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John McMaster Squad Index
Information:
1982-83 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Midfield
Date of Birth:
23rd February 1955
Birthplace:
Greenock
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8 1/2
Weight:
11st 12
Signed:
17th March 1972
Career History:
Port Glasgow Rovers
Aberdeen 17th March 1972
Lewis United 14th April 1972 (On Loan)
Peterhead 26th October 1972 - 16th May 1973 (On Loan)
Morton 7th March 1987, Retired in May 1988, Re-registered on 29th March 1990
Assistant Manager Morton May 1988 to September 1997
Inverclyde National Sports Centre, Coach
Aberdeen Coach-Scout
Middlesbrough Scout
Swansea City Scout
Bradford City Scout
 
Profile:
Nicknamed Spammer, John arrived at Pittodrie in 1972, and was part of the successful Dons reserve side that include Willie Miller and Joe Smith. Originally a winger, McMaster was converted in to a midfield player of great stature. A master of the long ball, an exquisite left foot was the scourge of many opponents. Awarded a testimonial in 1985, and a full house bears testimony to his popularity at Pittodrie. A bad injury in the 1980 European Cup-tie against Liverpool curtailed a promising career, and McMaster remains one of the greatest uncapped Dons.
John McMaster - Season 1982-83

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
24/08/1974
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup G3 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 7,000 19 Sub

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
1986-87
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
5
0
1
1985-86
5
2
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
6
3
1
3
0
1
1984-85
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1983-84
12
1
0
6
1
0
1
1
0
3
1
0
22
4
0
2
1
0
1982-83
19
6
2
6
0
0
2
0
0
7
2
0
34
8
2
3
1
1
1981-82
21
10
1
6
2
1
4
1
0
4
0
0
35
13
2
4
1
1
1980-81
10
0
2
4
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
17
0
3
5
0
2
1979-80
31
2
4
10
1
4
4
1
1
2
0
0
47
4
9
5
1
2
1978-79
24
3
3
6
1
0
3
1
1
4
0
0
37
5
4
7
2
0
1977-78
30
2
4
5
0
3
6
0
1
2
0
0
43
2
8
5
0
1
1976-77
1
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
1
0
1
1
0
1975-76
18
3
3
1
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
21
3
4
1
1
1
1974-75
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
Totals:
173
32
20
47
7
9
23
5
4
25
3
0
268
47
33
41
8
10
Total Appearances/Goals: 315 33