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Bobby Bruce Squad Index
Information:
1924-25 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Inside Right
Date of Birth:
29th January 1906
Birthplace:
Paisley
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 6
Weight:
10st 8lb
Signed:
11/06/1924
Career History:
Glasgow St Anthony's
Aberdeen 11th June 1924
Middlesborough 31st January 1928 4,000
Sheffield Wednesday 10th October 1935 2,500
Ipswich Town 6th August 1936
Mossley 10th August 1938 to May 1939 (Player-manager)
International Honours:
Caps: 1 (Scotland vs. Austria 1933)
 
Profile:

ABERDEEN SIGN A JUNIOR INTERNATIONALIST.

It is learned that yesterday the Aberdeen F,C. secured the signature of Robert Bruce, inside forward of the Glasgow St Anthony's Club. Bruce is a junior internationalist, and played against Ireland in the season just closed. During the past few weeks he has been probably the most sought after junior in Scotland, '"Paddy" Travers, the Aberdeen trainer, who secured his signature, is considered to have accomplished a good stroke of business.
Bruce is very young, but is a growing lad who will develop physically, and is considered have a big future.

Source: Press & Journal, 12th June 1924

There will be general regret but no surprise over the departure of "Bobby" Bruce from Aberdeen to Middlesbrough. Ever since the present season opened various English clubs, particularly Hull City, have been eager to secure the services of the Aberdeen forward, and it was felt that after the Dons were finished with the cup-ties the club would be prepared to let the player go to the highest bidder.
What is Middlesbrough's gain is Aberdeen's loss from a playing point of view. During the season Bruce has been Aberdeen's most consistent forward, and one of their best goal-getters. At the same time, there are many followers of the club who considered Bruce far too individualistic in his play for Aberdeen's purpose. His style would suit English football, however, and he carries with him all good wishes for his future success.
It can be taken for granted that the Pittodrie directors have a definite purpose in transferring Bruce for what is a very substantial fee. To put the matter bluntly, they have more than made up for the financial loss entailed through the early dismissal of the Dons from the Cup competition. A few weeks have elapsed since the statement was made that the club was out to secure the right type of players in order to strengthen the team, but, up to the time of writing, no new recruits have been signed.
I may add, however, that Aberdeen had representatives at Forfar and Glasgow on Saturday, while a well-known First League player was under observation as well.

