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Dave Johnston Squad Index
Information:
1968-69 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
28th November 1942
Birthplace:
Nairn
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
11st 8lbs
Signed:
12th November 1966
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Full name: David Ross Johnston.
Dave Johnston joined the Dons in season 1966/67 and made a scoring debut in a 6-2 away rout of Stirling Albion on the 17th December 1966.
Died 7th April 2004. Although Davy was regarded as one of the best players to come out of the Highland League at that time, and despite the fact that he scored a healthy 39 goals in 99 appearances for Aberdeen, things didn't really work out for him and he was transferred to Dundee in 1968 and eventually returned to Nairn. As a part of the Turnbull revolution, Davy is well remembered by Dons fans of a certain vintage.

A detailed biography of Davy is "Pittodrie's Silent Assassin" by Donald Wilson was published in 2010.

Died: Inverness, 7th April 2004

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
17/12/1966
Stirling Albion 2-6 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,375 24 Start
24/12/1966
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 24 Start
31/12/1966
Aberdeen 4-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 24 Start
02/01/1967
Aberdeen 5-2 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 24 Start
03/01/1967
St. Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,200 24 Start
14/01/1967
Clyde 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 24 Start
18/01/1967
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 31,000 24 Start
21/01/1967
Aberdeen 1-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
28/01/1967
Dundee 0-5 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 23,000 24 Start
04/02/1967
Ayr United 2-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,100 24 Start
11/02/1967
Aberdeen 7-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
18/02/1967
Aberdeen 5-0 St. Johnstone
Scottish Cup R2 22,800 24 Start
25/02/1967
Hibernian 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,500 24 Start
04/03/1967
Heart of Midlothian 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
11/03/1967
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 37,200 24 Start
18/03/1967
Partick Thistle 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 24 Start
22/03/1967
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Scottish Cup QF REP 44,000 24 Start
25/03/1967
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 24 Start
27/03/1967
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
01/04/1967
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 41,500 24 Start
04/04/1967
Motherwell 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 24 Start
08/04/1967
Aberdeen 6-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
15/04/1967
Aberdeen 1-0 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 24 Start
19/04/1967
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 33,000 24 Start
29/04/1967
Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic
Scottish Cup F 126,102 24 Start
01/05/1967
Kilmarnock 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 24 Start
16/05/1967
Peterhead 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 24 Start
18/05/1967
Aberdeen 7-0 Arbroath
Friendly 24 Start
26/05/1967
Aberdeen 1-2 Stoke City
American Soccer League East 9,403 24 Start
31/05/1967
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
American Soccer League East 12,000 24 Start
04/06/1967
Aberdeen 1-1 Cagliari
American Soccer League East 6,125 24 Start
07/06/1967
Aberdeen 3-0 Cerro
American Soccer League East 5,112 24 Start
25/06/1967
ADO den Haag 0-0 Aberdeen
American Soccer League East 4,657 24 Start
01/07/1967
Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen
American Soccer League East 6,839 24 Start
04/07/1967
Bangu 0-1 Aberdeen
American Soccer League East 12,380 24 Start
08/07/1967
Aberdeen 1-2 Shamrock Rovers
American Soccer League East 9,760 24 Start
10/07/1967
Aberdeen 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
American Soccer League East 7,641 24 Start
14/07/1967
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6-5 Aberdeen
President's Cup F 17,824 24 Start
02/08/1967
Aberdeen 2-1 Chelsea
Friendly 29,000 24 Start
12/08/1967
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
League Cup G2 36,000 24 Start
16/08/1967
Dundee United 5-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 7,550 24 Start
19/08/1967
Celtic 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 50,000 24 Start
26/08/1967
Rangers 3-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 50,000 24 Start
30/09/1967
Morton 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 24 Start
07/10/1967
Aberdeen 0-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 24 Start
14/10/1967
Aberdeen 6-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
21/10/1967
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
04/11/1967
Partick Thistle 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,530 24 Start
11/11/1967
Aberdeen 6-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
25/11/1967
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
29/11/1967
Standard Liege 3-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R2 1L 30,000 25 Start
02/12/1967
Falkirk 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 25 Start
23/12/1967
Airdrie 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
30/12/1967
