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King Street Sports Club- A Brief History


King Street Sports Club or Boys Club as it is known today is the second oldest club in Aberdeen Juvenile football today behind Aberdeen Lads' Club.
The Club is thought to have been formed in either the late 1050's or during the early 1960's and has amazingly stood the tests of time and changes in football to this very day.
The Club unsurprisingly takes its name from the Street of that Name in the centre of Aberdeen.
The Club, like most Boys Clubs in those days were set-up in order to give Boys and later Girls, a chance to develop skills in a hobby they enjoyed but also to make friendships and bonds that could last forever.It was also a way of keeping children off the streets and out of trouble.
Despite it's age the Club is not the most successful Club you will ever see, but if you are looking for a that is up for a good laugh, has excellent team spirit and most importantly, helps you become a better person, then King Street is the Ultimate Club.
In a period where almost all teams rate success above all else King Street dont do so, having a luagh and keeping fit is what Juvenile Football should be about and King Street has often showed this.
Although King Street has not had success every year with trophies, individuals from the Club have excelled.
Over the past few years there has always been a King Street Player in Development, Select and Scotland Boys Club Squads.
The Club has had many Players who have gone on and made the step up to the professional ranks, these include:

Neale Cooper played for King Street, he went on to become a hero for his boyhood heroes Aberdeen and was part of the all conquering Aberdeen side of the 80's which included the teams famous victory over the mighty Real Madrid in the final of the 1983 European Cup-Winners Cup.After a long career Neale is now Manager of Highly ambitious Division One Club Ross County.
Ian Wilson, now Manager of Scottish Division Three New-Boys Peterhead started out at King Street.In a career spanning 20 years Ian has played for Aberdeen, Everton, Leicester City and the J-League. To this day Ian is the only ever former King Street player to have won an international cap for Scotland.

Aberdeen and Scotland Starlet Russell Anderson started his footballing education at King Street. He is now one of the best and most sought after young defenders in the Country, he is destined to be a star at National Level Next Season.
Kilmarnock and Scotland B Internationalist Striker Andy Smith is a former King Street player whose biggest Achievements include Scottish Cup Final Appearances with Airdrie and being Top Goalscorer in the Premier League during the 1997-98 Season with 26 Goals.
Ryan Morrison Played for Glasgow Giants Celtic after leaving King Street in 1997 ans was last seen playing Highland League Football.
Former Cove, Dundee United and Aberdeen Defender Mark Perry started at King Street before moving to ALC.
ADJFA Secretary Neil Paterson played for King Street as a boy.
Former Player Kenny Taylor found success with Division Three Side Montrose, as did
Under-16's Manager John Sim who after one season in the professional ranks left to pursue a glittering and highly successful career with North-East Junior Big-Guns, Banks 'o Dee, Sunnybank and Parkvale before ending his interest in the Amateurs in 1996.
Staying with the 16's, three players are Signed to Cove Rangers, with 6 players training with Both Cove and Deveronvale respectively.
Here is a list of Many other King Street players who have gone on to Bigger and Better things:
Neil Cooper- Manager of Forfar Athletic FC       
Keith Moorhouse- Chairman of Cove Rangers FC
Allan Freeland- SFA and FIFA Registered Referee
Brian Mitchel- SFA Community Coach, Ex Aberdeen and Bradford.
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