Aberdeen FC - History - 2

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Time Line of Events

1954

Record victory at the Scottish Cup Semi-Final, 10 Apr 1954, Aberdeen 6 v 0 Rangers

1955

Victory over Chelsea at Pittodrie, with Paddy Buckley scoring a hat trick, 26 Sep 1955, Aberdeen 4 v 3 Chelsea

1956

Victory over Everton at Pittodrie, 24 Sep 1956, Aberdeen 3 v 2 Everton

1959

Aberdeen beat Rangers at Ibrox saving themselves the chance of relegation, 18 Apr 1959, Rangers 1 v 2 Aberdeen

1959

Pittodrie Park, first use of Floodlights, Friendly, 21 Oct 1959, Aberdeen 3 v 2 Luton Town

1959

Victory over Fulham at Pittodrie, 17 Nov 1959, Aberdeen 4 v 3 Fulham

1961

Victory over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road, 28 Jan 1961, Blackpool 1 v 2 Aberdeen

1961

Victory over Rangers at Pittodrie, with Robert Cummings scoring a hat trick, 08 Apr 1961, Aberdeen 6 v 1 Rangers

1962

Victory over Clyde at Pittodrie, with Robert Cummings scoring 5, 31 Jan 1962, Aberdeen 10 v 3 Clyde

1962

Victory over Raith Rovers at Pittodrie, with Robert Cummings scoring 4, and Ernie Winchester scoring 3, 13 Oct 1962, Aberdeen 10 v 0 Raith Rovers

1963

Aberdeen wore thier new candy striped blue, red, white shirts, white shorts, white socks with a red and blue band at the top. (1963-66), Aberdeen 2 v 1 Hearts

1967

Victory over Chelsea at Pittodrie, 02 Aug 1967, Aberdeen 2 v 1 Chelsea

1967

Aberdeen's first game in Europe, 06 Sep 1967 - 1st Rd, 1st Leg, Aberdeen 10 v 0 KR Reykjavík

1968

Redevelopment - Pittodrie Park became Pittodrie Stadium, 11 Aug 1968

1973

Victory over Sunderland at Pittodrie, 04 Aug 1973, Aberdeen 3 v 0 Sunderland

1974

Victory over Chelsea at Pittodrie, 16 Feb 1974, Aberdeen 2 v 1 Chelsea

Aberdeen Football Club

Badges/Logos

The Aberdeen City council coat of arms official blazon was used on the Pittodrie main stand roof gable from the 19 Aug 1921. The gable was later removed prior to the summer of 1968 as part of a £50,000 facelift. The Aberdeen City council coat of arms was later turned into a badge with "Aberdeen Football Club" added in a circular border.

Aberdeen Football Club Badge Introduced Season 1921-22

Aberdeen FC Badge
Introduced After Season 1921-22

Aberdeen Football Club Logo Introduced Season 1956-57

Aberdeen FC Logo
Introduced Season 1956-57
this version designed by Graeme Watson.

Aberdeen Football Club Logo Introduced Season 1965-66

Aberdeen FC Logo
Introduced Season 1965-66
this version designed by Graeme Watson.

Aberdeen Football Club Logo Introduced Season 1967-68

Aberdeen FC Logo
Introduced Season 1967-68
this version designed by Graeme Watson.

Aberdeen Football Club Logo Introduced Season 1972-73

Aberdeen FC Logo
Introduced Season 1972-73
designed by Donald Addison.

Aberdeen Football Club Logo Introduced Season 1986-87

Aberdeen FC Logo
Introduced Season 1986-87

Aberdeen Football Club Logo Introduced Season 1997-98

Aberdeen FC Logo
Introduced Season 1997-98

Up until 1972, the club never had a registered logo or ‘motif’ as it was called back then. Use of the city coat of arms was sporadic and never official. In the 1950s, the use of the AFC letters with a laurel surround was used on match programmes, but never on the Aberdeen kit. That design was altered in the early 1960s when the Dons had the new design on their strips in 1965.
With the opening of the first ever club shop in Nelson Street near Pittodrie in 1972, the club commissioned Donald Addison to produce a new club logo, which in turn would be registered and used on all club merchandise and stationery.

Author: AFC Media

Two Stars added to commemorate Aberdeen's win in the European Cup Winners' Cup
and the European Super Cup.

Aberdeen Football Club Logo Introduced Season 2005-06

Aberdeen FC Logo
Introduced Season 2005-06

Aberdeen Football Club Logo Introduced Season 2022-23

Aberdeen FC Logo
Introduced Season 2022-23
Gothenburg 1983 | 40 Years

Aberdeen Football Club

Alternative Kit

Aberdeen FC in Maroon

The season's when Aberdeen FC had a Maroon alternative Kit.

Maroon shirt - Not yet used.

(The original Aberdeen Football Club wore Maroon, as the Home kit between 1881-1884.)

Aberdeen FC in White

The season's when Aberdeen FC had a White alternative Kit.

* Grey shirt - 2018-19.

White shirt - 1925, 1954, 1972-76, 1979-82, 1982-93, 2001-06, 2008-17, 2015-16, 2020-21, 2022-23.

(Aberdeen Football Club Ltd wore White, as the Home kit between 1903-1904.)

Aberdeen FC in Black & Gold

The season's when Aberdeen FC had a Black & Gold alternative Kit.

* Black & Yellow shirt - 1976-77.

* Black & Orange shirt - 2016-17.

