1982–83 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1982–83 season
Chairman Scotland Dick Donald
Manager Scotland Alex Ferguson
Scottish Premier Division 3rd
Scottish Cup Winners
Scottish League Cup Quarter final
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League: Mark McGhee (16)
All: Mark McGhee (27)
Highest home attendance 24,500 (vs Waterschei, 6 April 1983)
Lowest home attendance 6,500 (vs Dumbarton, 21 August 1982)

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Premier Division, Scottish Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup in season 1982–83. They finished third in the Premier Division behind champions Dundee United and runners-up Celtic. In the cups, they retained the Scottish Cup and won the European Cup Winners' Cup with a 2–1 win over Real Madrid in Gothenburg.

Results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

In late July/early August 1982, Aberdeen played three games against Highland League opposition. On 7 August, English club Ipswich Town provided the opposition for Drew Jarvie's testimonial game, which the English League Division 1 club won 1-0.

Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
31 July Ross County A 5–0 McMaster (2), Harrow (30, 34), Black, (50, 53) 0
2 August Nairn County A 5–0 Harrow (4, 22), McLeish (30), McGhee (41), McCall (81) 1,006
3 August Inverness Thistle A 4–0 Black (16), Strachan (84 pen., 86, 90) 2,500
7 August England Ipswich Town H 0–1 8,200

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1. 4 September Dundee United A 0–2 11,683
2. 11 September Morton H 4–1 Strachan (15 (pen.), Black (42), Simpson (55), Hewitt (77) 7,500
3. 18 September St. Mirren A 1–1 McGhee (64) 4,800
4. 25 September Rangers H 1–2 Strachan (73 pen.) 20,300
5. 2 October Motherwell H 2–1 Cowan (66), Miller (89) 9,000
6. 9 October Celtic A 3–1 Strachan (54 pen.), Simpson (58), McGhee (86) 29,733
7. 16 October Dundee H 1–0 Weir (34) 10,800
8. 23 October Kilmarnock A 2–0 Black (2), Hewitt (76) 3,400
9. 30 October Hibernian A 1–1 Weir (90) 6,400
10. 6 November Dundee United H 5–1 Cooper (23), Rougvie (29, 41) Black (72), Strachan (85) 14,000
11. 13 November Morton A 1–1 Simpson (85) 2,500
12. 20 November St. Mirren H 4–0 Black (39), Strachan (66 pen.), McGhee (79), Hewitt (90) 10,300
13. 27 November Rangers A 1–0 Black (69) 23,000
14. 4 December Motherwell A 2–0 Strachan (50 pen.), Weir (66) 4,929
15. 11 December Celtic H 1–2 McGhee (18) 24,000
16. 18 December Dundee A 2–0 McGhee (28, 54) 6,528
17. 27 December Kilmarnock H 2–0 Weir (4), Miller (89) 14,500
18. 1 January Hibernian H 2–0 McGhee (28, 54) 14,000
19. 3 January Dundee United A 3–0 Simpson (27), Weir (43), McGhee (89) 17,851
20. 8 January Morton H 2–0 Simpson (70), McGhee (84) 12,600
21. 15 January St. Mirren A 1–1 Black (75) 4,530
22. 22 January Rangers H 2–0 Rougvie (34), McGhee (77) 21,600
23. 8 February Motherwell H 5–1 McLeish (36), McMaster (38), McGhee (52), Black (67), Cooper (71) 13,300
24. 12 February Celtic A 3–1 Black (44, 45, 71) 42,831
25. 26 February Dundee H 3–1 Weir (58), Black (85), Bell (90) 11,500
26. 5 March Kilmarnock A 2–1 Watson (13), McGhee (26) 2,400
27. 19 March Dundee United H 1–2 Strachan (66 pen.) 22,800
28. 26 March Morton A 2–1 Watson (83), Black (90) 2,800
29. 2 April St. Mirren H 0–1 16,400
30. 9 April Rangers A 1–2 McLeish (15) 19,800
31. 23 April Celtic H 1–0 McGhee 24,000
32. 27 April Motherwell A 3–0 McGhee (11), Strachan (58), Hewitt (74) 6,715
33. 30 April Dundee A 2–0 Hewitt (3), Strachan (40) 10,076
34. 3 May Hibernian A 0–0 8,000
35. 5 May Kilmarnock H 5–0 Strachan (30, 58), McMaster (39), Angus (46, 85) 12,000
36. 14 May Hibernian H 5–0 Brazil (9 o.g.), McGhee (30), Strachan (70 pen.), Cowan (78), Angus (87) 24,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dundee United 36 24 8 4 90 35 55 56
2 Celtic 36 25 5 6 90 36 54 55
3 Aberdeen 36 25 5 6 76 24 52 55
4 Rangers 36 13 12 11 52 41 11 38

