Aberdeen FC - First Matches

Captains First Matches

1903 - 2030

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Aberdeen Football Club

Captains First Matches


1903-2030

Additional information Aberdeen FC 1881 - 1903

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Captains

Captain

Anthony Kelvin Stewart 2022

10 Jul 2022

Peterhead 0 v 2 Aberdeen, Scottish League Cup, Group A

Ramirez 63' (pen.), 74', Attendance: 3,112

Balmoor Stadium, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Peterhead v Aberdeen 10 Jul 2022 first match programme - Copyright © 2022 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Scott Brown 2021

22 Jul 2021

Aberdeen 5 v 1 BK Häcken, UEFA Conf League, 2nd Prem Rd, 1st Leg

Considine 28', Feguson 44' (pen.), 53', Ramirez 83', McLennan 93' - Jeremjeff 59', Attendance: 5,655

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v BK-Häcken 22 July 2021 first match programme - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Joe Lewis 2019

11 Jul 2019

Aberdeen 2 v 1 RoPS Rovaniemi, Europa League, 1st Qualifying Rd, 1st Leg

McGinn 36', Cosgrove 48' - Jäntti 93', Attendance: 14,377

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v RoPS Rovaniemi 11 Jul 2019 first match programme & ticket - Copyright © 2022 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Graeme Shinnie 2017

27 May 2017

Aberdeen 1 v 2 Celtic, Scottish Cup Final

Hayes 9' - Armstrong 11', Rogic 90+2', Attendance: 48,713

Hampden Park, Glasgow, Larnarkshire, Scotland

Aberdeen v Celtic 27 May 2017 first match programme - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Ryan Jack 2015

02 Jul 2015

KF Shkëndija 1 v 1 Aberdeen, Europa League, 1st Prem Rd, 1st Leg

Kirovski 84' - McGinn 78', Attendance: 8,040

Ecolog Arena, Tetovo, North Macedonia

Captain

Richard Foster 2011

23 Jul 2011

Aberdeen 0 v 0 St Johnstone, Scottish Premier League

Attendance: 10,001

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v St Johnstone 23 Jul 2011 first match programme
Captain

Paul Hartley 2010

14 Aug 2010

Aberdeen 4 v 0 Hamilton, Scottish Premier League

Hartley 19' (pen.), 40' (pen.), 65' (pen.), Diamond 51', Attendance: 12,005

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Hamilton 14 Aug 2010 first match programme - Copyright © 2022 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Mark Kerr 2009

15 Aug 2009

Aberdeen 1 v 3 Celtic, Scottish Premier League

Aluko 61' - McGeady 29', 42', McDonald 44', Attendance: 16,803

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Celtic 15 Aug 2009 first match programme - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Scott Severin 2007

04 Aug 2007

Dundee United 1 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier League

Robertson 90', Attendance: 12,496

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Captain

Russell Anderson 2002

03 Aug 2002

Hibernian 1 v 2 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier League

Luna 32' - Mackie 64', Clark 90', Attendance: 13,340

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Captain

Derek Whyte 1998

16 Aug 1998

Aberdeen 3 v 2 Celtic, Scottish Premier League

Perry 39', Blinker 56' (o.g.), Hignett 59' - Larsson 69', 94' (pen.), Attendance: 16,640

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Celtic 16 Aug 1998 first match programme - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Jim Leighton 1997

23 Aug 1997

Aberdeen 1 v 3 Motherwell, Scottish Premier League

Rowson 26' - Weir 8', 55', Coyne 29', Attendance: 11,522

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Aberdeen v Motherwell 23 Aug 1997 first match programme - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Stewart McKimmie 1994

09 Apr 1994

Aberdeen 1 v 1 Dundee United, Scottish Cup Semi-final

Shearer 7' - Welsh 88', Attendance: 21,397

Hampden Park, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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Aberdeen v Dundee United 09 Apr 1994 first match programme
Captain

