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One of the legacies of the club's centenary year in 2003 was the formation of the Aberdeen FC Former Players Association. That is now flourishing with almost 200 ex-dons now signed up and enjoying the privilege that comes with membership.
Glasgow born Alex first came to the attention of Aberdeen manager Dave Halliday while he was playing for Blantyre Vics after he had played his part in the club winning the Scottish Junior Cup in 1950....
Consistency and loyalty are rare commodities in the modern game
but back in the 60's such loyalty was epitomised by players who spent almost their entire career with one club. While those players...
Brought up in the Castlemilk area of Glasgow
Arthur Graham began his career with Cambuslang Rangers. At that time Bobby Calder was the Aberdeen scout that had the knack of taking some of the most...
At the Hall of Fame dinner on 1st November 2018
Bobby was inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition of his top-class contribution as a long-serving player and Scottish Internationalist as...
Perhaps better known for what he achieved off the field more than what he did on it by the younger generation of Aberdeen supporters
but Chris Anderson was a vital part of the Aberdeen side in...
Full name: Richard McNaughton Donald. Anyone who spends most of their adult life attached to one club would never have their commitment to the cause doubted and when the historians get round to...
Donald was inducted into the Hall of Fame in October 2018 in recognition of his contribution as a player
captain and trainer at Pittodrie
as well as his innovative invention of the football...
Drew Jarvie made his mark in Scottish football with Airdrie where he formed a prolific goal scoring partnership with Drew Busby in the late sixties and early seventies. He was signed by the...
Definitive moments in the history of a football club can often be measured by the arrival of a new player who will transform club fortunes in an instant. Not many managers can lay claim to that...
Fred Martin was one of these players who joined the club playing in a different position to the one whichhe made his own. In Fred's case the club knew nothing of his transformation from Inside Forward...
Eddie Turnbull first spotted Henning Boel playing for Washington while Aberdeen were on their exhaustive tour of the USA in 1967. Just over a year later the Aberdeen manager signed the Danish defender...
Hamilton born Jim Bett showed great potential as a schoolboy international and was signed by Dundee. After moving to Airdrie Bett moved to the relative obscurity of Icelandic football when he joined...
Jim Hermiston was born in Edinburgh and joined Aberdeen from Junior club Bonnyrigg Rose in 1965 as manager Eddie Turnbull looked to develop the clubs youth policy. Jim certainly served his time with...
While the common belief is that you must have a daft streak to be a goalkeeper there is nothing daft about Jim Leighton who distinguished himself with the Dons and went on to become the most capped...
Idolised by the supporters and berated by opponents any player who scores goals on a regular basis will invariably come in for his fair share of stick. Not many would have thought when Eddie Turnbull...
Will go down in Pittodrie folklore as the man who scored the Dons most important goal in their 100+ year history on that rainy night in Gothenburg. A feat that helped him
Martin Buchan started out with local side Banks O' Dee A and he was provisionally signed by Aberdeen in 1965. His father Martin was also an Aberdeen player during the war [1943-1945]. While it was the...
Local players who play for their local clubs will have you believe that they had it tough. An ever-demanding support would perhaps be more critical of local lads than any others. Every so often some...
Peter joined the ranks of Gothenburg Greats who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame when he was one of four former players to be honoured at the November 2018 event.
Teddy Scott is one of these unique individuals who dedicated an entire career to one club even beyond his playing days. Teddy became part of the bricks and mortar that held Pittodrie together. He...
On the 28th April 1973 with 53 minutes on the clock and the Dons trailing 1-0 Jimmy Bonthrone handed Willie Miller his debut for Aberdeen Football Club. No one could imagine the impact that Miller...
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