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Managers First Matches

1903 - 2022

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Managers First Matches


1903-2022

First Match

Stephen Glass 2021

17 Apr 2021

Aberdeen 2 v 2 Livingston, Scottish Cup 4th Rd

McGinn 77' Kamberi 95' - Emmanuel-Thomas 37', 93' (pen.),
Attendance: 21,000

Penalties: Ferguson, Kamberi, Hendry, Campbell, McCrorie -
Lithgow, Holt X, Emmanuel-Thomas, Taylor-Sinclair

(Aberdeen won 5-3 on penalties)
Manager Appointed From 23 Mar 2021 to Current

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Livingston 17 April 2021, first match programme, shirt and autograph
First Match - Caretaker

Paul Sheerin 2021

20 Mar 2021

Dundee United 1 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier League

Sporie 61', Attendance: 0 (Due to Covid-19)
Manager From 10 Mar 2021 to 10 Apr 2021

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

First Match

Derek McInnes 2013

22 Apr 2013

Hibernian 0 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier League

Attendance: 8,326
Manager From 07 Apr 2013 to 08 Mar 2021

Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Hibernian v Aberdeen 22 December 2013, first match programme and autograph
First Match

James Craig Brown CBE 2010

26 Dec 2010

Hibernian 1 v 2 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier League

Riordan 46' - Folly 36', Vernon 62', Attendance: 10,115
Manager From 13 Dec 2010 to 25 Mar 2013

Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Hibernian v Aberdeen 26 December 2010, first match programme and autograph
First Match - Caretaker

Neil Cooper 2010

11 Dec 2010

Heart 5 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier League

Templeton 5', Skacel 9', 58', Elliott 51', Novikovas 78', Attendance: 13,434
Manager From 11 Dec 2010 to 11 Dec 2010

Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland

Hearts v Aberdeen 11 December 2010, first match signed programme
First Match

Mark McGhee 2009

30 Jul 2009

Aberdeen 1 v 5 Sigma Olomouc, Europa League - Qualifying 3rd Rd

Mulgrew 23' - Hubnik 18', Bajer 65', Petr 69', Ordos 83', Horava 90', Attendance: 13,973
Manager From 12 Jun 2009 to 01 Dec 2010

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Sigma Olomouc 30 June 2009, first match programme and autographed photo
First Match

Jimmy Calderwood 2004

07 Aug 2004

Aberdeen 0 v 0 Rangers, Scottish Premier League

Attendance: 19,028
Manager From 28 May 2004 to 25 May 2009

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Rangers 07 August 2004, first match programme
First Match

Steve "Pele" Paterson 2002

15 Dec 2002

Dunfermline Athletic 3 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier League

Crawford 40', McAllister 48' (o.g.), Brewster 63', Attendance: 4,835
Manager From 11 Dec 2002 to 24 May 2004

East End Park, Dunfermline, Scotland

Dunfermline Athletic v Aberdeen 15 Decemeber 2002, first match programme
First Match - Caretaker

Gardner Speirs 2002

07 Dec 2002

Aberdeen 1 v 1 Motherwell, Scottish Premier League

Young 30' - Kinninburgh 59', Attendance: 9,569
Manager From 07 Dec 2002 to 07 Dec 2002

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

First Match

Ebbe Skovdahl 1999

01 Aug 1999

Aberdeen 0 v 5 Celtic, Scottish Premier League

Larsson 4', 52', Viduka 35', 41', Burchill 90', Attendance: 16,080
Manager From 31 May 1999 to 05 Dec 2002

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Ebbe Skovdahl 01 August 1999, first match programme and autograph - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
First Match

Paul Hegarty 1998

12 Dec 1998

Aberdeen 2 v 0 Hearts, Scottish Premier League

Winters 32', Jess 37', Attendance: 11,137
Manager From 11 Dec 1998 to 24 May 1999

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Paul Hegarty 12 December 1998, first match programme and autographed photo - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
First Match

