1971–72 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1971–72 season
Chairman Scotland Dick Donald
Manager Scotland Jimmy Bonthrone
Scottish First Division 2nd
Scottish Cup Quarter-finalists
Scottish League Cup Group Stage
UEFA Cup Second Round
Drybrough Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League: Joe Harper (33)
All: Joe Harper (45)
Highest home attendance 33,608 vs. Rangers, 15 January 1972
Lowest home attendance 8,240 vs. Ayr United, 8 April 1972

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1. 4 September Dundee H 3–0 Willoughby, Robb, Harper 13,188
2. 11 September St Johnstone A 1–1 Robb 7,930
3. 18 September Airdieonians H 5–0 Harper (2), Robb (2), Graham 14,133
4. 25 September Rangers A 2–0 S. Murray, Harper 41,236
5. 2 October Dunfermline Athletic H 2–0 Harper, S. Murray 14,855
6. 9 October Kilmarnock A 3–0 Harper, S. Murray, Forrest 8,500
7. 16 October Hibernian H 2–1 Harper, Young 24,450
8. 23 October Morton A 1–0 S. Murray 4,843
9. 30 October Partick Thistle H 7–2 Harper (3), Willoughby (2), Forrest, Robb 19,304
10. 6 November Celtic A 1–1 McNeill (Own goal) 61,385
11. 13 November East Fife H 5–0 Young, Robb, Harper, Taylor, Hermiston 14,298
12. 20 November Motherwell A 4–0 S. Murray (2), Forrest, Harper 5,000
13. 27 November Hearts H 2–3 Harper, Robb 19,754
14. 4 December Ayr United A 5–1 Harper (2), Miller, Robb, S. Murray 7,582
15. 11 December Clyde H 4–1 Willoughby, Harper, G. Murray, M. Buchan 12,194
16. 18 December Dundee United H 3–0 S. Murray, Willoughby, Harper 13,707
17. 25 December Falkirk A 3–0 Harper (2), Miller 6,885
18. 1 January Dundee A 1–1 Harper 18,600
19. 3 January St Johnstone H 4–2 Graham (2), Harper, S. Murray 24,235
20. 8 January Airdrieonians A 2–1 Willoughby, Robb 5,681
21. 15 January Rangers H 0–0 33,608
22. 22 January Dunfermline Athletic A 0–1 7,243
23. 29 January Kilmarnock H 4–2 Harper (2), Graham, S. Murray 12,981
24. 12 February Hibernian A 2–2 Harper (2) 21,329
25. 19 February Morton H 1–0 Willoughby 14,230
26. 4 March Partick Thistle A 0–1 11,340
27. 11 March Celtic H 1–1 Harper 32,853
28. 21 March East Fife A 2–0 Harper 4,850
29. 25 March Motherwell H 4–1 Harper (2), Forrest, Robb 9,351
30. 1 April Hearts A 0–1 7,139
31. 8 April Ayr United H 7–0 Harper (4), Miller, Taylor, Young 8,240
32. 15 April Clyde A 0–0 1,535
33. 22 April Dundee United A 0–2 Hermiston, Taylor 4,743
34. 29 April Falkirk H 0–0 8,771

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 34 28 4 2 96 28 68 60
2 Aberdeen 34 21 8 5 80 26 54 50
3 Rangers 34 21 2 11 71 38 33 44

Drybrough Cup[edit]

Main article: Drybrough Cup 1971-72
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
QF 31 July East Fife A 3–0 Buchan, Harper, Graham
SF 4 August Airdrieonians A 4–1 Buchan, Harper, Robb, Delaney (Own goal)
Final 7 August Celtic H 2–1 Robb, Harper 25,000

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
G2 14 August Dundee H 1–1 Robb 19,053
G2 18 August Clyde A 2–0 Harper (2) 2,027
G2 21 August Falkirk H 1–0 Harper 17,339
G2 25 August Clyde H 5–0 Graham (3), Harper, Willoughby 15,542
G2 28 August Dundee A 1–3 Willoughby 11,875
G2 1 September Falkirk A 1–3 Forrest 11,865

Group 2 final table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Falkirk 6 4 1 1 12 6 6 9
2 Dundee 6 3 2 1 10 5 5 8
3 Aberdeen 6 3 1 2 11 7 4 7
4 Clyde 6 0 0 6 2 17 –15 0

Scottish Cup[edit]

Main article: Scottish Cup 1971-72
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R3 5 February Dundee United A 4–0 Harper (2), Miller, Young 12,974
R4 26 February Morton H 1–0 Willoughby 18,277
QF 18 March Hibernian A 0–2 25,936

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1971–72 UEFA Cup
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 L1 15 September Spain Celta Vigo A 2–0 Harper, Forrest 35,000
R1 L2 29 September Spain Celta Vigo H 1–0 Harper 20,000
R2 L1 27 October Italy Juventus A 0–2 35,000
R2 L2 17 November Italy Juventus H 1–1 Harper 29,000

References[edit]