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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 Date 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


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
20/02/1926 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 2
13/02/1926 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 3
06/02/1926 LeagueH ASHINGTON 1 - 1
30/01/1926 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 0
25/01/1926 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 3
23/01/1926 LeagueH NELSON 2 - 1
16/01/1926 LeagueA COVENTRY CITY 0 - 0
09/01/1926 FA Cup / 3A SOUTHEND UNITED 2 - 5
25/12/1925 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 3
19/12/1925 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 3
12/12/1925 FA Cup / 2A DURHAM CITY 3 - 0
05/12/1925 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
11/11/1925 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A MANCHESTER UNITED 0 - 9
03/11/1925 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 1
31/10/1925 LeagueA WALSALL 2 - 2
28/10/1925 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
24/10/1925 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 1
17/10/1925 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 3
19/09/1925 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
15/09/1925 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2
12/09/1925 LeagueA NELSON 3 - 3
07/09/1925 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 3
05/09/1925 LeagueH COVENTRY CITY 1 - 2
29/08/1925 LeagueA WREXHAM 2 - 3
02/05/1925 LeagueA ASHINGTON 0 - 2
25/04/1925 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
21/04/1925 LeagueA NELSON 1 - 2
18/04/1925 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
14/04/1925 LeagueA ROTHERHAM COUNTY 3 - 1
13/04/1925 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
11/04/1925 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
10/04/1925 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
04/04/1925 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
28/03/1925 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 3
21/03/1925 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 0
14/03/1925 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2
07/03/1925 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1
28/02/1925 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
21/02/1925 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 1 - 1
14/02/1925 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
07/02/1925 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 2
31/01/1925 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 0
24/01/1925 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
17/01/1925 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
10/01/1925 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
03/01/1925 LeagueH BARROW 5 - 0
26/12/1924 LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 2
25/12/1924 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
20/12/1924 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 3 - 0
17/12/1924 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 2
13/12/1924 FA Cup / 6QA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1
06/12/1924 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 0
03/12/1924 FA Cup / 5QRH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
29/11/1924 FA Cup / 5QA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
22/11/1924 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 3 - 1
08/11/1924 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
05/11/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3H BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 3
01/11/1924 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 5
25/10/1924 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2
18/10/1924 LeagueA DURHAM CITY 0 - 0
15/10/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BURNLEY 1 - 0
11/10/1924 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
04/10/1924 LeagueH WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 1
01/10/1924 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
27/09/1924 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 0
20/09/1924 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
16/09/1924 LeagueH ASHINGTON 3 - 0
13/09/1924 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 4 - 0
09/09/1924 LeagueH ROTHERHAM COUNTY 2 - 0
06/09/1924 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 1
02/09/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H ROCHDALE 5 - 3
30/08/1924 LeagueH NELSON 1 - 0
03/05/1924 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 2
29/04/1924 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
26/04/1924 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
21/04/1924 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
19/04/1924 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 0
18/04/1924 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2
12/04/1924 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1

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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