Alec Miller 1997

06 Dec 1997

Aberdeen 1 v 1 St Johnstone, Scottish Premier Division

Rowson 53' - Grant 85', Attendance: 10,974
Manager From 06 Dec 1997 to 08 Dec 1998

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v St Johnstone 06 December 1997, first match programme
First Match - Caretaker

Keith Burkinshaw 1997

15 Nov 1997

Aberdeen 1 v 1 Rangers, Scottish Premier Division

Jess 45' - Albertz 49', Attendance: 18,205
Manager From 15 Nov 1997 to 22 Nov 1997

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Rangers 15 November 1997, first match programme
First Match

Roy Aitken 1995

12 Feb 1995

Aberdeen 2 v 0 Rangers, Scottish Premier Division

Dodds 57' (pen.), Shearer 88', Attendance: 18,060
Manager From 06 Feb 1995 to 21 Nov 1997

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen v Rangers 12 February 1995, first match programme and autograph
First Match

Willie Miller 1992

22 Feb 1992

Rangers 0 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier Division

Attendance: 38,513
Manager From 10 Feb 1992 to 04 Feb 1995

Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland

Willie Miller 22 February 1992, first match programme and autographed photo - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
First Match

Alex Smith MBE 1991

21 Sep 1991

Aberdeen 1 v 1 Hibernian, Scottish Premier Division

Grant 28' - Weir 49', Attendance: 11,850
Managers From 20 Sep 1991 to 10 Feb 1992

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Alec Smith 21 September 1991, first match programme
First Match

Alex Smith MBE and Jocky Scott 1988

13 Aug 1988

Dundee 1 v 1 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier Division

Chisholm 57' - Dodds 63', Attendance: 12,222
Managers From 31 May 1988 to 19 Sep 1991

Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland

Alex Smith & Jocky Scott 13 Aug 1988, first match programme and autographed photo - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
First Match

John "Ian" Porterfield 1986

22 Nov 1986

Aberdeen 1 v 0 Rangers, Scottish Premier Division

Dodds 19', Attendance: 21,733
Manager From 19 Nov 1986 to 16 May 1988

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Aberdeen v Rangers 22 November 1986, first match programme and autographed photo - Copyright © 2021 Graeme Watson.
First Match - Caretaker

Archie Knox 1986

08 Nov 1986

Aberdeen 0 v 0 St Mirren, Scottish Premier Division

Attendance: 11,336
Manager From 08 Nov 1986 to 18 Nov 1986

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Archie Knox 08 Nov 1986, first match programme and autograph
First Match

Sir Alex Chapman Ferguson CBE and Archie Knox 1986

09 Aug 1986

Dundee United 2 v 1 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier Division

Gough 33', Redford 73' - Stark, Attendance: 10,910
Managers From 09 Aug 1986 to 05 Nov 1986

Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland

First Match

Sir Alex Chapman Ferguson CBE 1978

12 Aug 1978

Hearts 1 v 4 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier Division

Bannon 4' - Davidson 23', Harper 37', Archibald 64', 86', Attendance: 11,500
Manager From 01 Jun 1978 to 08 Aug 1986

Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland

Hearts v Aberdeen 12 August 1978, first match programme and autograph
First Match

Billy McNeill MBE 1977

13 Aug 1977

Aberdeen 3 v 1 Rangers, Scottish Premier Division

Jarvie 11', 60', Harper 62' - Russell 31', Attendance: 21,500
Manager From 13 Aug 1977 to 06 May 1978

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Billy McNeill 13 Aug 1977, first match programme
First Match

Ally MacLeod 1975

15 Nov 1975

Dundee United 1 v 2 Aberdeen, Scottish Premier Division

Hegarty 52' - Williamson 3' (pen.), Scott 60', Attendance: 4,704
Manager From 03 Nov 1975 to 31 May 1977

Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland

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Dundee United v Aberdeen 15 November 1975, first match programme
First Match - Caretaker

