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Andy Rankine
Andy Rankine
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Andy Rankine (Inside Left/Centre Half, 1924-28) - Big Andy Rankine from Aboyne joined Aberdeen from Banks o' Dee in 1920. He had scored 38 goals in 158 games for 'the Dons' when Cowden paid £1,000 for his services in November 1924. Andy was a useful inside-left with a penchant for headed goals. However, injury problems soon led Cowden to try him out at the heart of the defence and Rankine was a revelation in this new role. He was Cowden's regular centre-half from January 1925 but in 1926 was plagued by illness. It transpired that Andy was suffering from rheumatism (in addition he was badly burned when a box of matches in his waistcoat pocket caught fire). For season 1926/27, Andy decided to try his luck in the USA with the American champions, Bethlehem Steel. Andy spent just 1 year in the USA before returning to Central Park. However, Andy only played 1 game for Cowden in 1927/28 as he continued to be dogged by ill-health. Cowdenbeath released Andy at the end of season 1927/28 and he then made a few appearances for Keith before his fragile health forced him to give up the game completely. 

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