Two years later, Derek "Cup-tie" McKay recorded the only four goals of his Aberdeen career to help his team to the 1969–70 Scottish Cup, scoring the winning goals in the quarter- and semi final, and two in the final itself.

In a turnaround though, Aberdeen FC Managing Director, Duncan Fraser, announced the side would bare the name of local company Team Recruitment on their shirts for the next two seasons. This badge was used on the shirts from around 1978, with no significant alterations until the mid-1980s when the words "Aberdeen Football Club" were added in a circular border, and the date of the club's founding, 1903, was added under the goal element. [110] The new stadium is expected to have a similar capacity to Pittodrie Stadium. They are also the only Scottish team to have won two European trophies, both in the same year. [4][33], Aberdeen reached the semi-finals of the 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup, before losing to Porto 2–0 on aggregate.

Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). In modern times, Aberdeen have almost exclusively played with all-red strips with white detailing. Here’s 10 fascinating facts. The newest element is the Richard Donald stand at the East, or Beach End, of the ground, and is named after former chairman Dick Donald. was formed following the merger of three clubs based in the city—Aberdeen, Victoria United and Orion—in 1903. As the Scottish Premier League was being expanded to twelve teams, there was then a three team play-off. [6] From 1906, the club made steady progress, with a Scottish Cup semi-final appearance in 1908 and another in 1911. Caretaker managers are not listed. The current version of the crest, which retains these elements in a unified design, was introduced at the start of the 1997–98 season. [4][30][31] The club released a song, "European Song", to coincide with the appearance in the final. The club are examining a move to a new stadium in Aberdeen. There were clashes at both fixtures against FC Groningen in 2014, as well as 13 arrests after violent clashes with Dundee United fans at a game in December 2015.[120][121][122]. Copenhagen 4–0, which was the biggest margin of victory and one of Pittodrie's biggest crowds since the 1980s. Formed in 1903 as a result of the amalgamation of three clubs from Aberdeen, they rarely challenged for honours until the post war decade, when they won each of the major Scottish trophies under manager Dave Halliday. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. [108][109] The site's training facilities, Cormack Park, became operational in 2019. The ground currently has a capacity of 20,866[1] and was the first all-seated and all-covered stadium in the United Kingdom. [55] The first act of the new management team of Brown and Archie Knox was to re-instate Leighton. In November 1972, the club unveiled an official crest or logo, designed by Aberdonian graphic designer Donald Addison. We will Sir Winston Churchill was granted the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen in 1946. Scottish Field, 496 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH5 2DL. This page was last modified on 14 September 2020, at 15:26. [95][96][97], Since 2009, Aberdeen have been examining a move to a new stadium. [125][126][127][128] There are still often violent clashes between both sets of supporters within and outwith the stadium to this day.[129][130][131]. [100] In August 2010, a planning application for the new stadium was submitted to the council, which was approved the following February. In the first round of the 1984–85 European Champion Club's Cup Aberdeen lost to East Berlin side BFC Dynamo in a penalty shoot-out 4–5, following a 3–3 on aggregate in regular times. Aberdeen Football Club (also known as The Dons, The Reds and The Dandies) is a Scottish professional football club based in Aberdeen. [124] Aberdeen's rivalry with Rangers arose after a number of incidents in matches between the two clubs in the 1980s, namely Willie Johnston's stamp on John McMaster's neck in the Scottish League Cup and Neil Simpson's tackle on Ian Durrant in 1988, as well as Aberdeen's dominance in Scottish football throughout the decade. Sponsored by Apex Tubulars at the time, that deal ended at the end of the 2007/08 season. Hibernian (H) 06 Nov (A) 0-1 (A) 06 Feb: 4. [29] On 11 May 1983, Aberdeen beat Real Madrid 2–1 after extra time to win the cup and become only the third Scottish side to win a European trophy.