Johnny Aitkenhead

Johnny AitkenheadA clever winger who was renowned for his accuracy from the penalty spot. Nicknamed the ‘daddler’ he was unfortunate not to be a member of the Hibernian ‘famous five’. Aitkenhead was initially with Queens Park but moved to Hibernian before joining Motherwell in 1949. He scored twice on his debut and went on to net 83 goals in only 256  games. He won both Scottish and League Cup winner’s badges, and was capped 3 times by the Scottish League. Johnny joined Hamilton in January 1957 and scored 4 league goals for them in 11 outings before retiring from the game.

Johnny gained a couple of representative honours whilst with Motherwell, playing against the League of Ireland in 1951 and 1952, and against the Irish League in the same years. One unusual medal he won was gained at Firhill in 1953 when Motherwell beat Hibernian 5-1 in the Lord Provost of Glasgow Cup.

 John Aitkenhead
 5′ 6″
Date of Birth:
 8th October 1923
Place of Birth:
 High Blantyre

Football Career:

Queen’s Park  1941 1946
Hibernian 1946 1949
Motherwell 1949 1957
Hamilton Academical 1957

Well Career:

Apps Goals
170 50
Scottish Cup:
32 13
League Cup:
54 20
0 0
256 83