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Real Name: Fergus McKenna Aitken
Normal Position: Outside Right
Height: 5' 8 1/2
Weight: 10st. 12 lbs
Born: 05/06/1896(Glasgow)
Died: 13/07/1989 (Crosshouse, Kilmarnock)
Fergie AitkenFergie won a Scottish Junior Cup winners medal with Petershill and the following season was a member of the Benburb side that won the Glasgow Cup. He was then a left-winger who was moved to the right flank by Bury. An ever-present with the Shakers in 1919-2o, he was transferred to Blackburn Rovers for a fee in excess of 2,000 then the record fee that Bury had received for one player. He was described by the Lancashire Daily Post Football Handbook as being 'a delightful footballer with an extensive repertoire of moves'. His speed (as befitted a Powderhall Sprinter) and ball control made him one of Southport's best wingers during the 1920s. He was an ever-present in 1924-25 on the right-wing along with his namesake Jock Aitken on the left. His career ended prematurely at Bradford when he was recalled too soon after pulling a thigh muscle. Retiring from footballs worked on the trams in Glasgow being promoted to Inspector. He maintained his involvement with football by scouting for Bolton Wanderers for a time in the 1950s. He continued to be very active, being a keen bowler into his 10th decade.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Season From To Value
1923/1924 BIRMINGHAM CITY Southport
1925/1926 Southport BRADFORD PA



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1923/1924 700
1924/1925 4501
1925/1926 3102
Total 83 0 3

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/04/1926 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
06/04/1926 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 1 - 6
03/04/1926 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 5
02/04/1926 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
27/03/1926 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 6 - 1
20/03/1926 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 3
18/03/1926 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 3
13/03/1926 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 1
06/03/1926 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 5
27/02/1926 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/04/1926 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
06/04/1926 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 1 - 6
03/04/1926 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 5
02/04/1926 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
27/03/1926 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 6 - 1
20/03/1926 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 3
18/03/1926 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 3
13/03/1926 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 1
06/03/1926 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 5
27/02/1926 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/01/1926LeagueA BARROW 3 - 0
19/09/1925LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
28/02/1925LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
02/09/1924Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H ROCHDALE 5 - 3
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