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Tommy Pearson Squad Index
Information:
1949-50 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
03rd June 1913
Birthplace:
Edinburgh
Nationality:
Scotland
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
10st 10lbs
Signed:
February 1948
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
One of the most skilful wingers to play for the Dons, famed for his "double shuffle," and an ability to nutmeg opponents, Pearson joined the club from Newcastle for 4,000 at the age of 35. Although his best days were behind him, Pearson was still a personality player at Pittodrie, appreciated by the Aberdeen support. Had the distinction of having played for both Scotland and England before retiring in 1953. In season 1951-52, when Bob McDermid was unwell, Pearson took on the role of trainer and coach to fill the gap, coaching three days and one evening a week whilst continuing as a player. He returned to Pittodrie six years after his retirement as manager, having been a newspaper columnist iin between times.
Made over 100 appearances for the Dons. During the Second World War he served with the RAF at Kirkham and whilst based there played as a guest for Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool. He was a member of the Blackpool team that lost to Aston Villa in the regional Cup Final of 1944, a match played on a home and away basis.

Full name: Thomas Usher Pearson. Died - Edinburgh, 2nd February 1999


Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
14/02/1948
Aberdeen 0-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 34 Start
21/02/1948
Hibernian 4-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 37,000 34 Start
28/02/1948
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 34 Start
06/03/1948
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 17,937 34 Start
13/03/1948
Queens Park 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 34 Start
20/03/1948
Aberdeen 2-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 34 Start
26/03/1948
Clyde 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 34 Start
03/04/1948
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 43,800 34 Start
09/04/1948
Queen of the South 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 34 Start
12/04/1948
St. Johnstone 2-0 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield SF 1L 7,000 34 Start
17/04/1948
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 34 Start
19/04/1948
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
Dewar Shield SF 2L 10,000 34 Start
01/05/1948
Crystal Palace 3-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 15,000 34 Start
14/08/1948
Third Lanark 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 35 Start
18/08/1948
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 35 Start
21/08/1948
Dundee 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 35 Start
28/08/1948
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 35 Start
31/08/1948
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 35 Start
04/09/1948
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 35 Start
11/09/1948
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
League Cup GD 25,000 35 Start
18/09/1948
Third Lanark 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup GD 17,000 35 Start
25/09/1948
Aberdeen 3-1 Morton
League Cup GD 20,000 35 Start
27/09/1948
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Inter City Cup 1L 20,000 35 Start
02/10/1948
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup GD 17,000 35 Start
04/10/1948
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
Inter City Cup 2L 21,000 35 Start
09/10/1948
Aberdeen 2-4 Third Lanark
League Cup GD 12,000 35 Start
16/10/1948
Morton 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup GD 15,000 35 Start
23/10/1948
Aberdeen 4-4 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 35 Start
06/11/1948
Aberdeen 1-4 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 35 Start
13/11/1948
Partick Thistle 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 35 Start
18/12/1948
Morton 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 35 Start
15/01/1949
Hibernian 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,500 35 Start
22/01/1949
Third Lanark 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 26,000 35 Start
26/03/1949
Queen of the South 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 35 Start
16/04/1949
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 35 Start
20/04/1949
East Fife 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 35 Start
23/04/1949
Aberdeen 0-1 Highland League Select
Caledonia Trophy 1L 8,000 35 Start
30/04/1949
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 35 Start
02/05/1949
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield SF 2L 6,000 35 Start
04/05/1949
Aberdeen 3-3 Peterhead
Dewar Shield PR1 1L 35 Start
07/05/1949
Peterhead 0-1 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield PR1 2L 35 Start
27/05/1949
Kirkwall Hotspur XI 0-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 5,000 35 Start
13/08/1949
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup GA 25,000 36 Start
17/08/1949
Aberdeen 4-5 Celtic
League Cup GA 40,000 36 Start
20/08/1949
Rangers 4-2 Aberdeen
League Cup GA 50,000 36 Start
27/08/1949
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
League Cup GA 22,000 36 Start
31/08/1949
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
League Cup GA 15,000 36 Start
03/09/1949
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
League Cup GA 43,000 36 Start
10/09/1949
Aberdeen 2-3 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 36 Start
17/09/1949
Aberdeen 1-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 36 Start
24/09/1949
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 36 Start
01/10/1949
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 36 Start
12/11/1949
Aberdeen 3-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 36 Start
19/11/1949
Stirling Albion 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 36 Start
26/11/1949
Aberdeen 3-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 36 Start
03/12/1949
Heart of Midlothian 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 36 Start
10/12/1949
Queen of the South 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 36 Start
02/01/1950
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 36 Start
03/01/1950
Aberdeen 0-3 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 36 Start
07/01/1950
Third Lanark 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 36 Start
14/01/1950
Aberdeen 4-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 36 Start
21/01/1950
Aberdeen 3-2 Clyde
Friendly 8,000 36 Start
28/01/1950
St. Mirren 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 20,000 36 Start
04/02/1950
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 50,000 36 Start
11/02/1950
Aberdeen 3-1 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup R2 42,000 36 Start
18/02/1950
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 36 Start
25/02/1950
