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jim leighton



Squad Number: 1
Position: Goalkeeper
Date of Birth: Thursday, July 24, 1958
Birthplace: Johnstone
Nationality: Scottish
Height: 6' 1
Weight: 13st 6lbs
Signed: 12/06/1997
Goalkeeper who first played for the Dons in August 1978. Currently at Pittodrie in a coaching capacity after hanging up the gloves. Made his 500th appearance for the club against Dundee Utd at Tannadice in 1998. In the first of his two spells at Pittodrie, Leighton was part of the all-conquering Dons side of the 80's and is also Scotland's most capped goalkeeper, second only in the all time caps haul to Kenny Dalglish. Retired from the international team in October 1998, Leighton's first class career ended on a low note when after only two minutes of the 2000 Cup Final against Rangers, Leighton was severely injured in a clash with rangers Rod Wallace, so a memorable career was finished. Awarded testimonial against Middlesborough in July 2000.

Aberdeen Debut

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
02/04/1977 Aberdeen 5 - 1 Queen of the South Scottish Reserve League 317