1976–77 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1976–77 season
Chairman Scotland Dick Donald
Manager Scotland Ally MacLeod
Scottish Premier Division 3rd
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
Scottish League Cup Winners
Anglo-Scottish Cup Quarter-Finalist
Top goalscorer League: Joe Harper (18)
All: Joe Harper (30)
Highest home attendance 21,656 vs. Celtic, 5 March 1977
Lowest home attendance 5,836 vs. Partick Thistle, 16 April 1977

Results[edit]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1. 4 September Hearts H 2–2 Fleming, Robb 11,727
2. 11 September Ayr United A 5–0 Sullivan (2), Harper (2), Fleming 4,800
3. 18 September Kilmarnock H 2–0 Jarvie (3), Gibson 8,712
4. 25 September Hibernian A 0–0 9,278
5. 2 October Partick Thistle A 2–2 Harper, Fleming 5,000
6. 16 October Rangers A 0–1 22,000
7. 23 October Celtic H 2–1 Harper (2) 19,379
8. 30 October Dundee United H 3–2 Jarvie, Harper, Williamson 18,577
9. 2 November Motherwell H 3–1 Jarvie, Sullivan, Harper 15,207
10. 10 November Hearts A 1–2 Harper 10,500
11. 20 November Kilmarnock A 2–1 Scott, Kennedy 5,000
12. 24 November Ayr United H 1–0 Harper 10,581
13. 27 November Hibernian H 1–0 Harper 14,788
14. 26 December Celtic A 2–2 Jarvie (2) 47,000
15. 3 January Hearts H 4–1 Harper (3), Jarvie 18,761
16. 8 January Ayr United A 0–0 5,600
17. 12 January Partick Thistle H 1–1 Harper 9,898
18. 19 January Rangers H 3–3 Jarvie, Scott, Smith 21,591
19. 22 January Hibernian A 0–0 11,480
20. 5 February Partick Thistle A 1–2 Jarvie 9,000
21. 7 February Kilmarnock H 2–0 McLelland, Graham 7,650
22. 19 February Rangers A 0–1 17,000
23. 5 March Celtic H 2–0 Graham, Harper 21,656
24. 12 March Dundee United H 0–1 12,620
25. 16 March Dundee United A 2–3 Smith, Harper 7,176
26. 19 March Hearts A 1–1 Fleming 8,000
27. 22 March Motherwell A 2–1 Davidson, Graham 7,849
28. 26 March Ayr United H 0–2 6,057
29. 2 April Kilmarnock A 2–1 Graham, Davidson 5,000
30. 5 April Motherwell A 1–1 Harper 5,523
31. 9 April Hibernian H 0–0 7,910
32. 13 April Dundee United A 3–2 Scott, Rougvie, Smith 4,500
33. 16 April Partick Thistle H 0–2 5,836
34. 20 April Celtic A 1–4 Jarvie 27,000
35. 23 April Motherwell A 3–1 Davidson (2), Graham 4,209
36. 30 April Rangers H 2–1 Harper, Davidson 13,484

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
2 Rangers 36 18 10 8 62 37 25 46
3 Aberdeen 36 16 11 9 56 42 14 43
4 Dundee United 36 16 9 11 54 45 9 41

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
G2 14 August Kilmarnock H 2–0 Harper, Graham 10,866
G2 18 August St Mirren A 3–2 Fleming (2), Harper 4,500
G2 21 August Ayr United H 1–0 Harper 9,695
G2 25 August St Mirren H 4–0 Harper (2), Williamson (2) 8,212
G2 28 August Ayr United A 1–1 Harper 4,800
G2 1 September Kilmarnock A 1–2 Harper 2,700

Group 2 final table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Aberdeen 6 4 1 1 12 5 7 9
2 Ayr United 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 6
3 Kilmarnock 6 2 1 3 6 8 –2 5
4 St Mirren 6 1 2 3 7 12 –5 4

Knockout Stage[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
QF L1 22 September Stirling Albion H 1–0 Harper 7,185
QF L2 6 October Stirling Albion A 0–1 3,700
QFR 18 October Stirling Albion N 2–0 Scott, Smith 4,027
S-F 27 October Rangers N 5–1 Scott (3), Harper, Jarvie 20,900
fINAL 6 November Celtic N 2–1 Jarvie, Robb 69,679

Scottish Cup[edit]

Main article: Scottish Cup 1976-77
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R3 29 January Dunfermline A 1–0 Harper 11,899
R4 26 February Dundee A 0–0 16,999
R4R 2 March Dundee H 1–2 Davidson 18,375

Anglo-Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 L1 7 August Dundee United A 0–1
R1 L2 11 August Dundee United H 3–1 Harper (2), McCall
QF L1 15 September Orient H 0–1 10,000
QF L2 28 September Orient A 0–1 5,005

References[edit]

  • Kevin Stirling. Aberdeen A Centenary History 1903-2003. Desert Island Books 2002. ISBN 1-874287-49-X.