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.
Not being geologists, the Heritage Trust are not entirely sure what this little beauty is made of - except for the inkwell and engraved plate which are gold. The memento was presented to the Club during their ground-breaking tour of South Africa in the summer of 1927 when they played a total of fourteen matches against various local opposition. The paperweight was presented by the Caledonian Societies of East Rand on the 4th of July ? the day that the Dons played a Frontier XI at East London, and lost 3-2 with Benny Yorston scoring both of our goals. The tour was a ground breaker not only for Aberdeen, but for Scottish football, as the Dons became the first Scottish Club to visit there.
For the record:
Won 8 Drawn 3 Lost 3 Scored 39 Condeded 17
Fuller details of the games can be found on this website under the Fixtures details for season 1927-1928.