Stadium: Pittodrie Stadium (attendance:
1 (old format): 1954-55.
Division: 1979-80, 1983-84, 1984-85.
1947, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990.
1937, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1967, 1978, 1993
European Cup Winners Cup
1955-56, 1976-77, 1985-86, 1989-90, 1995-96.
original Aberdeen Football Club was formed at a meeting in October 1881 - a
meeting dominated by members of the teaching profession, hence one possible
reason the club were nicknamed the "Dons". The club we now know as Aberdeen
began life at a public meeting on March the 26th 1903 when
the original Aberdeen
team was merged with two other teams Orion and Victoria United. The new club,
Aberdeen Football Club Limited was formed on the 18th April, 1903.
Pre- World War Two Aberdeen enjoyed little success reaching one Scottish cup
Final in 1937 when they lost 1-2 to Celtic. Their first trophy arrived in 1947
defeated Hibernian 2-1 in the Scottish Cup Final. The club won their first
Scottish Championship in 1954-55 finishing three points in front of Celtic.
They were runners-up the following season and won the League Cup when they
defeated St. Mirren by Two goals to One. The clubs next success didn't arrive
until 1970 when they beat Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final. In 1976-77 they won
the League Cup for a second time, beating Celtic once more in the final. Aberdeen's
golden era coincided with the appointment of Alex Ferguson as manager. In
won their second League Championship when they finished one point ahead of
The 1981-82 season saw Aberdeen
win the Scottish Cup again beating Ranger 4-1 after extra time. They also won
it again in 1983 against Rangers by the only goal and completed the hat-trick
in 1984 this time beating Celtic. A further triumph in 1986 when they beat
Hearts 3-0 in the final completed Aberdeen's
most successful period in the Scottish Cup. In the midst of this success the
club also enjoyed a successful run in the European Cup Winners Cup in the
1982-83 season. They fought their was through to the Final in Gothenburg where
they faced the might of Real Madrid. Aberdeen rose
to the occasion triumphing 2-1 after extra time. The 1983-84 season saw Aberdeen win
the title once more this time finishing seven points in front of Celtic. The
following season saw Aberdeen
retain their Championship once again finishing seven points in front of Celtic. Ferguson's
departure to Manchester United brought this golden era to an end although they
won the League Cup in 1989-90. They also won the Scottish Cup in 1990.