Mathieson, Allan

Birth Date

9th December 1897





Biographical Text

Irish international Allan Mathieson had a season with Exeter City in the early 1920s before a far more successful spell with New Brighton.

He was known as a tactical player with delicate footwork and skill. He reached the Irish Cup Final playing for Glentoran in 1919, losing to Linfield after three matches. (He was the brother of John, who played for Dundalk, Ards and Nw Brighton) He was transferred to Luton Town in September 1919, but the highlight of his playing career was when he ran out for Ireland twice in 1921. His second game, against England on 22 October, saw three Luton Town forwards on the pitch at the same time: Louis Bookman was playing alongside Mathieson for Ireland; Ernie Simms for England.

Mathieson moved to Exeter City in August 1922 and made a scoring debut in a 1-0 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion. He was to stay for only one season though before signing for New Brighton where he featured in 128 Third Division North matches, scoring 37 goals.

Mathieson emigrated to Canada, and played in both Canada and the United States including a spell with Toronto Ulster United.







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