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James Soye Squad Index
Information:
1910-11 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
14th April 1885
Birthplace:
Govan
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
11st. 0lbs
Signed:
May 1909
Career History:
Rutherglen Glencairn
Belfast Celtic January 1903
Distillery September 1904
Southampton 4th May 1905
Newcastle United 5th May 1906
Aberdeen 7th May 1909, Exchange Wilfred Low
Distillery 24th September 1915 (War Guest)
Glenavon September 1917 - January 1918 (War Guest)
Non-league Scottish football 1919
 
Profile:
Another Aberdeen capture from Newcastle, with Wilf Low going the other way, Soye enjoyed six years at Pittodrie before the outbreak of the War effectively ended his Aberdeen career. Had seen previous experience with Celtic, Southampton and the Magpies, and went on to play a vital part in the free scoring Dons side of 1910-11. Capped at League level, Soye was renowned for scoring great goals from his right wing position.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
18/08/1909
Aberdeen 4-0 Aberdeenshire FA Select
Friendly 2,000 24 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
1914-15
32
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
1
1
0
0
1913-14
35
0
2
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
37
0
3
6
0
1
1912-13
32
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
2
7
0
2
1911-12
32
0
5
0
0
0
5
0
2
0
0
0
37
0
7
3
0
1
1910-11
33
0
5
0
0
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
37
0
6
9
0
2
1909-10
23
0
6
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
25
0
7
7
0
6
Totals:
187
0
21
0
0
0
14
0
5
0
0
0
201
0
26
33
0
12
Total Appearances/Goals: 201 26