division 10,581 26 Start
07/12/1976
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,590 26 Start
26/12/1976
Celtic 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 47,000 26 Start
03/01/1977
Aberdeen 4-1 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 18,761 26 Start
08/01/1977
Ayr United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,600 26 Start
12/01/1977
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 9,898 26 Sub
22/01/1977
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,480 26 Sub
05/02/1977
Partick Thistle 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,000 26 Start
07/02/1977
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 7,650 26 Start
19/02/1977
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 17,000 26 Sub
26/02/1977
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 16,999 26 Start
02/03/1977
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee
Scottish Cup R4 REP 18,375 26 Start
05/03/1977
Aberdeen 2-0 Celtic
Premier Division 21,656 26 Start
12/03/1977
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 12,620 26 Start
16/03/1977
Dundee United 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,176 26 Start
19/03/1977
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,000 26 Start
23/03/1977
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 7,849 26 Start
26/03/1977
Aberdeen 0-2 Ayr United
Premier Division 6,057 26 Start
02/04/1977
Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 26 Start
05/04/1977
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,523 26 Start
13/04/1977
Dundee United 2-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,500 26 Start
16/04/1977
Aberdeen 0-2 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 5,836 26 Start
23/04/1977
Motherwell 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,209 26 Start
30/04/1977
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
Premier Division 13,484 26 Sub
30/07/1977
Aberdeen 2-1 OFK Kikinda
Friendly 8,000 27 Start
04/08/1977
Arbroath 1-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 27 Start
06/08/1977
St. Johnstone 1-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,339 27 Start
08/08/1977
Dundee 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 4,468 27 Start
13/08/1977
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
Premier Division 21,500 27 Start
17/08/1977
Aberdeen 3-1 Airdrie
League Cup R1 1L 10,600 27 Start
20/08/1977
Clydebank 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,000 27 Start
24/08/1977
Airdrie 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R1 2L 2,500 27 Start
27/08/1977
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 16,100 27 Start
31/08/1977
Aberdeen 5-0 Cowdenbeath
League Cup R2 1L 8,250 27 Start
03/09/1977
Cowdenbeath 0-5 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2L 1,780 27 Start
10/09/1977
Ayr United 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,700 27 Start
14/09/1977
R. W. Molenbeek 0-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 1L 14,000 27 Start
17/09/1977
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Premier Division 25,800 27 Start
24/09/1977
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 11,900 27 Start
28/09/1977
Aberdeen 1-2 R. W. Molenbeek
UEFA Cup R1 2L 26,000 27 Start
22/10/1977
Rangers 3-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,000 27 Start
26/10/1977
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
League Cup R3 2L 15,600 27 Start
29/10/1977
Aberdeen 1-1 Clydebank
Premier Division 9,400 27 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
1977-78
8
0
0
5
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
15
0
1
4
0
2
1976-77
19
6
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
21
6
0
1
0
0
Totals:
27
6
0
5
0
1
2
0
0
2
0
0
36
6
1
5
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 42 1