Alex McLeish 1990

25 Aug 1990

Aberdeen 2 v 0 Hibernian, Scottish Premier League

Gillhaus 40', Connor 55', Attendance: 15,500

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Aberdeen v Hibernian 25 Aug 1990 first match programme - Copyright © 2022 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Willie Miller 1975

06 Dec 1975

Aberdeen 1 v 0 Rangers, Scottish Premier League

Jarvie 83', Attendance: 19,565

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Aberdeen v Rangers 06 Dec 1975 first match programme - Copyright © 2022 Graeme Watson.
Captain

Bobby Clark 1975

30 Jul 1975

Aberdeen 1 v 1 St Johnstone, Anglo Scottish Cup, 1st Prem Rd

Jarvie - Muir, Attendance: 0

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Aberdeen v St Johnstone 30 Jul 1975 first match programme
Captain

Jim Hermiston 1974

10 Aug 1974

Aberdeen 0 v 1 Hearts, League Cup Group 3

Ford 52', Attendance: 11,000

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Hearts 10 Aug 1974 first match programme
Captain

Willie Young 1973

20 Feb 1973

Aberdeen 6 v 0 Dumbarton, Div 1

Purie 8', 65', Forrest 35', Jenkins 67' (o.g.), Varga 79', Jarvie 88', Attendance: 7,852

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Dumbarton 20 Feb 1973 first match programme
Captain

Steve Murray 1972

04 Mar 1972

Partick Thistle 2 v 0 Aberdeen, Div 1

Forsyth 11' (pen.), Glavin 31', Attendance: 11,340

Firhill, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Captain

Martin Buchan 1970

11 Feb 1970

Aberdeen 2 v 1 Clydebank, Scottish Cup, 2nd Rd
(7th Feb Postponded due to snow)

Forrest 5', Robb 32' - McGhee 11', Attendance: 13,100

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Aberdeen v Clydebank 07 Feb 1970 first match programme

Captains

1903-2030

    Additional Captains

     

