1968–69 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1968-69 season
Chairman Charles B. Forbes
Manager Eddie Turnbull
Scottish Football League First Division 15th
Scottish Cup Semi-Final
Scottish League Cup Group Stage
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Jim Forrest (17)
All: Jim Forrest (24)
Highest home attendance 31,000 vs. Celtic, 11 January 1969
Lowest home attendance 7,000 x2 vs. Falkirk, 21 December 1968
vs. Dunfermline Athletic, 24 March 1969

The 1968-69 season was Aberdeen's 56th season in the top flight of Scottish football and their 58th season overall. Aberdeen competed in the Scottish Football League First Division, Scottish League Cup, Scottish Cup and the Fairs Cup.

Results[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 7 September Dundee A 4–4 Robb (2), Taylor, Shewan 10,000
2 14 September St. Johnstone H 2–0 Smith, Craig 11,000
3 21 September Dundee United H 0–1 13,000
4 28 September Celtic A 1–2 Rae 35,000
5 5 October Heart of Midlothian H 1–2 Robb 12,000
6 12 October Partick Thistle A 0–1 5,500
7 19 October Clyde H 0–1 8,000
8 26 October Rangers A 3–2 Forrest (2), Johnston 40,000
9 2 November Raith Rovers H 2–1 Forrest, Craig 8,000
10 9 November Morton A 0–1 5,000
11 16 November Arbroath H 2–2 Robb, Forrest 8,000
12 23 November St Mirren H 2–0 Forrest (2) 12,000
13 30 November Kilmarnock A 1–5 Craig 6,500
14 7 December Hibernian H 2–6 Buchan, Forrest 11,500
15 14 December Airdrieonians A 0–2 3,500
16 21 December Falkirk H 2–0 Forrest (2), Johnston 7,000
17 28 December Kilmarnock A 1–2 Johnston 6,500
18 1 January Dundee H 0–0 12,000
19 2 January St Johnstone A 1–3 Buchan 7,000
20 4 January Dundee United A 4–1 Shewan, Robb, Craig, Forrest 15,000
21 11 January Celtic H 1–3 Forrest 31,000
22 18 January Heart of Midlothian A 2–3 Robb, Johnston 8,000
23 1 February Partick Thistle H 1–1 Craig 8,000
24 8 March Arbroath A 1–2 Forrest 4,700
25 15 March St. Mirren A 2–1 Robb, Connell (Own Goal) 3,750
26 19 March Raith Rovers A 2–3 Johnston, Forrest 5,000
27 24 March Dunfermline Athletic H 2–2 Robb, Craig 7,000
28 29 March Hibernian A 1–1 Forrest 6,321
29 2 April Morton H 6–3 Johnston (2), Petersen, Craig, Forrest, Whyte 10,000
30 5 April Airdrieonians H 3–1 Forrest, Johnston, Robb 11,000
31 9 April Rangers H 0–0 23,000
32 12 April Falkirk A 0–1 2,500
33 19 April Kilmarnock H 0–1 8,000
34 23 April Clyde A 1–1 Forrest 987

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
14 Partick Thistle 34 9 10 15 39 53 –14 28
15 Aberdeen 34 9 8 17 50 59 –9 26
16 Raith Rovers 34 8 5 21 45 67 –23 21

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Group Section 3[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 10 August Clyde A 1–4 Robb 5,000
2 14 August Dunfermline Athletic H 1–0 Forrest 18,000
3 17 August Dundee United H 4–1 Forrest (2), Buchan, Craig 16,000
4 24 August Clyde H 0–2 19,000
5 28 August Dunfermline Athletic A 2–1 Smith, Taylor 8,000
6 31 August Dundee United A 0–1 12,000

Section 3 Final Table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Clyde 6 4 0 2 13 9 4 8
2 Dundee United 6 3 0 3 12 11 1 6
3 Aberdeen 6 3 0 3 8 9 –1 6
4 Dunfermline Athletic 6 2 0 4 7 11 –4 4

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 25 January Berwick Rangers H 3–0 Forrest (2), Robb 13,600
R2 25 February Dunfermline Athletic H 2–2 Johnston, Hamilton 14,685
R2R 26 February Dunfermline Athletic A 2–2 Robb (2) 17,500
QF 1 March Kilmarnock H 0–0 24,000
QFR 5 March Kilmarnock A 3–0 Robb, Craig, Hamilton 17,183
SF 22 March Rangers N 1–6 Forrest 39,250

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 L1 17 September Bulgaria Slavia Sofia A 0–0 13,000
R1 L2 2 October Bulgaria Slavia Sofia H 2–0 Robb, Taylor 29,000
R2 L1 23 October Spain Real Zaragoza H 2–1 Forrest, Smith 25,000
R2 L2 30 October Spain Real Zaragoza A 0–3 30,000

References[edit]