Aberdeen 1-4 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 25 Start
01/01/1968
Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
20/01/1968
Dunfermline Athletic 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,650 25 Start
27/01/1968
Aberdeen 1-1 Raith Rovers
Scottish Cup R1 10,700 25 Start
31/01/1968
Raith Rovers 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 REP 9,000 25 Start
03/02/1968
Dundee United 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 25 Start
10/02/1968
Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
12/02/1968
Aberdeen 1-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
19/02/1968
Dunfermline Athletic 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 14,700 25 Start
02/03/1968
Aberdeen 0-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
06/03/1968
Celtic 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 25 Start
09/03/1968
Raith Rovers 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
16/03/1968
Aberdeen 5-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 7,600 25 Start
23/03/1968
Motherwell 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,360 25 Start
27/03/1968
Clyde 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 25 Start
30/03/1968
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
06/04/1968
Aberdeen 1-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
10/04/1968
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 25 Start
13/04/1968
Stirling Albion 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,600 25 Start
17/04/1968
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 25 Start
20/04/1968
Aberdeen 3-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
27/04/1968
Rangers 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 25 Start
29/04/1968
Nairn County 2-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,500 25 Start
27/07/1968
Peterhead 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 25 Start
31/07/1968
Nairn County 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 25 Start
03/08/1968
Aberdeen 1-1 Blackpool
Friendly 18,000 25 Sub
05/08/1968
Newcastle United 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 14,190 25 Start
10/08/1968
Clyde 4-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 5,000 25 Start
24/08/1968
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
League Cup G3 19,000 25 Start
05/10/1968
Aberdeen 1-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Sub
12/10/1968
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 25 Start
19/10/1968
Aberdeen 0-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Sub
23/10/1968
Aberdeen 2-1 Real Zaragoza
Fairs Cities Cup R2 1L 25,000 25 Start
26/10/1968
Rangers 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 25 Start
02/11/1968
Aberdeen 2-1 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
09/11/1968
Morton 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
16/11/1968
Aberdeen 2-2 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
23/11/1968
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
30/11/1968
Dunfermline Athletic 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 26 Start
14/12/1968
Airdrie 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 26 Start
21/12/1968
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
28/12/1968
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 26 Start
01/01/1969
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 26 Start
02/01/1969
St. Johnstone 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
04/01/1969
Dundee United 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 Start
11/01/1969
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 31,000 26 Start
18/01/1969
Heart of Midlothian 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
25/01/1969
Aberdeen 3-0 Berwick Rangers
Scottish Cup R1 13,600 26 Start
01/02/1969
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
22/02/1969
Ayr United 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 26 Start
25/02/1969
Aberdeen 2-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Scottish Cup R2 14,685 26 Start
26/02/1969
Dunfermline Athletic 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 17,500 26 Start
01/03/1969
Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup QF 24,000 26 Start
05/03/1969
Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF REP 17,183 26 Start
15/03/1969
St. Mirren 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,750 26 Start
19/03/1969
Raith Rovers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
22/03/1969
Aberdeen 1-6 Rangers
Scottish Cup SF 39,250 26 Start
29/03/1969
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,321 26 Start
02/04/1969
Aberdeen 6-3 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
05/04/1969
Aberdeen 3-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
09/04/1969
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 26 Start
12/04/1969
Falkirk 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 26 Start
19/04/1969
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
23/04/1969
Clyde 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 987 26 Start
01/05/1969
Ross County 0-5 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 3,500 26 Start
05/05/1969
Peterhead 0-7 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 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
1968-69
25
2
8
2
0
0
6
0
1
1
0
0
34
2
9
6
1
1
1967-68
28
0
16
4
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
36
0
16
12
0
2
1966-67
20
0
10
0
0
0
6
0
4
0
0
0
26
0
14
2
0
4
Totals:
73
2
34
6
0
0
15
0
5
2
0
0
96
2
39
20
1
7
Total Appearances/Goals: 98 39