Click here to go back to the AFC Heritage Trust Homepage Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust Logo  
Aberdeen Football Club Squad
dark blue dons foreword
click on a player below to display their 'dark blue dons' profile.
Jim Leighon at the World Cup in 86
Jim Leighton
91 Caps
Alex McLeish comes up against England substitute Steve Bull in the Rous Cup Match against England at Hampden in 1989
Alex McLeish
77 Caps
Willie in action for Scotland
Willie Miller
65 Caps
Belgium midfielder Ludo Coeck (right) tries to pull back Scotland's Gordon Strachan.
Gordon Strachan
50 Caps
Stewart McKimmie in action for Scotland.
Stewart McKimmie
40 Caps

Ryan Christie
34 Caps
Martin Buchan for Scotland in Season 1977-78
Martin Buchan
34 Caps
Scott McKenna in Aberdeen Colours.
Scott McKenna
28 Caps

Kenny McLean
28 Caps
Steve Archibald in action for Scotland.
Steve Archibald
27 Caps
Jim Bett for Scotland v Norway WC Qualifier in 1989.
Jim Bett
26 Caps
Billy Dodds Celebrates after netting for Scotland against Belgium in a WC Qualifier in 2001.
Billy Dodds
26 Caps
Scott Booth in action for Scotland.
Scott Booth
22 Caps
Charlie Nicholas in action for Scotland.
Charlie Nicholas
20 Caps
Eoin Jess in action for Scotland.
Eoin Jess
18 Caps
Graham Leggat Scores against England in 1956.
Graham Leggat
18 Caps
Bobby Clark punches clear for Scotland against Brasil at Hampden in 1972.
Bobby Clark
17 Caps
Alex Jackson in Aberdeen Colours.
Alex Jackson
17 Caps
Scott Severin in action for Scotland.
Scott Severin
15 Caps
Derek Whyte in action for Scotland.
Derek Whyte
12 Caps
Jock Hutton in Aberdeen Colours.
Jock Hutton
10 Caps
Russell Anderson in action for Scotland.
Russell Anderson
10 Caps
Brian Irvine in action against Romania in a Euro Qualifier at Hampden in 1990.
Brian Irvine
9 Caps
'Big Dunc' in action for Scotland.
Duncan Shearer
7 Caps
Stuart Kennedy in Aberdeen Colours.
Stuart Kennedy
7 Caps
Peter Weir in Aberdeen Colours.
Peter Weir
6 Caps
Graeme Shinnie in Aberdeen Colours.
Graeme Shinnie
6 Caps
Fred Martin in action for Scotland.
Fred Martin
6 Caps
George Hamilton in Aberdeen Colours.
George Hamilton
5 Caps
Jim Forrest in Aberdeen Colours.
Jim Forrest
5 Caps
Dave Robb in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Robb
5 Caps
Alec Cheyne in Aberdeen Colours.
Alec Cheyne
5 Caps
Neil Simpson in action for Scotland
Neil Simpson
5 Caps
Bobby Connor in action for Scotland.
Robert Connor
4 Caps
Lewis Ferguson in Aberdeen Colours.
Lewis Ferguson
4 Caps
Donald Colman in Aberdeen Colours.
Donald Colman
4 Caps
Joe Harper in Scotland Colours Season 1978-79.
Joe Harper
4 Caps
Kevin McNaughton in action for Scotland.
Kevin McNaughton
4 Caps
Mark McGhee watches his header beat the diving Peter Shilton to score against England.
Mark McGhee
4 Caps
Jimmy Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Jimmy Smith
4 Caps
Matt Armstrong in action for Scotland against Wales in 1935
Matt Armstrong
3 Caps
George Mulhall in Aberdeen Colours.
George Mulhall
3 Caps
Frank Hill in Aberdeen Colours.
Frank Hill
3 Caps
Andy at Hampden
Andrew Considine
3 Caps
Andy Love in Aberdeen Colours.
Andy Love
3 Caps

Lee Miller
3 Caps

Michael Devlin
3 Caps
Paddy Buckley in Aberdeen Colours.
Paddy Buckley
3 Caps
Willie Mills in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Mills
3 Caps
Chris Maguire in action for the Scotland U21s
Chris Maguire
2 Caps
Willie Lennie in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Lennie
2 Caps
Stephen Wright clears his lines for Scotland's U21's as Germany's Mehmet Scholl bears down on him at Pittodrie.
Stephen Wright
2 Caps
Gary Mackay-Steven in Aberdeen Colours.
Gary Mackay-Steven
2 Caps
Archie Glen in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Glen
2 Caps
Ernie McGarr in Aberdeen Colours.
Ernie McGarr
2 Caps
Dave Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Smith
2 Caps
Doug Rougvie proudly shows his Scotland Cap.
Doug Rougvie
1 Cap
Benny Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Benny Yorston
1 Cap
Archie Baird in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Baird
1 Cap
Harry Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Harry Yorston
1 Cap
Robbie Winters in action for Scotland against Germany in 1999.
Robbie Winters
1 Cap
Steve Murray in Aberdeen Colours.
Steve Murray
1 Cap
Graham Leggat
Graham Leggat Scores against England in 1956. Born in Aberdeen on 20th June 1934, Graham Leggat was an outstanding talent from an early age and even while playing local schools football looked destined to be a player of some note. He joined Banks O' Dee as a youngster and Aberdeen moved quickly to sign him on a provisional form.

