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Dod Brewster Squad Index
Information:
1919-20 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
07th October 1893
Birthplace:
Kirkton of Logie Buchan
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 0
Weight:
13 st 7lbs
Signed:
30/01/1913
Career History:
Woodside/Mugiemoss 1911/Aberdeen 30th January 1913/Ayr United 26th January 1918 to 26th April 1918 (OL)/Falkirk 18th February 1919 to 17th June 1919 (OL)/Everton 2nd January 1920, 1500/Wolverhampton Wanderers 4th November 1922/Lovell's Athletic May 1923/Wallasey United 29th July 1923/Brooklands Athletic (USA) coach March 1924/Inverness Caledonian, player/manager August 1924
Honours:
Scotland (1 Cap versus England in 1921).
 
Profile:
A big favourite at Pittodrie, Dod [real name: George] was a strapping pivot whom, when he went to play in England, was described as being "particularly Scottish in style and movement". His move to Everton on the 2nd January 1920 brought a transfer fee of 1500, including 500 to the player. This was easily a record for an Scottish player up to that time and followed a bid of 2000 by Everton in December 1919 which had been turned down.
In the 1914-1918 war he seved in France with the 15th Division

Brewster was transferred to Everton in January 1920 for what was then a record fee for a Scottish player. Estimates of the fee varied between 1500 and (more likely) 2400 of which Brewster was paid 500. He later moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers and then Lovell's Athletic and Wallasey United.

He left the UK for the USA on 8th March 1924 on the Cunard Liner Astoria, sailing from Liverpool. After a spell playing for Brooklands Athletic in New York in 1924 reportedly to take up an appointment with Brooklyn Wanderers. He returned to Scotland to become player/manager at Inverness Caledonian. Died - Wigan, 18th November 1964

Dod Brewster

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/02/1913
Aberdeen 3-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,000 19 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
1919-20
22
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
3
2
0
0
1918-19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
1917-18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1916-17
20
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
1
1
0
0
1915-16
34
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
3
3
0
0
1914-15
25
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
25
0
2
0
0
0
1913-14
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
6
0
0
1912-13
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
4
0
0
Totals:
119
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
119
0
9
21
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 119 9