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Tony Harris Squad Index
Information:
1951-52 Squad Number:
6
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
18th October 1922
Birthplace:
Maryhill, Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
12st 12lbs
Signed:
07/05/1946
Career History:
Viewfield Rovers
Queens Park 28th August 1940
Aberdeen 7th May 1946
Airdrie 11th August 1954, Freed & Retired on 30th April 1956
 
Profile:
Full Name: John Robert Harris

Harris joined up at Pittodrie from Queen's Park in 1946, and was originally a centre forward. However, a switch to the right wing proved to be a shrewd change. Not the fastest player, Harris was a constatant and hard working trier and part of the Dons 1947 Cup side. True Dons stalwart, Harris moved back to right half later in his career, as his eight-year spell with the club was coming to a close.

Although known as Tony his full name was John Robert Harris.

During and after his football career, Tony practiced dentistry in King Street, Aberdeen.

In the late 1960's Harris was involved with an attempt by a group of local businessmen to unseat the board and replace them with new faces at Pittodrie.

Died: Glasgow, 25/08/2000

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
10/08/1946
Third Lanark 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 23 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
1953-54
5
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
3
0
0
1952-53
24
0
0
5
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
0
4
0
0
1951-52
26
0
2
6
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
2
11
0
0
1950-51
23
0
0
8
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
0
9
0
0
1949-50
28
0
1
6
0
2
5
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
3
8
0
0
1948-49
26
0
1
6
0
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
5
5
0
1
1947-48
28
0
4
7
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
37
0
6
2
0
0
1946-47
28
0
10
10
0
1
7
0
3
0
0
0
45
0
14
3
0
0
Totals:
188
0
18
54
0
7
31
0
5
0
0
0
273
0
30
45
0
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 273 30