During the summer of 1953 Graham was "called up" by the Dons and his talent was such that he was pitched straight into the first team at outside right where he made a tremendous impact in his first season. Leggat had the attributes normally associated with a top class player: natural ability, mental and physical agility, speed and a knack of improvising to outwit an opponent. His introduction to the Dons side in 1953 was probably the biggest factor in turning Aberdeen from a side that habitually came close, into the side that rose to the top of Scottish football in 1955. Following the title triumph of 1955, Graham's goalscoring was a big factor in the Dons 1955-56 League Cup success, with Leggat scoring 9 goals in 10 ties. Including the winner in the final itself v St Mirren at Hampden.

With several Scottish under 23 caps behind him Graham, was promoted to the full international side for the England game at Hampden on April 14th 1956. The Scots were seen as lambs to the slaughter by the English press but a remarkable lobbed goal by the debutant Leggat put Scotland ahead in the second half and only a last gasp equaliser prevented the home side registering their first Hampden win over the "Auld Enemy" in almost 20 years. A second cap against Wales in Cardiff in October 1956 seemed to herald a long international future for Graham but injury kept his name out of the frame for further internationals in late 1956 and it wasn't until October 5th 1957 that the winger got another call to do battle against Northern Ireland in Belfast. Again Leggat did the honours with the Scots only goal in a 1-1 draw but disaster was only weeks off as Graham broke a leg in late October and was sidelined for much of the season.

A trained PE teacher, Leggat confounded the critics who wrote him off following his leg break and made a full recovery. With Scotland heading to Sweden for the 1958 World Cup Finals the selectors picked the Dons' star for a warm up friendly against Hungary at Hampden in May 1958 and Graham took the opportunity to seal his place in the Scottish squad to travel to Sweden. A final warm up friendly in Poland was the curtain raiser to the main event the World Cup itself and the Scots, with Leggat prominent, did well to hold highly fancied Yugoslavia to a 1-1 draw. The next game was a real tester against Paraguay but Scotland suffered a 3-2 loss to the South Americans although Graham had the satisfaction of equalling Jock Hutton's 32 year old 7 cap club record.

Leggat was omitted from the side to face France in Scotland's final game thus denying him the chance to set a new club mark in the World Cup. Unfortunately, from the fans point of view Leggat's exposure to international soccer exposed him also to the chequebook wielding clubs form the south of the border and in August 1958 the inevitable happened when Graham was transferred to Fulham for the incredibly low sum of 16,000. At Craven Cottage Leggat went on to win 11 more caps before his departure from the international scene in 1960. He remained a Fulham player until January 1967 when he joined Birmingham City and played one final season of senior soccer with Rotherham in 1968-69 before calling it a day. Graham had a short spell on the backroom staff at Aston Villa before non-league Bromsgrove tempted him back as a player but before long he had emigrated to Canada and became a leading light in the development of Canadian soccer.

Scottish International Caps
Season Date Match Tournament
1959-60 05/06/60 Hungary v SCOTLAND Friendly
1959-60 29/05/60 Austria v SCOTLAND Friendly
1959-60 04/05/60 SCOTLAND v Poland Friendly
1959-60 09/04/60 SCOTLAND v England British Int'l Championship
1959-60 04/11/59 SCOTLAND v Wales British Int'l Championship
1959-60 03/10/59 Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
1958-59 27/05/59 Holland v SCOTLAND Friendly
1958-59 06/05/59 SCOTLAND v Germany (West) Friendly
1958-59 11/04/59 England v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
1958-59 05/11/58 SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland British Int'l Championship
1958-59 18/10/58 Wales v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
1957-58 11/06/58 Paraguay v SCOTLAND World Cup Finals
1957-58 08/06/58 Yugoslavia v SCOTLAND World Cup Finals
1957-58 01/06/58 Poland v SCOTLAND Friendly
1957-58 07/05/58 SCOTLAND v Hungary Friendly
1957-58 05/10/57 Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
1956-57 20/10/56 Wales v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
1955-56 14/04/56 SCOTLAND v England British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 18