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John Ogston Squad Index
Information:
1958-59 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
15th January 1939
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 1 1/2
Weight:
12st 4lbs
Signed:
4th May 1957
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
Honours:
Scotland Under-23 (3 matches in 1960-61 / 1961-62). Played for the Scottish League against a Scotland XI in January 1961, and for The Army versus Scotland Under-23 in February 1961.
 
Profile:
Full name: John Kessack Ogston.

Was a National Serviceman in the Royal Engineers in 1960/61, stationed at Southampton and was considered one of the most travelled players in British football. Played for Scotland's Under-23 team v Scottish Second Division in January 1961, at Falkirk. Was in the Scotland squad for three World Cup qualifying matches in May 1961, versus Eire (twice) and Czechoslovakia. Described as tall and burly with capable, big hands. ".

Source: Blackpool programme, 28th January 1961

John joined the Dons from Banks o' Dee, and was a former Powis schoolboy. He was the recular 'keeper from 1959 to 1965, but was then displaced by the up and coming Bobby Clark. Subsequently fell out with Eddie Turnbull and left the club in 1966, moving on to join Liverpool where he did not maage to break into the first team.
Ended his playing career with Deveronvale on 1974.

Died: Aberdeen, 16th August 2017

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
20/12/1958
Aberdeen 1-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 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
1965-66
1
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
1964-65
34
0
0
6
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
0
10
0
0
1963-64
34
0
0
6
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
44
0
0
10
0
0
1962-63
34
0
0
6
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
43
0
0
1
0
0
1961-62
31
0
0
6
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
0
2
0
0
1960-61
26
0
0
3
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
1
0
0
1959-60
16
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
1
0
0
1958-59
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
179
0
0
34
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
230
0
0
25
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 230 0