2012–13 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen
2012–13 season
Chairman Stewart Milne
Manager Craig Brown until 6 April
Derek McInnes from 8 April
Stadium Pittodrie Stadium
Scottish Premier League 8th
Scottish Cup 5th round
Scottish League Cup Quarter-final
Top goalscorer League:
Niall McGinn (20)
All:
Niall McGinn (21)
Highest home attendance 18,083 vs Celtic, 17 November 2012
Lowest home attendance 6,061 vs Motherwell, 1 December 2012
Average home league attendance 9,350
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season was Aberdeen's 99th season in the top flight of Scottish football and their 101st season overall. Aberdeen competed in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup. They finished 8th in the Premier League, reached the fourth round of the League Cup and the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. A number of players all departed during the summer's pre-season. Kari Arnason, Rory McArdle, Youl Mawene and Mohamed Chalali all moved onto new clubs as free agents. Darren Mackie, Yoann Folly and Danny Uchechi were also released by the club. Aberdeen also sold youngster Fraser Fyvie to Premier League side Wigan Athletic for a fee in the region of £500,000.

Manager Craig Brown made four additions, bringing in wingers Jonny Hayes and Niall McGinn from rival SPL clubs, as well as adding experienced left-back Gary Naysmith to his squad. Mark Reynolds who returned to his parent club Sheffield Wednesday at the end of last season, was allowed to return to Pittodrie on a season long loan.

Craig Brown retired as manager in 2013, with Derek McInnes taking over for the final five games of the season.

Results & fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Friendly matches[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Aberdeen entered the Scottish League Cup in the second round stage, having not qualified for Europe in 2011–12. The draw for the second round took place at Hampden on August 9 and handed the Dons' an away tie against First Division side Greenock Morton[3]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total SPL Scottish Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Jamie Langfield 43 0 37+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
2 Scotland MF Ryan Jack 19 0 18+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
3 Scotland DF Clark Robertson 27 0 21+2 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
4 Scotland DF Russell Anderson 35 0 30+1 0 2+0 0 1+1 0
5 Scotland MF Gavin Rae 41 4 34+1 3 3+0 0 3+0 1
6 Scotland DF Andrew Considine 22 0 17+1 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
7 Scotland MF Chris Clark 12 1 6+4 1 0+0 0 1+1 0
8 England MF Robert Milsom 14 0 3+10 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
9 England FW Scott Vernon 41 6 29+6 3 2+1 0 2+1 3
10 Northern Ireland FW Niall McGinn 40 21 33+2 20 3+0 1 2+0 0
11 Republic of Ireland MF Jonny Hayes 41 3 29+6 3 3+0 0 3+0 0
13 Scotland DF Nicky Low 5 0 1+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 New Zealand FW Rory Fallon 16 2 8+6 1 2+0 1 0+0 0
15 Scotland MF Peter Pawlett 14 0 4+8 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
16 England MF Isaac Osbourne 27 1 21+2 1 1+0 0 3+0 0
17 Scotland DF Gary Naysmith 10 0 7+1 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
18 Scotland MF Stephen Hughes 27 0 22+1 0 1+0 0 2+1 0
19 Scotland FW Mitchel Megginson 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 Scotland MF Ryan Fraser 18 0 13+3 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
20 Germany GK Dan Twardzik 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 Northern Ireland FW Josh Magennis 39 6 18+16 5 2+0 0 2+1 1
22 Scotland DF Mark Reynolds 41 1 34+1 1 3+0 0 3+0 0
23 Republic of Ireland DF Joe Shaughnessy 26 1 22+1 0 3+0 1 0+0 0
24 Scotland MF Jordon Brown 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 Scotland MF Jamie Masson 7 0 1+6 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
32 Wales GK Jason Brown 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 Scotland FW Declan McManus 7 0 0+7 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 Scotland MF Craig Murray 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 Scotland FW Cammy Smith 21 1 7+11 1 0+1 0 1+1 0
Scotland MF Craig Storie 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