Celtic 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 65,000 36 Start
04/03/1950
Raith Rovers 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 36 Start
11/03/1950
Queen of the South 3-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 12,000 36 Start
15/03/1950
Aberdeen 1-2 Queen of the South
Scottish Cup QF REP 32,000 36 Start
18/03/1950
Aberdeen 2-0 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 36 Start
25/03/1950
Motherwell 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 36 Start
01/04/1950
Aberdeen 1-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 36 Start
08/04/1950
Aberdeen 0-5 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 36 Start
10/04/1950
Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield SF 1L 7,000 36 Start
19/04/1950
Deveronvale Select 0-0 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 3,000 36 Start
01/05/1950
Aberdeen 2-2 Peterhead
Dewar Shield PR1 1L 36 Start
03/05/1950
East Stirlingshire 1-3 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield F 1L 36 Start
05/05/1950
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee
Benefit Match 36 Start
08/05/1950
Peterhead 0-2 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield PR1 2L 36 Start
23/08/1950
Aberdeen 3-0 East Stirlingshire
Dewar Shield F 2L 6,000 37 Start
30/09/1950
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 37 Start
02/10/1950
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
League Cup QF REP 52,000 37 Start
11/11/1950
Partick Thistle 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 37 Start
18/11/1950
Aberdeen 5-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 37 Start
25/11/1950
Raith Rovers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 37 Start
02/12/1950
Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 37 Start
16/12/1950
Morton 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 37 Start
23/12/1950
Aberdeen 1-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 37 Start
02/01/1951
Hibernian 6-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 37 Start
13/01/1951
Celtic 3-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 45,000 37 Start
20/01/1951
Clyde 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 37 Start
27/01/1951
Aberdeen 6-1 Inverness Caledonian
Scottish Cup R1 22,000 37 Start
03/02/1951
Aberdeen 2-4 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 42,000 37 Start
10/02/1951
Aberdeen 4-0 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup R2 28,000 37 Start
17/02/1951
Aberdeen 4-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 37 Start
24/02/1951
Falkirk 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 37 Start
03/03/1951
Aberdeen 1-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 37 Start
10/03/1951
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 75,000 37 Start
17/03/1951
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 37 Start
24/03/1951
Aberdeen 3-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 37 Start
07/04/1951
Aberdeen 1-2 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 37 Start
14/04/1951
Aberdeen 4-2 Falkirk
Dewar Shield SF 1L 37 Start
16/04/1951
Aberdeen 2-1 Sunderland
Friendly 17,000 37 Start
18/04/1951
Heart of Midlothian 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 37 Start
21/04/1951
Falkirk 3-3 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield SF 2L 37 Start
25/04/1951
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Benefit Match 12,000 37 Start
28/04/1951
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,500 37 Start
02/05/1951
Manchester United 3-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 37 Start
04/05/1951
Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 11,586 37 Start
14/07/1951
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
St Mungo Cup R1 35,000 38 Start
21/07/1951
St. Mirren 2-4 Aberdeen
St Mungo Cup R2 14,000 38 Start
11/08/1951
Aberdeen 5-4 Queen of the South
League Cup GD 17,000 38 Start
15/08/1951
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup GD 60,000 38 Start
18/08/1951
East Fife 3-0 Aberdeen
League Cup GD 10,000 38 Start
25/08/1951
Queen of the South 2-0 Aberdeen
League Cup GD 8,000 38 Start
13/10/1951
Queen of the South 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 38 Start
20/10/1951
Third Lanark 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 38 Start
27/10/1951
Aberdeen 2-1 British Army XI
Friendly 38 Start
03/11/1951
Aberdeen 1-1 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 38 Start
10/11/1951
Aberdeen 4-2 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 38 Start
17/11/1951
Stirling Albion 0-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 38 Start
24/11/1951
Aberdeen 2-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 38 Start
01/12/1951
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 38 Start
08/12/1951
Motherwell 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 38 Start
15/12/1951
Aberdeen 3-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 38 Start
22/12/1951
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 38 Start
29/12/1951
Aberdeen 3-4 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 38 Start
01/01/1952
Dundee 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 26,000 38 Start
02/01/1952
Aberdeen 2-1 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 38 Start
05/01/1952
Airdrie 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 38 Start
12/01/1952
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 38 Start
26/01/1952
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 38 Start
02/02/1952
Rangers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 38 Start
09/02/1952
Aberdeen 2-1 Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup R2 19,000 38 Start
16/02/1952
Partick Thistle 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 38 Start
23/02/1952
Dundee United 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 26,407 38 Start
27/02/1952
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee United
Scottish Cup R3 REP 30,000 38 Start
08/03/1952
Dundee 4-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 40,000 38 Start
12/03/1952
Aberdeen 6-0 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 38 Start
15/03/1952
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 38 Start
20/09/1952
Dundee 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 39 Start
22/09/1952
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Inter City Cup 1L 12,000 39 Start
07/03/1953
Heart of Midlothian 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 39 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
1952-53
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
1951-52
20
0
1
4
0
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
2
3
0
1
1950-51
19
0
3
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
3
7
0
3
1949-50
20
0
3
6
0
1
5
0
2
0
0
0
31
0
6
7
0
2
1948-49
15
0
2
6
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
3
7
0
2
1947-48
9
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
10
0
2
3
0
0
Totals:
85
0
10
17
0
3
14
0
3
0
0
0
116
0
16
28
0
8
Total Appearances/Goals: 116 16