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Jimmy Black Squad Index
Information:
1930-31 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Right Half
Date of Birth:
22nd May 1899
Birthplace:
Newtongrange
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8 1/2
Weight:
12st 2lbs
Signed:
31/05/1927
Career History:
Newtongrange Star/Cowdenbeath 14th June 1923/Springfield Babes FC August 1926/Providence Clamdiggers FC November 1926/Aberdeen FC 1st June 1927, Cancelled on 9th March 1932
 
Profile:
When Black joined Aberdeen from a spell in United States football, there was an administrative dispute as he had violated his contract with Providence FC and was suspended in the USA and thus, under the Helsingfors Agreement, he had to be suspended in Scotland too. Although Aberden argued the case for paying the player during his suspension this was rejected by the SFA at a meeting in November 1927 and he had to serve out his supension unpaid. The suspension was finally lifted on 7th December 1927.

Jimmy was one of five players linked to the "Great Mystery" at Pittodrie in 1931 and was moved on by the Club although he protested his innocence until his premature death in Edinburgh on 12th April 1933.

Jimmy Black

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
13/08/1927
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 25,000 28 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
1931-32
16
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
1
0
0
0
1930-31
35
0
1
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
41
0
1
9
0
0
1929-30
37
0
1
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
41
0
1
6
0
0
1928-29
38
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
0
6
0
0
1927-28
29
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
1
3
0
0
Totals:
155
0
4
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
170
0
4
24
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 170 4