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Jimmy Mitchell Squad Index
Information:
1952-53 Squad Number:
2
Position:
Right Back
Date of Birth:
22nd October 1924
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9 3/4
Weight:
12st 3lb
Signed:
09/07/2003
Career History:
Queens Park August 1942
Morton May 1947
Aberdeen 9th July 1952 10,000 Freed 30th April 1958
Cowdenbeath May 1958 - May 1959 player-manager
 
Profile:
Aberdeen captain when the Dons were enjoying the great days of the 50's, leading the club to their first Championship in 1955. Was appointed skipper almost immediately when he was signed from Morton in 1952. Joined Aberdeen as one of their most expensive signings at the time, coming from Morton for 7,000. Capped at League level, Mitchell was a popular full back, committed to the cause. Released in 1958, Mitchell went on to manage Cowdenbeath.

Died in Glasgow, 11th March 2004

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
09/08/1952
Motherwell 5-2 Aberdeen
League Cup GC 8,000 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
1957-58
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
1956-57
19
0
0
6
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
5
0
0
1955-56
24
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
0
2
0
0
1954-55
29
0
0
6
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
6
0
0
1953-54
26
0
0
6
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
0
4
1
0
1952-53
29
0
0
5
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
0
5
0
0
Totals:
129
0
0
34
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
184
0
0
23
1
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 184 0