Fast Facts - Aberdeen

Fast Facts – Aberdeen

Aberdeen FC were formed in 1903 from the amalgamation of three clubs Aberdeen, Orion and Victoria United

Dundee beat the original Aberdeen 3-1 at Aberdeen Grammar School Grounds in a friendly in Dundee 1st season on April 14th 1894

The first game between the clubs saw Dundee beat Aberdeen 6-0 in the league at Dens on November 18th 1905 with goals from McLuckie (3), Henderson, MacFarlane (2)

Aberdeen have a number of nicknames including The Dons, The Reds and The Dandies

Dundee and Aberdeen have met once in a major cup final when The Dons beat Dundee 2-0 to win the Coca-Cola Cup in 1995/96

Dundee knocked League Cup holders Aberdeen out in the quarter-final the following year with a 2-1 win at Dens thanks to an injury time winner from Aberdonian Jim Hamilton

Jocky Scott is the only manager to have won all three cup competitions in Scotland having jointly led Aberdeen to the Scottish and League Cups alongside Alex Smith and won the Challenge Cup with Dundee

Aberdeen are the only Scottish team to have won two European trophies, having won the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the European Super Cup in 1983.

Aberdeen are currently ranked 247th in the UEFA rankings

Aberdeen have never been relegated from the top flight of the Scottish League system since they were promoted in 1905 despite finishing bottom in 1999/2000.

Aberdeen originally wore black and gold shirts until they changed to red in March 1939.

Dundee goal scoring legend Dave Halliday led Aberdeen to the Southern League Cup in 1946, the Scottish Cup in 1947 and their first ever Scottish League title in 1954/55

Bobby Wishart won the League Championship with both Dundee and Aberdeen

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