1978–79 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1978–79 season
Chairman Scotland Dick Donald
Manager Scotland Alex Ferguson
Scottish Premier Division 4th
Scottish Cup Semi-Finalists
Scottish League Cup Runners-up
European Cup Winners' Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Joe Harper (19)
All: Joe Harper (32)
Highest home attendance 24,500 vs. Rangers, 18 November 1978
Lowest home attendance 6,000 vs. Hearts, 2 May 1979

Results[edit]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1. 12 August Heart of Midlothian A 4–1 Archibald (2), Harper, Davidson 11,500
2. 19 August Morton H 3–1 Harper (3), 14,500
3. 26 August Dundee United A 1–1 Harper (2), 10,000
4. 9 September Motherwell H 4–0 Archibald (2), Harper (2), 12,200
5. 16 September Rangers A 1–1 Sullivan 27,000
6. 23 September Hibernian A 1–2 Jarvie 12,086
7. 30 September Partick Thistle H 1–1 Archibald 11,100
8. 7 October Celtic H 4–1 Archibald (2), Harper, Jarvie 24,000
9. 14 October St Mirren A 1–2 Harper 10,973
10. 21 October Heart of Midlothian H 1–2 Harper 12,750
11. 29 October Morton A 1–2 Jarvie 6,500
12. 5 November Dundee United H 1–0 Harper 13,850
13. 11 November Motherwell A 1–1 Scanlon 5,448
14. 18 November Rangers H 0–0 24,000
15. 25 November Hibernian A 4–1 Harper (2), Fleming, Sullivan 13,250
16. 9 December Celtic A 0–0 24,000
17. 16 December St Mirren H 1–1 McMaster 11,700
18. 23 December Heart of Midlothian A 0–0 9,500
19. 30 December Morton H 1–2 Harper 8,700
20. 20 January Hibernian A 1–1 Harper 4,100
21. 24 February St Mirren A 2–2 Archibald, Strachan 11,500
22. 28 February Partick Thistle H 2–1 Archibald, McMaster 11,500
23. 3 March Celtic A 0–1 26,000
24. 17 March Dundee United H 0–2 10,200
25. 26 March Motherwell H 8–0 Harper (2), Archibald (2), McMaster, Sullivan, Strachan, Davidson 6,300
26. 4 April Morton A 1–0 Cooper 6,500
27. 7 April Hibernian H 0–0 10,000
28. 14 April Partick Thistle A 1–0 McGhee 6,000
29. 18 April Motherwell A 1–1 McLeish 2,672
30. 21 April Celtic H 1–1 Strachan 18,400
31. 25 April Rangers H 2–1 Archibald, McGhee 19,000
32. 28 April St Mirren H 1–2 Archibald 10,400
33. 2 May Heart of Midlothian H 5–0 McGhee (2), Strachan, Scanlon, Sullivan 6,000
34. 5 May Dundee United A 2–2 Jarvie, Strachan 7,822
35. 7 May Rangers A 0–2 30,000
36. 11 May Partick Thistle A 2–1 Harper, Sullivan 4,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Dundee United 36 18 8 10 56 37 19 44
4 Aberdeen 36 13 14 9 59 36 23 40
5 Hibernian 36 12 13 11 44 48 4 37

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R2 L1 30 August Meadowbank Thistle A 5–0 Sullivan, Jarvie, Kennedy, Archibald, Fleming 1,600
R2 L2 2 September Meadowbank Thistle H 4–0 Harper (2), Archibald, Scanlon 6,850
R3 L1 4 October Hamilton Academical A 1–0 Scanlon 5,000
R3 L2 11 October Hamilton Academical H 7–1 Harper (4), Rougvie, Sullivan, Kennedy 10,000
QF L1 8 November Ayr United A 3–3 Harper, Sullivan 6,300
QF L2 15 November Ayr United H 3–1 McLelland, Harper, Archibald 13,000
SF 13 December Morton N 1–0 Kennedy 21,048
F 31 March Rangers N 1–2 Davidson 54,000

Scottish Cup[edit]

Main article: Scottish Cup 1978-79
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R3 27 January Hamilton Academical A 2–0 Miller, Harper 9,400
R4 21 February Ayr United H 6–2 Scanlon (2), McMaster, Archibald (2), Harper 11,500
QF 10 March Celtic H 1–1 Harper 23,000
QFR 14 March Celtic A 2–1 Davidson, Archibald 36,000
SF 11 April Hibernian N 1–2 Archibald 9,387

European Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 L1 13 September Bulgaria Marek Dimitrov A 2–3 Jarvie, Harper 20,000
R1 L2 27 September Bulgaria Marek Dimitrov H 3–0 Strachan, Jarvie, Harper 21,100
R2 L1 18 October West Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf A 0–3 10,000
R2 L2 1 November West Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf H 2–0 McLelland, Jarvie 16,800

References[edit]

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