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Matt Armstrong Squad Index
Information:
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
12th November 1911
Birthplace:
Newton Stewart
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8 1/2
Weight:
10st 12lbs
Signed:
July 1931
Career History:
Port Glasgow Juniors, Aberdeen, Queen of the South, Elgin City, Peterhead.
 
Profile:
An Aberdeen legend of the 30's, Armstrong developed a great understanding, bordering on the telepathic, with Willie Mills to form one of the most prolific front partnerships in British football. Scored the Dons goal in the 1937 Cup Final against Celtic, he joined the Dons from Port Glasgow in 1931. Top scorer at Pittodrie for four consecutive seasons before the outbreak of war virtually finished his top-flight career, although he did play a number of matches for Aberdeen during the war years. Capped for Scotland and was club record scorer before Joe Harper.
Matt Armstrong

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
21/11/1931
Falkirk 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Brockville Park, Falkirk 5,000 20 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
1949-50
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1945-46
13
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
8
1
0
1
1944-45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
11
1943-44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
4
1942-43
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
4
1941-42
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
4
1939-40
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
9
0
8
1938-39
27
0
13
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
13
2
0
5
1937-38
34
0
19
0
0
0
4
0
3
0
0
0
38
0
22
2
0
15
1936-37
36
0
24
0
0
0
5
0
6
0
0
0
41
0
30
0
0
0
1935-36
30
0
30
0
0
0
5
0
1
0
0
0
35
0
31
3
0
3
1934-35
36
0
31
0
0
0
7
0
8
0
0
0
43
0
39
4
0
4
1933-34
12
0
14
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
14
1
0
24
1932-33
7
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
3
3
0
4
1931-32
9
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
10
0
3
1
0
2
Totals:
208
0
144
0
0
0
24
0
19
0
0
0
232
0
163
54
0
90
Total Appearances/Goals: 232 163  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1936-37 14/10/36
SCOTLAND v Germany
Friendly
1935-36 13/11/35
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1935-36 05/10/35
Wales v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 3