* Gold & Black shirt - 2019-20.

Black & Gold shirt - 1993-95, 1998-01, 2003-04, 2007-08 vertical striped (Third), 2012-13, 2014-15.

(Aberdeen Football Club Ltd wore Black & Gold, as the Home kit between 1904-1939.)

Aberdeen FC in Blue

The season's when Aberdeen FC had a Blue alternative Kit.

Light Blue shirt - 1930-31, 2017-18.

Wore a change strip of Blue shirt with white sleeves one game - 1947.

Candy striped Blue, Red & White shirt - 1962-66.

Light Blue & White vertical striped shirt - 1970.

Dark Blue shirt - 1961-62, 1967-72, 1974-76, 1993-95 vertical striped, 1995-97, 2005-06, 2021-22.

(The original Aberdeen Football Club merged with Victoria United F.C. who wore Blue, to form the current Aberdeen Football Club Ltd.)

"The Wasps"

One of the earliest know use of the nickname, Wasps.

Good kicking by Louden gave many likely chances, but the Forres forwards could never make any headway against the "Wasps" defence, Strang in particular distinguishing himself by his clever tackling and dribbling.

(The Aberdeen Daily Journal report against Forres Mechanics, dated Monday 19 Sep 1904)


"The Dons"

One of the earliest know use of the nickname, Dons.

Through handicapped in the second stage the "Dons" kept the game open, and except for the loss of a second goal, taken by McPhee seven minutes after the restart, had an equal say in the argument till the finish.

(The Scotsman report against Third Lanark, dated Monday 22 Mar 1909)


"The Dons"

Aberdeen FC Football Card, No 52 The Dons.

A Football Card depicting cartoon caricatures of Aberdeen FC Players wearing their football Black and Gold kit and a Teachers gown robe and hat.

(page 20, "are called the Dons because their home city stands on the River Don.")

(Adventure Football Stamp Album, D.C. Thomson, Adventure, dated 05 Sep 1936)


(An earlier theory as to why they were called the "Dons" is out of the 12 football enthusiasts, who founded the original Aberdeen FC 1881, 8 were School Teachers, "don" meaning "teacher".
Charles 'Chas' Emslie Glennie M.A. was one of the first of three school teachers who instigated the founding of Aberdeen F.C. along with William Stewart and John Alexander McHardy M.A.)

Time Line of Events

1974

Victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Pittodrie, 05 Aug 1974, Aberdeen 3 v 1 Tottenham Hotspur

1979

Record victory in the Premier Division, 26 Mar 1979, Aberdeen 8 v 0 Motherwell

1979

Victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Pittodrie, 08 Aug 1979, Aberdeen 2 v 0 Tottenham Hotspur

1987

Pittodrie Stadium, undersoil heating was installed with pop up sprinklers, officially unveliled, 23 Nov 1987

Aberdeen Football Club

Programmes

designed by Donald Addison

Aberdeen FC Programme Aberdeen 1 v 1 Blackpool, 03 Aug 1968

Aberdeen FC Programme
Aberdeen 1 v 1 Blackpool, 03 Aug 1968

Aberdeen FC Programme Aberdeen 2 v 0 Slavia Sofia, 02 Oct 1968

Aberdeen FC Programme
Aberdeen 2 v 0 Slavia Sofia, 02 Oct 1968

Aberdeen FC Programme Aberdeen 2 v 1 Raith Rovers, 02 Nov 1968

Aberdeen FC Programme
Aberdeen 2 v 1 Raith Rovers, 02 Nov 1968

Aberdeen FC Programme Aberdeen 2 v 2 Dunfermline, 09 Aug 1969

Aberdeen FC Programme
Aberdeen 2 v 2 Dunfermline, 09 Aug 1969

Aberdeen FC Programme Aberdeen 6 v 0 Clyde, 30 Aug 1969

Aberdeen FC Programme
Aberdeen 6 v 0 Clyde, 30 Aug 1969

Aberdeen FC Programme Aberdeen 0 v 0 Celtic, 10 Sep 1969

Aberdeen FC Programme
Aberdeen 0 v 0 Celtic, 10 Sep 1969

Donald Addison's matchday programme designs between 1968-71 and the famous AFC logo depicting the letter "A" in the shape of the Pittodrie goal stanchions with a ball in the net design, was used for the first time on the cover of a matchday programme, Aberdeen 4 v 3 East Fife, 11 Nov 1972.

Aberdeen FC Programme Aberdeen 1 v 1 Hibernian, 15 Aug 1970

Aberdeen FC Programme
Aberdeen 1 v 1 Hibernian, 15 Aug 1970

Aberdeen FC Programme F/Cover Logo Aberdeen 4 v 3 East Fife, 11 Nov 1972

Aberdeen FC Programme F/Cover Logo
Aberdeen 4 v 3 East Fife, 11 Nov 1972

Aberdeen Football Club

Tours

Includes Aberdeen FC as the
Washington Whips Football Club

  • Stats, Results.
  • Group Photos, includes rare personal photos.
  • Includes America, Canada, South Africa, World.

World Map

Scotland Football Club

Scotland F.C. 1873

Pre-season Tournament 1981

Aberdeen, West Ham, Southampton,
Mancester United

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The Texaco Cup 1974

Aberdeen,
Newcastle United 

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    A.F.C Official's, Player's, match and staff details source: AFC Heritage - The Official Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust.
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