1996–97 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Premier Division, Scottish League Cup, Scottish Cup and UEFA Cup in season 1996–97.

Aberdeen F.C.
1996-97 season
Chairman Ian Donald
Manager Roy Aitken
Scottish Premier Division 6th
Scottish Cup 3rd Round
Scottish League Cup Quarter-Finalists
UEFA Cup 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Billy Dodds (14)
All: Billy Dodds (22)
Highest home attendance 21,500 vs. Rangers, 1 December 1996
Lowest home attendance 8,000 vs. Kilmarnock, 1 February 1997

Results[edit]

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 10 August Celtic H 2–2 18,595
2 17 August Motherwell A 2–2 Windass, Shearer 6,206
3 25 August Heart of Midlothian H 4–0 Miller, Dodds, Windass, Glass 13,600
4 7 September Raith Rovers A 4–1 Dodds (3), Windass, 5,055
5 14 September Kilmarnock H 3–0 Dodds (3), Kombouare 12,000
6 21 September Hibernian H 0–2 12,500
7 27 September Dundee United A 0–1 10,359
8 12 October Dunfermline Athletic H 3–0 Dodds, Young 10,500
9 19 October Rangers A 2–2 Irvine, Dodds 50,076
10 26 October Raith Rovers H 1–0 Miller 11,200
11 2 November Celtic A 0–1 50,136
12 16 November Dundee United H 3–3 Kiriakov, Kombouare, Dodds 13,800
13 23 November Hibernian A 1–0 Windass 11,522
14 1 December Rangers H 0–3 21,500
15 7 December Dunfermline Athletic A 3–2 Miller, Rowson, Windass 5,465
16 11 December Heart of Midlothian A 2–1 Shearer, Windass 11,477
17 14 December Motherwell H 0–0 10,000
18 21 December Kilmarnock A 0–3 6,114
19 26 December Celtic H 1–2 Dodds 17,000
20 28 December Hibernian H 1–1 Shearer 10,000
21 1 January Dundee United A 0–4 9,736
22 4 January Dunfermline Athletic H 0–2 9,500
23 12 January Rangers A 0–4 47,509
24 18 January Raith Rovers A 2–2 Rowson, Miller 3,950
26 1 February Kilmarnock H 2–1 Windass (2) 8,000
27 8 February Motherwell A 2–2 Dodds, Own Goal 5,555
28 10 February Heart of Midlothian H 0–0 9,000
29 23 February Dunfermline Athletic A 0–3 5,536
30 1 March Rangers H 2–2 Own Goal, Kombouare 16,331
30 15 March Dundee United H 1–1 Windass 13,645
31 22 March Hibernian A 1–3 Craig 9,669
32 5 April Motherwell H 0–0 9,000
33 12 April Heart of Midlothian A 0–0 11,186
34 20 April Celtic A 0–3 47,295
35 3 May Raith Rovers H 2–0 Own Goal, Dodds 10,763
36 10 May Kilmarnock A 1–1 Dodds 10,027

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 Dunfermilne Athletic 36 12 9 15 52 65 –13 45
6 ABERDEEN 36 10 14 12 45 54 –9 44
7 Kilmarnock 36 11 6 19 41 61 –20 39

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R2 13 August Queen's Park A 2–0 Glass, Windass 2,021
R3 3 September Morton A 7–3 Windass (4), Dodds (3) 6,000
QF 10 September Dundee A 1–2 Dodds 8,760

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R3 23 January Hibernian A 2–2 Booth, Dodds 9,588
R3R 28 January Hibernian H 0–0 (Hibernian won 5–3 on penalty kicks) 15,464

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1996–97 UEFA Cup
Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
PR2 L1 6 August Lithuania Zalgiris Vilnius A 4–1 Dodds (2), Glass, Shearer 1,800
PR2 L2 20 August Lithuania Zalgiris Vilnius H 1–3 Irvine 8,722
R1 L1 10 September Wales Barry Town H 3–1 Windass, Glass, Young 13,400
R1 L2 24 September Wales Barry Town A 3–3 Dodds (2), Rowson 6,500
R2 L1 15 October Denmark Brøndby IF H 0–2 14,159
R2 L2 29 October Denmark Brøndby IF A 0–0 12,005

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