Cosgrove Mick Image 1 Aberdeen 1927

Cosgrove Mick Image 1 Aberdeen 1927


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Dundee born inside right Mick Cosgrove began his football career with Dundee North End and played in three junior international trial matches. after an unsuccessful trial with Dundee Hibernian in January 1920 joined Dundee, making several appearances before being transferred to First Division Tottenham Hotspur in May 1921 “for a big fee”. However he failed to make the breakthrough to the first team at White Hart Lane. He spent a period on loan with Glasgow Celtic in February 1923 but didn’t make their first eleven before joining the trail to the nascent North American Soccer League, joining Brooklyn Wanderers in May 1923.

He returned to join Barnsley in November 1924 but spent only a month at Oakwell, moving to Aberdeen to join two other American returnees including Alec Jackson in early December 1924, making his debut in a 2-2 draw at Raith Rovers days later. Although he struggled to establish himself in his debut season, playing only five League games, he was a regular in 1925-26 making 40 appearances for the first team, and totalled 5 goals in 73 appearances for The Dons before joining Third Division (South) Bristol Rovers in May 1928.

He made his Football League debut at Swindon Town that August as a half back, scoring his first goal in his second game in a victory at Walsall, although after the new year he reverted to the forward line scoring in total 6 goals in 40 appearances during his first season at Eastville in a struggling Bristol Rovers team. The next season he made a further 23 appearances but was released in May 1930, finishing his professional career and subsequently emigrating to the United States.

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