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John Hume Squad Index
Information:
1919-20 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Defender
Date of Birth:
17th August 1885
Birthplace:
Newhaven, Leith
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5? 10?
Weight:
12st. 4lbs
Signed:
28/05/1907
Career History:
Broxburn Athletic/Aberdeen 28th May 1907, Freed - 30th April 1920/Airdrie 21st February 1913 - 24th February 1913 (on loan) /Hibernian 18th June1916 - 30th April 1917 (war guest)/Darwen player-coach 12th July 1920/Peterhead 01st February 1921/Caerau Football Club player-coach August 1921, manager September 1921/Arbroath 6th October 1922, Released - 30th April 1923/Peterhead (on loan) 10th Feburary 1923 - 17th March 1923/Brooklyn Wanderers 1924-25/Newark Skeeters 1925-26
 
Profile:
Stalwart of the Aberdeen side in their formative years, Jock was signed from Broxburn and formed a formidable full back partnership with Donald Colman. His 11-year spell with the Dons proved a fruitful time and he was in the side that went close to winning the title in 1911. He returned to Aberdeen after the War for his swan song before moving to Darwen in England as a coach. Later emigrated to the United States, and kept up his interest in football but eventually returned to Aberdeen.

In a somewhat unorthodox move, in February 1913, Hume was transferred to Airdrieonians and played in their Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren. A week later he was back in his usual place with the Black and Gold.

Eventually, because he was restricted to playing in the reserves due to Bobby Hannah's form, he sought a transfer but Aberdeen were looking for a high fee and it did not happen. It was thought that in May 1914 he had transferred to North Shields, a club which was not party to the transfer system, so that Aberdeen got no fee, but later he appealed to the Scottish League transfer committee and his fee was fixed at 200. In the end, however, he was re-engaged in August 1914 - mainly because Hannah had gone off to the Royal Engineers - and remained at Pittodrie till after the First World War. During that time he was able to continue playing because he had joined the R.A.M.C. (Territorials) and remained based in Aberdeen. He played almost another 100 first team games.

In July 1920 it was announced that Jock would finally leave the Club to become player-coach with Darwen in Lancashire. He had rendered sterling service to Aberdeen FC and went south with the best wishes of club and supporters and with the expectation that he would do well in his new role.

In later years, Jock was back in Aberdeen and did a bit of refereeing and scouting, being instrumental in the trial of several players who had been playing in the USA.

Died in Aberdeen on 23rd October 1962.
John Hume

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/08/1907
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
East Scotland League Dens Park, Dundee 3,000 21 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
1919-20
30
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
0
1
0
0
1916-17
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1915-16
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
1
0
0
1914-15
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
0
1
0
0
1913-14
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
1
0
0
1912-13
21
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
1
10
0
0
1911-12
32
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
1
2
0
0
1910-11
32
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
0
8
0
10
1909-10
32
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
1
7
0
0
1908-09
30
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
11
0
3
1907-08
33
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
0
6
0
0
Totals:
282
0
3
0
0
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
305
0
3
48
0
13
Total Appearances/Goals: 305 3