1972–73 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1972–73 season
Chairman Scotland Dick Donald
Manager Scotland Jimmy Bonthrone
Scottish First Division 4th
Scottish Cup Quarter-finalists
Scottish League Cup Semi-finalists
UEFA Cup First Round
Drybrough Cup Semi-finalists
Top goalscorer League: Drew Jarvie (15)
All: Joe Harper (29)
Highest home attendance 34,262 vs. Celtic, 28 October 1972
Lowest home attendance 6,500 vs. Airdrieonians, 7 April 1973

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1. 2 September Hibernian H 1–0 Harper 16,947
2. 9 September Dundee A 0–0 10,100
3. 16 September St Johnstone H 0–0 9,917
4. 23 September Dumbarton A 2–1 Jarvie, Harper 6,854
5. 30 September Motherwell H 7–2 Harper (4), Robb, Jarvie, Murray 11,351
6. 7 October Hearts A 1–2 Harper 11,763
7. 14 October Falkirk H 2–2 Taylor (2) 14,165
8. 21 October Ayr United A 3–2 Harper (2), Jarvie 7,823
9. 28 October Celtic H 2–3 Varga (2) 34,262
10. 4 November Partick Thistle A 2–0 Harper (2), B. Miller 8,962
11. 11 November East Fife H 4–3 Jarvie, Willoughby, McQuade (Own Goal), Robb 10,651
12. 18 November Kilmarnock H 3–0 Taylor, Harper, Jarvie 10,234
13. 25 November Dundee United A 2–3 Varga, Murray 8,173
14. 2 December Airdrieonians A 1–1 Murray 4,059
15. 9 December Arbroath H 0–0 8,354
16. 16 December Rangers A 0–0 26,375
17. 23 December Morton H 3–0 Varga (2), Mitchell 7,031
18. 30 December Hibernian A 2–3 Jarvie, B. Miller 21,279
19. 1 January Dundee H 3–1 Hermiston, Varga, Jarvie 13,576
20. 27 January Hearts H 3–1 Jarvie (2), Varga 13,282
21. 7 February Motherwell A 0–2 4,000
22. 10 February Falkirk A 0–0 4,897
23. 17 February Ayr United H 1–0 Jarvie 8,538
24. 20 February Dumbarton H 6–0 Purdie (2), Forrest, Jenkins (Own Goal), Varga, Jarvie 7,852
25. 3 March Celtic A 0–2 36,425
26. 7 March St Johnstone A 0–1 4,389
27. 10 March Partick Thistle H 0–0 8,994
28. 24 March Kilmarnock A 2–0 Robb, Young 4,000
29. 27 March East Fife A 1–0 Varga 4,594
30. 31 March Dundee United H 0–0 8,831
31. 7 April Airdrieonians H 5–1 Jarvie (3), Robb, Murray 6,500
32. 14 April Arbroath A 1–1 Varga 4,757
33. 21 April Rangers H 2–2 Hermiston, Taylor 32,000
34. 28 April Morton A 2–1 Young, Jarvie 3,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Hibernian 34 19 7 8 74 33 41 45
4 Aberdeen 34 16 11 7 61 34 27 43
5 Dundee 34 17 9 8 68 43 25 43

Drybrough Cup[edit]

Main article: Drybrough Cup 1972-73
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
QF 29 July St Mirren H 1–0 Harper 16,000
SF 2 August Celtic A 2–3 Buchan (2) 40,000

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
G2 12 August Queen of the South A 4–0 Buchan, Jarvie, Hermiston, Robb 4,673
G2 16 August Hibernian H 4–1 Jarvie (2), Harper (2) 20,673
G2 19 August Queen's Park H 5–1 Young (2), Harper (2), Jarvie 11,464
G2 23 August Hibernian A 1–2 Jarvie 17,133
G2 26 August Queen of the South H 2–1 Taylor, Purdie 10,144
G2 30 August Queen's Park A 3–0 Harper (3) 1,029

Group 2 final table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Aberdeen 6 5 0 1 19 5 14 10
2 Hibernian 6 5 0 1 14 8 6 10
3 Queen of the South 6 2 0 4 5 13 –8 4
4 Queen's Park 6 0 0 6 4 16 –12 0

Knockout Stage[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R2 L1 20 September Falkirk H 8–0 Harper (3), Jarvie (2), Forrest, Graham, Robb 9,939
R2 L2 4 October Falkirk A 2–3 Harper (2) 4,000
QF L1 11 October East Fife H 3–0 Taylor, Jarvie, Harper 13,605
QF L2 1 November East Fife A 4–1 Jarvie (2), Harper, Clarke (Own Goal) 4,492
SF 27 November Celtic N 2–3 Harper, Robb 39,682

Scottish Cup[edit]

Main article: Scottish Cup 1972-73
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R3 3 February Brechin City A 4–2 Mitchell (2), Jarvie, Milne (Own goal) 8,123
R4 28 February Falkirk H 3–1 Forrest, Purdie, Murray 17,730
QF 17 March Celtic A 0–0 40,032
QFR 21 March Celtic H 0–1 33,465

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1972–73 UEFA Cup
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 L1 13 September West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach H 2–3 Harper, Jarvie 21,000
R1 L2 27 September West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach A 3–6 Jarvie, Willoughby, Murray 19,000

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