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Joseph "Joe" Montgomery Harper

1969-72 & 1976-81

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Joseph 'Joe' 'Joey' Montgomery Harper

Joseph "Joe" "Joey" Montgomery Harper

Football Player, No 9

  • Birth: 11 Jan 1948 • Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Death: Living

Signed Oct 1969, The 'King'


  • Senior Debut:

    Division 1

    Ayr Utd 1 v 2 Aberdeen

  • 04 Oct 1969

  • Sep 1972

    European Bronze Boot

  • 02 Aug 1976


    Falkirk 2 v 7 Aberdeen

    Ford, Connelly - Harper (2), Sullivan, Graham, McLelland, Jarvie, Cooper
    This was also Aberdeen's first game in the new Yellow away strip.

  • 31 Aug 1980

    Joe Harper Testimonial
  • 14 Mar 1981

    Return from Injury:


    Aberdeen 10 v 2 Arbroath

    Cowan 10', 42', 51', Davidson 37', Harrow 40' Bell 49', Harper 52', Davidson 62', Garner 68', Harrow 77' - Peden 17', Forsyth 64'

  • 05 Nov 2004

  • Joe Harper

    Goals, Club Record Total 199

    King Joey Autobiography (2008) - League 125, League Cup 51, Scottish Cup 15, Europe 8, Other 6, Total 205
    (Other 6, not officially recognised, being 4 Drybrough Cup and 2 Anglo-Scottish Cup.)

  • 2 Sep 2019

    Scottish FA Hall of Fame

    Inducted into the SFA Hall of Fame

  • 27 Nov 2019

    Cormack Park - Kingswells

    Pitches have been named, Pitch 3 - Joe Harper

    Aberdeen FC's new training complex, community
    sports hub and Bobby Clark Football Academy.

  • 02 Oct 2021

    Covid 19

    Started with a cough, then within days Joe, who was double vaccinated at the time, was hospitalised and placed on oxygen 24 hours a day. Isolated in a room with no visitors allowed, Joe admits, "Will I see my kids again?" - He spent 7 days battling the virus, before returning to his Pitmedden home.


  • Joe Harper Testimonial Programme, Souvenir Brochure and Ticket.

    • From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Joe Harper Testimonial Programme, Souvenir Brochure and Ticket.

Honours (1969-72 & 1976-81)

Trophy Description Year Match Location
Scottish League Premiership Cup - Silhouette Scottish Premier Division Champions
Claim the title, 03 May 1980, Hibernian 0 v 5 Aberdeen
Easter Road, Midlothian, Scotland
Scottish Cup - Silhouette Scottish Cup
11 Apr 1970
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Scottish league Cup - Silhouette Scottish league Cup
06 Nov 1976
Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Drybrough Cup - Silhouette Drybrough Cup
07 Aug 1971
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland
Aberdeenshire Cup - Silhouette Aberdeenshire Cup
29 Apr 1981
Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland

External Link

  • 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.
    Aberdeen Football Club 1970'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 (Logo is for representation only and use of the logo here does not imply endorsement.)
    Header Background: Aberdeen Football Club, Pittodrie Stadium, Main Stand Entrance, 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland - Copyright © 2015 Graeme Watson.
    Insert Photo: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, Joe Harper Testimonial Programme, Souvenir Brochure and Ticket. 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.


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