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Johnny Curran Squad Index
Information:
1949-50 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
22nd June 1924
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11 1/2
Weight:
11st 7lbs
Signed:
06/05/1948
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:

Dons Sign a Brilliant 'Keeper

JOHN CURRAN, Queen's Park goalkeeper, has signed professional forms for Aberdeen F.C.
Mr Halliday, the Pittodrie manager, beat Wolves, Arsenal and Burnley for the signature of this brilliant amateur 'keeper.
Twenty-three years of age, Curran came into the Hampden team as deputy to Ronnie Simpson early in March. He gave a splendid display against the Dons in the League and retained his place.
Curran, who weighs 11st 3lb, and stands 5ft llin in height, joined Queen's Park from Strathclyde in 1945.

Source: Press & Journal, 7th May 1948

Johnny arrived at Pittodrie with a good reputaion and with a string of confident performances in the reserve team he pushed himself forward for a crack at first team football. He was in competion with Frank Watson, who at 19 and still in the Army, was also making a strong impression for the Dons. However, it was Curran who unseated George Johnstone in the latter three months of season 1948-49 and well into the following season.
Coming up on the rails, though, was forward turned goalkeeper Fred Martin, and it was Fred who would eventually win the race for the long term tenure of the number one spot.

Died in Milltimber, Aberdeen, 24th March 1985

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
08/09/1948
Deveronvale 2-3 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield PR1 2,000 24 Start
27/09/1948
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Inter City Cup 1L 20,000 24 Start
23/10/1948
Aberdeen 4-4 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 24 Start
25/12/1948
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 24 Start
05/02/1949
Aberdeen 0-0 Glenavon
Friendly 12,000 24 Start
12/02/1949
Aberdeen 0-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 42,000 24 Start
19/02/1949
Falkirk 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
26/02/1949
Aberdeen 4-2 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
05/03/1949
Albion Rovers 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 750 24 Start
12/03/1949
Aberdeen 4-0 Albion Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
19/03/1949
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 24 Start
26/03/1949
Queen of the South 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 24 Start
02/04/1949
Aberdeen 0-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 24 Start
09/04/1949
Clyde 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
16/04/1949
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 24 Start
18/04/1949
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Dewar Shield SF 1L 12,000 24 Start
20/04/1949
East Fife 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
23/04/1949
Aberdeen 0-1 Highland League Select
Caledonia Trophy 1L 8,000 24 Start
27/04/1949
Highland League Select 0-1 Aberdeen
Caledonia Trophy 2L 24 Start
30/04/1949
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 24 Start
02/05/1949
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield SF 2L 6,000 24 Start
04/05/1949
Aberdeen 3-3 Peterhead
Dewar Shield PR1 1L 24 Start
07/05/1949
Peterhead 0-1 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield PR1 2L 24 Start
27/05/1949
Kirkwall Hotspur XI 0-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 5,000 24 Start
13/08/1949
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup GA 25,000 25 Start
17/08/1949
Aberdeen 4-5 Celtic
League Cup GA 40,000 25 Start
20/08/1949
Rangers 4-2 Aberdeen
League Cup GA 50,000 25 Start
27/08/1949
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
League Cup GA 22,000 25 Start
31/08/1949
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
League Cup GA 15,000 25 Start
03/09/1949
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
League Cup GA 43,000 25 Start
10/09/1949
Aberdeen 2-3 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 25 Start
17/09/1949
Aberdeen 1-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 25 Start
24/09/1949
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 25 Start
26/09/1949
Aberdeen 3-3 Charlton Athletic
Friendly 20,000 25 Start
01/10/1949
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 25 Start
03/10/1949
Dundee 3-2 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield SF REP 9,500 25 Start
08/10/1949
Aberdeen 2-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 25 Start
15/10/1949
Celtic 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 25 Start
22/10/1949
Clyde 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,500 25 Start
29/10/1949
Aberdeen 1-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 25 Start
05/11/1949
Falkirk 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
12/11/1949
Aberdeen 3-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
19/04/1950
Deveronvale Select 0-0 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 3,000 25 Start
01/01/1951
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 26 Start
02/01/1951
Hibernian 6-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 26 Start
06/01/1951
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 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
1950-51
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1949-50
10
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
3
0
0
1948-49
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
10
0
0
Totals:
27
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
33
0
0
13
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 33 0