1984–85 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1984–85 season
Chairman Dick Donald
Manager Alex Ferguson
Scottish Premier Division 1st
Scottish Cup Semi final
Scottish League Cup Second round
European Champions' Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Frank McDougall (22)
All: Frank McDougall (24)
Highest home attendance 23,000 (5 times) (vs. Rangers, 15 September 1984)
(vs. Celtic, 8 December 1984)
(vs. (Rangers, 19 January 1985)
(vs. Heart of Midlothian, 13 March 1985)
(vs. (Celtic, 27 April 1985)
Lowest home attendance 11,000 (vs Morton, 12 January 1985)

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Premier Division, Scottish Cup, League Cup and European Champions' Cup in season 1984–85.

Overview[edit]

Aberdeen won their fourth Scottish League championship and reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, but were knocked out in the first round of the Scottish League Cup and the European Cup. New signing Frank McDougall scored an impressive 24 goals in his debut season at Pittodrie as Aberdeen won the Premier Division with a record points total of 59 from a possible 72.

Results[edit]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1. 11 August Dundee H 3–2 Stark, Black (2) 14,700
2. 18 August St. Mirren A 2–0 Stark, Falconer 5,445
3. 25 August Dundee United A 2–0 Black (2) 13,033
4. 1 September Hibernian H 4–1 McKimmie, Black, Simpson, McDougall 14,500
5. 8 September Morton A 3–0 Stark, Black, Falconer 5,000
6. 15 September Rangers H 0–0 23,000
7. 22 September Dumbarton A 2–0 W. Miller, Falconer 4,500
8. 29 September Heart of Midlothian H 4–0 Angus, Falconer, McDougall (2) 16,344
9. 6 October Celtic A 1–2 McDougall 31,418
10. 13 October Dundee A 2–1 McDougall, Stark 10,990
11. 20 October St. Mirren H 4–0 Stark, Porteous, McDougall (2) 14,100
12. 6 November Hibernian A 3–0 Stark, McDougall, Black 8,000
13. 10 November Morton H 3–1 W. Miller, Simpson, McDougall 14,500
14. 17 November Rangers A 2–1 Stark, McDougall 44,000
15. 24 November Dumbarton H 1–0 McDougall 13,200
16. 1 December Heart of Midlothian A 2–1 Stark, Cowan 10,037
17. 8 December Celtic H 4–2 McKimmie, Black (2), McDougall 23,000
18. 15 December Dundee H 0–0 14,000
19. 22 December Dundee United H 0–1 16,354
20. 29 December St. Mirren A 2–2 McDougall (2) 6,287
21. 2 January Dundee United A 1–2 McQueen 21,944
22. 5 January Hibernian H 2–0 McKimmie, Weir 13,700
23. 12 January Morton H 5–0 Cooper, McDougall, Weir, Mitchell, Cowan 11,000
24. 19 January Rangers H 5–1 McQueen, Black, McDougall (3) 23,000
25. 2 February Dumbarton A 2–0 Black, Stark 3,500
26. 9 February Heart of Midlothian H 2–2 Simpson, Weir 16,240
27. 23 February Celtic A 0–2 48,834
28. 2 March St. Mirren H 3–0 Black, Stark, Cowan 12,000
29. 16 March Dundee A 4–0 Stark (2), Black, Simpson 9,161
30. 23 March Hibernian A 5–0 McQueen, Black (3), Hewitt 9,000
31. 30 March Dundee United H 4–2 Stark, Cowan, Hewitt (2) 15,600
32. 6 April Rangers A 2–1 Cowan, Black 23,437
33. 20 April Dumbarton H 4–0 Stark, McLeish, Angus, Kay (Own goal) 12,500
34. 27 April Celtic H 1–1 W. Miller 23,000
35. 4 May Heart of Midlothian A 3–0 McDougall (3) 8,251
36. 11 May Morton A 2–1 Stark, McDougall 3,600

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Aberdeen 36 27 5 4 89 26 63 59
2 Celtic 36 22 8 6 77 30 47 52
3 Dundee United 36 20 7 9 67 33 34 47
4 Rangers 36 13 12 11 47 38 9 38

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R2 22 August Airdrieonians A 1–3 Stark 5,000

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R3 30 January Alloa Athletic H 5–0 Stark (3), Simpson, Hewitt 13,500
R4 16 February Raith Rovers A 2–1 McDougall 10,000
R5 9 March Heart of Midlothian A 1–1 Black 23,900
R5 R 13 March Heart of Midlothian H 1–0 Stark 23,000
SF 13 April Dundee United N 0–0 18,485
SF R 17 April Dundee United N 1–2 Angus 10,771

European Champions' Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 L1 19 September East Germany Dinamo Berlin H 2–1 Black (2) 20,000
R1 L2 3 October East Germany Dinamo Berlin A 1–2 Angus 20,000

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 MF Ian Angus 35 4 28 2 5 1 0 0 2 1
2 Scotland MF Doug Bell 29 0 22 0 5 0 1 0 1 0
3 Scotland FW Eric Black 35 20 27 17 6 1 0 0 2 2
4 Scotland MF Neale Cooper 27 1 20 1 5 0 0 0 2 0
5 Scotland FW Steve Cowan 20 5 16 5 3 0 1 0 0 0
6 Scotland FW Willie Falconer 19 4 16 4 0 0 1 0 2 0
7 Scotland MF Brian Grant 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8 Scotland GK Bryan Gunn 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Scotland FW John Hewitt 29 4 22 3 5 1 0 0 2 0
10 Scotland GK Jim Leighton 43 0 34 0 6 0 1 0 2 0
11 Scotland FW Frank McDougall 30 24 28 22 2 2 0 0 0 0
12 Scotland DF Stewart McKimmie 41 3 34 3 4 0 1 0 2 0
13 Scotland DF Alex McLeish 39 1 30 1 6 0 1 0 2 0
14 Scotland MF John McMaster 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Scotland DF Tommy McQueen 42 3 35 3 4 0 1 0 2 0
16 Scotland MF Joe Miller 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Scotland DF Willie Miller 44 3 35 3 6 0 1 0 2 0
18 Scotland DF Brian Mitchell 16 1 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
19 Scotland MF Ian Porteous 17 1 13 1 2 0 1 0 1 0
20 Scotland MF Neil Simpson 42 5 33 4 6 1 1 0 2 0
21 Scotland MF Billy Stark 40 20 32 15 5 4 1 1 2 0
22 Scotland MF Peter Weir 18 3 16 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
23 Scotland FW Paul Wright 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

References[edit]

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