George Murray 1975

18 Oct 1975

Aberdeen 2 v 0 St Johnstone, Scottish Premier Division

Pirie 55', 63', Attendance: 5,100
Manager From 18 Oct 1975 to 08 Nov 1975

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen Football Club's 1979 type Logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image - This version designed by Graeme Watson 2019 (Use of the logo here does not imply endorsement.)
First Match

Jimmy Bonthrone 1971

31 Jul 1971

East Fife 0 v 3 Aberdeen, Drybourgh Cup Quarter Final

Buchan, Harper, Graham
Manager From 31 Jul 1971 to 31 May 1975

Bayview Park, Methil, Fife, Scotland

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Jimmy Bonthrone 31 July 1971, first match programme
First Match

Eddie Turnbull 1965

13 Mar 1965

Aberdeen 2 v 0 Rangers, Scottish Division 1

Wincester 3', Kerrigan 28', Attendance: 25,000
Manager From 28 Feb 1965 to 31 May 1971

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Aberdeen Football Club 1950's type Logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image - This version designed by Graeme Watson 2019 (Use of the logo here does not imply endorsement.)
First Match

Tommy Pearson 1959

08 Aug 1959

Aberdeen 3 v 1 Stirling Albion, League Cup Group 3

Brownlee 4', Ewen 52', Mulhall 53' - Gilmour 86', Attendance: 18,000
Manager From 01 Aug 1959 to 31 Feb 1965

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Aberdeen Football Club 1950's type Logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image - This version designed by Graeme Watson 2019 (Use of the logo here does not imply endorsement.)
First Match

Dave Shaw 1955

13 Aug 1955

Hibernian 0 v 1 Aberdeen, League Cup Group 3

Buckley 68', Attendance: 30,000
Manager From 10 Mar 1955 to 31 May 1959

Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Dave Shaw 13 Aug 1955, first match programme
First Match

Dave Halliday 1938

15 Jan 1938

Celtic 5 v 2 Aberdeen, Scottish Division 1

Crum 8', 65', Carruth 57', McDonald 87' (2), - Brady 77', Mills 88'(pen.), Attendance: 20,000
Manager From 05 Jan 1938 to 31 May 1955

Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland

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From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Aberdeen F.C. 1938-39 in colour.
First Match

Patrick "Paddy" Travers 1924

16 Aug 1924

Falkirk 2 v 0 Aberdeen, Scottish Division 1

Neilson, Hunter, Attendance: 10,000
Manager From 01 Aug 1924 to Nov 1937

Brockville Park, Falkirk, Scotland

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From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Aberdeen Football Club, Team Photo 1924-25.
First Match

Jimmy Philip 1903

15 Aug 1903

Aberdeen 1 v 1 Stenhousemuir, Northern League Div 2

McAulay (First Half) - Porteous (2nd Half), Attendance: 6,000
Manager From Jun 1903 - 02 Jun 1924

Pittodrie Park, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Aberdeen Football Club, Team Photo 1903: Original B&W picture - No copyright - attached
  • Header Background: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, a selection of Programmes - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.
    A.F.C Official's, Player's, match and staff details source: AFC Heritage - The Official Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust.
    Team Photo: Aberdeen F.C. 1903 - Original B&W picture - No copyright - attached.
    Team Photo: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Aberdeen F.C. 1924-25.
    Team Photo: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Aberdeen F.C. 1938-39 in colour.
    Aberdeen Football Club's 1979 type Logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image - This version designed by Graeme Watson 2019 (Use of the logo here does not imply endorsement.)
    Aberdeen Football Club 1950's type Logo is used to convey the meaning intended and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the intended image - This version designed by Graeme Watson 2019 (Use of the logo here does not imply endorsement.)
    Additional information source: (Stirling, Kevin (2008). Aberdeen FC On This Day. Pitch Publishing Ltd, Durrington.)
    Insert Photos: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, a selection of Programmes, shirts, photos, memrobillia & autographs. Programmes displayed on this website are to illustrate the article on the match to which the programme was issued and to bring further understanding to the reader.

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