A versatile player and a stalwart of the Aberdeen club over many years, Charles William Mackie - always known as C. W. - also held various off-field posts with the Whites and served as a professional referee. In 1898 he went to work in Ceylon but later returned to Aberdeen and turned out for the Club's new reserve team in 1903. He was the brother of Jim (Fairmer) Mackie who also played for both the old and new Aberdeen clubs.
In 1897 the following profile was published: "By the appointment of Mr C. W. Mackie to the treasurership, the Aberdeen have secured a most capable official for the post of purse-bearer Mr Mackie has considerable experience in the working of the club, and was match secretary until this season, when he was selected to look after the cash. In a professional team the treasurer is a very hard-worked individual indeed, and often the amount of work he has to put through his hands is overlooked by the members, who have little idea of the time and skill required to finance a club. As a player, Mr Mackie has filled nearly every position in the field with credit to himself and his club. He is a handy man to have in a team, as in an emergency the committee can always rely on a capable substitute for the absent player. Although taking an active interest in cricket, being a member of the Clifton, he does not devote so much time to it as he does to the winter pastime. A most gentlemanly fellow on and off the field, he is one whom it is only to know to like."
Source: Bon-Accord, 23rd September 1897
Charlie Mackie has shaken the dust of Aberdeen from his feet. He has taken his departure for Ceylon, there to make his pile. It is a long time since Charlie was first seen out Chanonry
way, and it would be difficult to pick one more popular than he has been. The welfare of the Whites has always been his first thought. As a player his worth was too well known to need any remarks by us. The Aberdeen gave him a handsome present to take to the distant shores with him. His future success will be closely watched by a large number of friends and well-wishers, and by none more so than the humble individual who pens this paragraph.
Source: Bon-Accord, 12th May 1898
Died - Aberdeen, 7th September 1940