  • 17 Dec 2022,   Connor C. Barron,  Aberdeen 0 v 1 Celtic,  Pittodrie Park
    (2nd Half injury time)
  • 08 Nov 2022,   Ylber L. Ramadani,  Livingston 2 v 1 Aberdeen,  Almondvale Stadium, 2,598
    (2nd Half only)
  • 05 Feb 2022,   Ross McCrorie,  Livingston 2 v 1 Aberdeen,  Almondvale Stadium, 4,276
  • 24 Nov 2019,   Andrew Considine,  St Johnstone 1 v 1 Aberdeen,  McDiarmid Park, 3,917
  • 19 Aug 2000,   Darren Young,  Aberdeen 0 v 2 Hibernian,  Pittodrie Park, 13,157
  • c.1996-97,  Brian Irvine
  • c.1996-97,  Eoin Jess
  • c.1975,  Billy Williamson
  • 20 Aug 1969,   Jim Forrest,  Aberdeen 3 v 0 Clyde,  Pittodrie Park, 13,500
  • 02 Aug 1969,   Alex Smith,  Aberdeen 0 v 0 Werder Bremen,  Pittodrie Park, 12,000
  • 12 Aug 1967,   Jens Petersen,  Aberdeen 1 v 1 Rangers,  Pittodrie Park, 36,000
  • 13 Aug 1966,   Harry Melrose,  Aberdeen 3 v 0 St Johnstone,  Pittodrie Park, 5,000
  • 31 Oct 1964,   Ally Shewan,  Aberdeen 2 v 1 Falkirk,  Pittodrie Park, 4,000
  • 26 Nov 1960,   George Kinnell,  Aberdeen 1 v 3 Dundee United,  Pittodrie Park, 13,000
  • 19 Nov 1960 Ian Burns,  Hibernian 2 v 2 Aberdeen,  Easter Road, 12,000
  • 13 Aug 1960,  Jimmy Hogg,  Aberdeen 4 v 3 Ayr United,  Pittodrie Park, 14,000
  • 13 Aug 1955,   Archie Glen,  Hibs 0 v 1 Aberdeen,  Easter Road, 30,000
  • 09 Aug 1952,   Jimmy Mitchell,  Motherwell 5 v 2 Aberdeen,  Fir Park, 8,000
  • 13 Jan 1951,   Jimmy Delaney,  Celtic 3 v 4 Aberdeen,  Celtic Park, 45,000
    (Game only)
  • 12 Aug 1950,   Davie Shaw,  Aberdeen 4 v 3 Clyde,  Pittodrie Park, 28,000
  • c.1949-50,   Don Emery
  • c.1948-49,   Pat McKenna
  • 10 Aug 1946,   Frank Dunlop,  Third Lanark 0 v 3 Aberdeen,  Hampden Park, 17,000
  • 09 Aug 1941,   William Lyon,  Raith Rovers 2 v 4 Aberdeen,  Stark's Park, 2,000
  • c.1938-39,   Willie Cooper
  • 13 Aug 1938,   Sid Nicholson,  Partick Thistle 2 v 1 Aberdeen,  Firhill Park, 20,000
  • 14 Aug 1937,   Willie Mills,  Aberdeen 4 v 0 St Mirren,  Pittodrie Park, 19,000
  • 22 Aug 1936,   Eddie Falloon,  St Mirren 1 v 4 Aberdeen,  Love Street, 15,000
  • 11 Aug 1934,   Bob Fraser,  Partick Thistle 2 v 1 Aberdeen,  Firhill Park, 14,000
  • c.1927-35,   Bob McDermid
  • 16 Aug 1919,   Bert MacLachlan,  Aberdeen 2 v 0 Albion Rovers,  Pittodrie Park, 9,000
  • 15 Aug 1908,   Donald Colman,  Aberdeen 4 v 2 St Mirren,  Pittodrie Park, 8,000
  • c.1907-09,   Ecky Halkett
  • c.1906-07,   Rab MacFarlane
  • c.1905,   John Cruickshank
  • 16 Aug 1905,   Thomas Strang,  Dundee 2 v 2 Aberdeen,  Dens Park, 6,000
  • 03 Sep 1904,   Duncan McNicol,  Aberdeen 4 v 0 Peterhead,  Pittodrie Park, 1,500
  • 15 Aug 1904,   George Ritchie,  Aberdeen 1 v 1 Leith Athletic,  Pittodrie Park
  • 15 Aug 1903,   William McAulayAberdeen 1 v 1 StenhousemuirPittodrie Park, 6,000
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    Captains

    1881-1903

  • c.1896,   Thomas Smyth
  • 1880's,   Tom Ketchen
  • 13 Sep 1884,   Robert Hyslop B.A.Linderitis 1 v 4 Aberdeen
  • 11 Mar 1882,   Alexander V. LothianCoupar Angus 4 v 0 Aberdeen,  Larghan Park
  • 08 Oct 1881,   Joseph Haise,  Appointed Captain then resigned before a game.
  • Family Tree Official's, Player's and staff details: Ancestry.com
    A.F.C Official's, Player's and staff details source: AFC Heritage - The Official Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust.
    Header Background: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, a Captains armband,
    (Signed by Barry Nicholson Aberdeen FC 2005-08, but not as an Aberdeen Captain.) - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
    Insert Photos: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, a selection of Programmes & tickets. Programmes & tickets displayed on this website are to illustrate the article on the match to which the programme/ ticket was issued and to bring further understanding to the reader.
    Additional information source: (Miller, Willie with Robertson, Rob (2007). The Don The Willlie Miller Story. Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh.)
    "I was delighted at being appointed captain, but was conscious that I would be taking the armband from Bobby Clark, who was out of the team because of injury., Willie Miller"
    Additional information source: Aberdeen Press and Journal & Aberdeen Evening Express.
    We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this website is correct. However, we do not guarantee the correctness or completeness of material on this website.

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