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Thomas Ruddiman Squad Index
Information:
1904-05 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
04th April 1880
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Career History:
Bridge of Dee Athletic
AbergeldieRangers 21st October 1905
Airdrie 2nd February 1907
Port Glasgow Athletic 7th June 1907
Vale of Leven March 1909
Bathgate 1909-10
Third Lanark 21st October 1910
 
Profile:
This young player is one of the best of those who have turned into the senior ranks this season. In the Abergeldie he developed as a centre forward, and but for accidents might have been in Aberdeen or some of the other clubs ere this time. Not only is he a good player, but he is a very capable and painstaking official. For some time he has been on the 'Geldie committee, while he has been Secretary of the Junior League for two seasons at any rate. Once or twice last year Tom assisted Aberdeen in their matches, but this season he has thrown in his lot wholly at Pittodrie, and is one of their rising stars. Youth and lack of experience are the only faults that can be attributed to him, but these will soon mend, and he may yet be seen in the first team oftener than he has been. As a cricketer he can hold his own in the field behind the stumps, while he is a good bat when once settled, though he was dead out of luck last season. He learned his cricket in the Braemar, but has played in the Crescent for the past two seasons, and been a valuable acquisition to their side.

Source: Bon-Accord, 10th November 1904
Thomas Ruddiman

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/05/1902
The Aberdeen 2-5 Heart of Midlothian
Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 2,000 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
1904-05
11
0
7
0
0
0
3
0
3
0
0
0
14
0
10
4
0
2
1901-02
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
11
0
7
0
0
0
3
0
3
0
0
0
14
0
10
5
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 14 10