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Simpson Bainbridge Squad Index
Information:
1921-22 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
03rd April 1895
Birthplace:
Silksworth, County Durham
Nationality:
English
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
11st 2lb
Signed:
06/10/1921
Career History:
Seaton Deleval/Leeds City November 1912 (On Trial), December 1912 (Permanent)/Preston North End October 1919 1,000/South Shields -20/Aberdeen 6th October 1921, OTT - 30th April 1922/Wheatley Hill Alliance/Shildon Athletic/Hylton Colliery
 
Profile:
He first played for Seaton Delaval in Northumberland, a club which produced several fine players. An England International Schoolboy, he joined Leeds in November 1912 and soon made his debut. Initially he featured as an Outside Right, after being signed to take over from the departed Hugh Roberts, but later in his career he played almost exclusively as an Outside Left. Like many players his career was interrupted by war service. He returned to Leeds City after the War and was a regular in their final season. A tricky winger, he also scored his fair share of goals. He was one of the players in the infamous Hotel Metropole auction and was sold to Preston North End for 1,000, one of the highest bids at that auction. He made fourteen League appearances at Deepdale and scored one goal, before moving to South Shields in 1920. There he scored three times in thirteen games before moving to Scotland, where he joined Aberdeen. He spent a season at Pittodrie and appeared in the 1922 Scottish Cup Semi-Final, which the Dons lost 3-1 to Morton. He later played Non-League football in the North Eastern League with Wheatley Hill Alliance and Shildon Athletic, in his native County Durham. He died on 12th November 1988 in Sunderland.
Simpson Bainbridge

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/10/1921
Aberdeen 4-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 14,500 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
1921-22
22
0
1
0
0
0
7
0
1
0
0
0
29
0
2
0
0
0
Totals:
22
0
1
0
0
0
7
0
1
0
0
0
29
0
2
0
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 29 2