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John Newton Squad Index
Information:
1937-38 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Left Back
Date of Birth:
26th February 1915
Birthplace:
Dumbarton
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
11st 0lbs
Signed:
17/08/1935
Career History:
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
Aberdeen 17th August 1935, Contract cancelled - 25th May 1938
Dumbarton 11th June 1938, Contract cancelled - 30th March 1939
Kings Park 26th April 1939
 
Profile:
John Newton was born on 26th February 1915 at 21 Wallace Street Dumbarton. He first registered as a professional football player with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy for the season 1935-36 then moved to Aberdeen FC for the season 1937-38. The following season he returned to his home town to play for Dumbarton FC but returned to Aberdeen for his marraige to Roberta Pont on 5 December 1938 (John Knox Church, Mounthooly, Aberdeen). He remained in Dumbarton until 1942 where he continued to play for Dumbarton but also worked at the local aircraft factory. Both his sons were born in Dumbarton. The family then moved back to Aberdeen in 1942 where John worked at the John Lewis & Son Shipyard as a welders tally clerk until his death (he collapsed and died in Victoria Road Bowling Green) on 1st June 1968. Both his sons and three grandchildren still live in Aberdeen to this day.

Source: Colin Newton, 8th March 2013


Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
24/08/1937
St. Mirren 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 22 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
1949-50
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1937-38
8
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
8
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
1
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 9 0