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
G2 11 August Morton A 2–2 Strachan (12), McGhee (53) 3,500
G2 14 August Dundee H 3–3 Black (30, 45, 85) 9,000
G2 21 August Dumbarton H 3–0 McGhee (5), Strachan (13, 70) 6,500
G2 25 August Morton H 3–0 Rougvie (19), Bell (27, 48) 11,000
G2 28 August Dundee A 5–1 Strachan (23, 52, 53, 63), McGhee (28) 7,000
G2 8 September Dumbarton A 2–1 Bell (76), Hewitt (85) 750

Group 2 Final Table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Aberdeen 6 4 2 0 18 7 9 10
2 Morton 6 3 2 1 16 11 5 8
3 Dundee 6 2 2 2 14 19 –5 6
4 Dumbarton 6 0 0 6 7 18 –11 0

Knockout Stage[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
QF L1 22 September Dundee United A 1–3 McGhee 14,000
QF L2 6 October Dundee United H 0–1 11,700

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R3 29 January Hibernian A 4–1 Simpson, McGhee, Weir, Watson. 14,289
R4 19 February Dundee H 1–0 Simpson 19,000
R5 12 March Partick Thistle A 2–1 Cooper, Weir 12,092
SF 16 April Celtic N 1–0 Weir 51,152
F 21 May Rangers N 1–0 Black 62,979

European Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

After winning the Scottish Cup in 1982, Aberdeen qualified for the 1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup. After a large preliminary round victory over Sion of Switzerland, the Dons knocked out Dinamo Tirana of Albania and Lech Poznan of Poland to set up a quarter final tie with the West Germans Bayern Munich. After a 0-0 draw in Munich, Aberdeen fell behind early on at home in the second leg before Neil Simpson equalised. Another goal for Bayern Munich seemed to put the game beyond Aberdeen, but two quick goals in the last 20 minutes gave Aberdeen a 3-2 victory. In the semi finals, Belgian team Waterschei of Genk were beaten 5-2 over two legs, and put Aberdeen into the final. Thousands of fans made the trip from Aberdeen to Gothenburg in Sweden to see the Scottish Cup holders play the Spaniards Real Madrid. In a wet evening at the Ullevi Stadium, Aberdeen won 2-1 after extra time to win their first European trophy.

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
P L1 18 August Switzerland Sion H 7–0 Kennedy, Simpson, Strachan, Black, McGhee, Hewitt, Balet (own goal) 13,000
P L2 1 September Switzerland Sion A 4–1 Miller, McGhee (2), Hewitt 2,400
R1 L1 15 September Albania Dinamo Tirana H 1–0 Hewitt 15,000
R1 L2 29 September Albania Dinamo Tirana A 0–0 20,000
R2 L1 20 October Poland Lech Poznań H 2–0 McGhee, Weir 17,600
R2 L2 3 November Poland Lech Poznań A 1–0 Bell 30,000
QF L1 2 March West Germany FC Bayern Munich A 0–0 35,000
QF L2 16 March West Germany FC Bayern Munich H 3–2 Simpson, McLeish, Hewitt 24,000
SF L1 6 April Belgium Waterschei H 5–1 Simpson, McGhee (2), Weir, Black 24,500
SF L2 19 April Belgium Waterschei A 0–1 15,000
F 11 May Spain Real Madrid N 2–1 Black, Hewitt 17,800

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier Division Scottish Cup League Cup Europe
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland DF Willie Miller 60 3 36 2 5 0 8 0 11 1
2 Scotland GK Jim Leighton 59 0 35 0 5 0 8 0 11 0
3 Scotland DF Alex McLeish 56 3 34 2 5 0 7 0 10 1
4 Scotland FW Mark McGhee 55 27 32 16 5 1 7 4 11 6
5 Scotland DF Doug Rougvie 56 4 35 3 5 0 7 1 9 0
6 Scotland MF Neil Simpson 56 10 33 5 5 2 7 0 11 3
7 Scotland MF Gordon Strachan 52 20 32 12 3 0 7 7 10 1
8 Scotland MF Peter Weir 52 11 31 6 5 3 5 0 11 2
9 Scotland MF Neale Cooper 52 3 31 2 5 1 7 0 9 0
10 Scotland DF Stuart Kennedy 44 1 25 0 4 0 5 0 10 1
11 Scotland FW Eric Black 52 19 31 12 5 1 8 3 8 3
12 Scotland MF Doug Bell 39 5 23 1 4 0 4 3 8 1
13 Scotland MF John McMaster 42 2 25 2 2 0 6 0 9 0
14 Scotland FW John Hewitt 33 11 16 5 1 0 7 1 9 5
15 Scotland MF Andy Watson 26 3 19 2 3 1 2 0 2 0
16 Scotland MF Ian Angus 10 3 5 3 0 0 4 0 1 0
17 Scotland DF Brian Mitchell 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
18 Scotland GK Bryan Gunn 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Scotland MF Ian Porteous 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Scotland FW Steve Cowan 5 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 Scotland MF Derek Hamilton 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Scotland FW Walker McCall 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Scotland FW Willie Falconer 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

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