14 December 2007

Allan Mathieson

Name: Allan Mathieson
Born: 1897, Belfast
Height: 5.10½ ft
Weight: 13.04 st
Position: Inside-Left

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Caps (1921).
Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1918/19.


Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Glentoran
18/19-19/20
-
-
*19/ 5
-
-
Luton Town
20/21-21/22
Sep-19
-
54/16
2/0
-
Exeter City
22/23
Aug-22
-
26/ 4
3/0
-
New Brighton
23/24-26/27
Aug-23
£250
128/37
12/1
-
Toronto Ulster United
-
-
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£-
227/62
17/1
-
* all games

Biography:
Allan Mathieson emerged with Glentoran in the immediate post-Great War period. His big frame rambunctious style of play belied his scientific play and delicate footwork. He played as inside-left in all three matches it took to settle the 1919 Irish Cup Final in Linfield’s favour.

Transferred to Luton, Mathieson was to form an effective partnership on the left-hand side of the Hatters’ forward line with Louis Bookman, already an Irish international. The duo were to take to the field in Ireland’s match against England in April 1921. Leading the line for the English was Luton teammate Ernest Simms, the first time that one club had supplied three forwards for an international – and then from the Third Division.

After a spell with Division Three (South) with Exeter City and Division Three (North) with New Brighton, Mathieson moved across the Atlantic, plying his trade in both the USA and Canada. In 1930 he played for Toronto Ulster United against touring Kilmarnock and Rangers sides, scoring against the latter.


Grecian Archive

Ireland Cap Details:

09-04-1921 Wales... A L 1-2 BC
22-10-1921 England. H D 1-1 BC

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.

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