During the 100-year history of Aberdeen Football Club there have been many trophies, mementos and unique items of memorabilia inherited along the way. Unfortunately, the club don't have enough space to display this fascinating collection at the moment and so many fans are unaware of their existence. Each of the items has a story to tell and some are well known while others are a bit more obscure. All, of course, contribute to the rich history of Aberdeen Football Club.
Over time we hope to populate 'The Aberdeen Collection' section with a large selection of items. We have showcased a number of exhibits her to give you an idea of the treasure trove lurking in Pittodrie. We hope readers will find this fascinating and possibly get a further insight into the history of the club. In fact, one of the items on show here - the Changi Internment Camp Trophy - is a bit of a mystery to everyone at the club and if anyone can shed some light into its background we want to hear from you.
Perhaps the greatest icon of The Aberdeen Collection, this silver replica of the trophy that Aberdeen won on a night of torrential rain in Gothenburg represents the Club's greatest achievement to date. Playing against the much favoured Real Madrid, the Dons secured a famous 2-1 victory at the Ullevi Stadium in front of a crowd of 17,800 - mostly Aberdeen Supporters - and forever ensured that the Club's name would be associated with European excellence.
The replica of the trophy that was presented to the Club to keep permanently was only a scale model so the directors at the time decided to have a life-sized replica made to ensure that the Club's achievement would be fully understood and appreciated.
Since its arrival at Pittodrie, the cup - which is on permanent display in the Main Stand Foyer - has provided a photo opportunity to thousands of fans and players and has travelled to many places to promote the Club and Northeast Scotland.
Aberdeen supporters hardly need reminding that the players Alex Fergusson sent onto the soaking field for the final were: Leighton, Rougvie, McMaster, Cooper, McLeish, Miller, Strachan, Simpson, McGhee, Black, Weir, with John Hewitt coming on as a substitute for Eric Black.
On the bench: Gunn, Watson, Angus, Kennedy
Goalscorers: Black 6, Hewitt 111. Real Madrid: Juanito (pen) 14