Source: Bon-Accord, 4th February 1928

Full name: Robert Frederick Bruce. Died - Johnstone, 6th April 1978

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/11/1924
Aberdeen 2-3 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 18 Start
22/11/1924
Hibernian 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 18 Start
29/11/1924
Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 18 Start
10/01/1925
Celtic 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 18 Start
17/01/1925
Aberdeen 2-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 18 Start
24/01/1925
Hibernian 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 20,000 18 Start
31/01/1925
Kilmarnock 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 19 Start
07/02/1925
Armadale 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 6,600 19 Start
11/02/1925
Aberdeen 2-0 Armadale
Scottish Cup R2 REP 15,000 19 Start
14/02/1925
Airdrie 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 19 Start
21/02/1925
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Scottish Cup R3 25,257 19 Start
25/02/1925
Motherwell 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 12,000 19 Start
28/02/1925
Aberdeen 2-3 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 19 Start
03/03/1925
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 19 Start
07/03/1925
Aberdeen 0-2 Hamilton
Scottish Cup R4 24,157 19 Start
18/03/1925
Aberdeen 0-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 19 Start
28/03/1925
Cowdenbeath 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 19 Start
01/04/1925
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 19 Start
04/04/1925
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 19 Start
07/04/1925
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 19 Start
08/04/1925
Aberdeen 2-2 Hibernian
Benefit Match 19 Start
13/04/1925
Queens Park 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 19 Start
25/04/1925
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 19 Start
15/08/1925
Aberdeen 3-3 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 19 Start
12/09/1925
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 26,000 19 Start
19/09/1925
Clydebank 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 19 Start
23/09/1925
Aberdeen 0-1 Manchester United
Benefit Match 4,000 19 Start
03/10/1925
Falkirk 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 19 Start
21/11/1925
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 19 Start
28/11/1925
Raith Rovers 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 19 Start
05/12/1925
Aberdeen 0-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 19 Start
12/12/1925
Partick Thistle 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 19 Start
19/12/1925
Aberdeen 4-1 Clydebank
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 19 Start
30/12/1925
Morton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,500 19 Start
01/01/1926
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 19 Start
02/01/1926
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 19 Start
04/01/1926
Aberdeen 3-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 19 Start
09/01/1926
Cowdenbeath 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 19 Start
16/01/1926
Aberdeen 0-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 19 Start
10/02/1926
Dundee 0-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 10,000 20 Start
20/02/1926
Aberdeen 2-2 St. Johnstone
Scottish Cup R3 21,026 20 Start
24/02/1926
St. Johnstone 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 12,500 20 Start
01/03/1926
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Johnstone
Scottish Cup R3 RE2 13,750 20 Start
06/03/1926
Third Lanark 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 16,400 20 Start
10/03/1926
Aberdeen 3-0 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup QF REP 11,591 20 Start
17/04/1926
Aberdeen 1-1 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 20 Start
19/04/1926
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 20 Start
24/04/1926
St. Mirren 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 20 Start
14/08/1926
Cowdenbeath 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
18/08/1926
Aberdeen 3-3 Former Dons XI
Benefit Match 20 Start
21/08/1926
Aberdeen 5-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 20 Start
25/08/1926
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
Dewar Shield SF 6,000 20 Start
28/08/1926
Hibernian 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 20 Start
04/09/1926
Aberdeen 2-0 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
11/09/1926
Falkirk 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 20 Start
25/09/1926
Rangers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 20 Start
27/09/1926
Aberdeen 5-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
02/10/1926
Aberdeen 3-3 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 20 Start
04/10/1926
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 5,000 20 Start
06/10/1926
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Dewar Shield F 6,000 20 Start
09/10/1926
Kilmarnock 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 20 Start
16/10/1926
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
23/10/1926
Celtic 6-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 20 Start
30/10/1926
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 20 Start
06/11/1926
Aberdeen 1-4 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 20 Start
13/11/1926
Dundee United 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Start
20/11/1926
Aberdeen 6-5 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
27/11/1926
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 20 Start
04/12/1926
Airdrie 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 20 Start
11/12/1926
Aberdeen 3-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
18/12/1926
Motherwell 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 20 Start
25/12/1926
Aberdeen 0-0 Cowdenbeath
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 20 Start
01/01/1927
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 16,500 20 Start
03/01/1927
Aberdeen 2-5 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 20 Start
08/01/1927
Queens Park 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 20 Start
15/01/1927
Aberdeen 3-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
22/01/1927
Aberdeen 4-2 Helensburgh
Scottish Cup R1 14,000 20 Start
29/01/1927
Morton 3-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 20 Start
05/02/1927
East Fife 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 8,000 21 Start
09/02/1927
Aberdeen 1-2 East Fife
Scottish Cup R2 REP 12,000 21 Start
12/02/1927
Hamilton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 21 Start
16/02/1927
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 21 Start
26/02/1927
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 21 Start
09/03/1927
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 21 Start
12/03/1927
Clyde 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 21 Start
19/03/1927
Partick Thistle 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 21 Start
26/03/1927
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 21 Start
02/04/1927
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 21 Start
09/04/1927
St. Mirren 6-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 21 Start
23/04/1927
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 21 Start
30/04/1927
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
26/05/1927
Western Province 1-1 Aberdeen
South African Tour 7,000 21 Start
13/08/1927
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 21 Start
17/08/1927
Aberdeen 1-3 St. Johnstone
Dewar Shield SF 3,000 21 Start
20/08/1927
Raith Rovers 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 21 Start
27/08/1927
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 21 Start
03/09/1927
Queens Park 4-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,500 21 Start
10/09/1927
Aberdeen 4-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
17/09/1927
Clyde 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 21 Start
24/09/1927
Aberdeen 2-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
26/09/1927
Aberdeen 4-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 21 Start
01/10/1927
Hamilton 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 21 Start
08/10/1927
Aberdeen 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 21 Start
15/10/1927
Dundee 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
22/10/1927
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 21 Start
29/10/1927
St. Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
05/11/1927
Partick Thistle 7-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 21 Start
19/11/1927
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,500 21 Start
26/11/1927
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 21 Start
03/12/1927
Aberdeen 0-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 21 Start
10/12/1927
Cowdenbeath 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 21 Start
24/12/1927
Rangers 5-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 21 Start
31/12/1927
Aberdeen 2-1 Queens Park
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 21 Start
02/01/1928
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 21 Start
03/01/1928
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 21 Start
07/01/1928
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 21 Start
14/01/1928
Aberdeen 6-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 21 Start
21/01/1928
Raith Rovers 4-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 8,000 21 Start
28/01/1928
Dunfermline Athletic 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 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
1927-28
25
0
11
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
26
0
14
2
0
2
1926-27
36
0
20
0
0
0
3
0
4
0
0
0
39
0
24
4
0
2
1925-26
17
0
3
0
0
0
6
0
2
0
0
0
23
0
5
2
0
0
1924-25
16
0
2
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
2
1
0
0
Totals:
94
0
36
0
0
0
16
0
9
0
0
0
110
0
45
9
0
4
Total Appearances/Goals: 110 45