As of 18 May 2013

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Nat. Pos. Name SPL Scottish Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
4 Scotland DF Russell Anderson 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
2 Scotland DF Ryan Jack 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 England FW Scott Vernon 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
6 Scotland DF Andrew Considine 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
16 England MF Isaac Osbourne 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
38 Scotland FW Cammy Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Scotland MF Gavin Rae 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
3 Scotland DF Clark Robertson 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
18 Scotland MF Stephen Hughes 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
21 Northern Ireland FW Josh Magennis 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
8 England MF Robert Milsom 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
7 Scotland MF Chris Clark 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
23 Republic of Ireland DF Joe Shaughnessy 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
1 Scotland GK Jamie Langfield 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland MF Jonny Hayes 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
22 Scotland DF Mark Reynolds 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
15 Scotland MF Peter Pawlett 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 Northern Ireland FW Niall McGinn 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

As of 18 May 2013

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player SPL SC LC Total
1. Northern Ireland Niall McGinn 20 1 0 21
2. Northern Ireland Josh Magennis 5 0 1 6
2. England Scott Vernon 3 0 3 6
4. Republic of Ireland Jonny Hayes 4 0 0 4
4. Scotland Gavin Rae 3 0 1 4
6. New Zealand Rory Fallon 1 1 0 2
7. England Isaac Osbourne 1 0 0 1
7. Scotland Cammy Smith 1 0 0 1
7. Scotland Chris Clark 1 0 0 1
7. Scotland Mark Reynolds 1 0 0 1
7. Republic of Ireland Joe Shaughnessy 0 1 0 1

As of 18 May 2013

Clean Sheets[edit]

Place Position Nationality Number Name SPL Scottish Cup League Cup Total
1 GK Scotland 1 Jamie Langfield 14 0 2 16
2 GK Wales 32 Jason Brown 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 7 0 2 9

Last updated: 11 May 2013
Source: Match reports in Results

Home attendances[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Comp Date Score Opponent Attendance
SPL 11 August 2012 0–0 Ross County 14,010
SPL 26 August 2012 0–0 Hearts 11,971
SPL 1 September 2012 0–0 St. Mirren 9,288
SPL 23 September 2012 3–3 Motherwell 8,577
SPL 29 September 2012 2–1 Hibernian 8,282
SPL 27 October 2012 2–0 Dundee 10,425
Scottish League Cup 30 October 2012 2–2
(2–4 pens)
St. Mirren 7,610
SPL 17 November 2012 0–2 Celtic 18,083
SPL 27 November 2012 2–3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 9,193
Scottish Cup 1 December 2012 1–1 Motherwell 6,061
SPL 15 December 2012 0–2 Kilmarnock 8,790
SPL 22 December 2012 2–0 St. Johnstone 7,051
SPL 2 January 2013 2–2 Dundee United 13,176
SPL 27 January 2013 0–0 Hibernian 7,184
SPL 9 February 2013 0–0 St. Mirren 7,240
SPL 15 February 2013 1–0 Dundee 7,841
SPL 26 February 2013 0–1 Ross County 6,394
SPL 9 March 2013 0–0 Motherwell 8,210
SPL 30 March 2013 2–0 Hearts 10,175
SPL 27 April 2013 1–0 Kilmarnock 6,334
SPL 18 May 2013 1–1 Hearts 10,465
Total attendance 196,360
Total league attendance 182,689
Average attendance 9,350
Average league attendance 9,615

Last updated: 18 May 2013
Source: Match reports in Results

Competition statistics[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Scottish Premier League 1 8 4 August 18 May
League Cup 2nd Round Quarter-finals Quarter-finals 22 August 30 October
Scottish Cup 4th Round 5th Round 1 December

Source: Competitions

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 24 7 7 92 35 +57 79 2013–14 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2 Motherwell 38 18 9 11 67 51 +16 63 2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
3 St. Johnstone 38 14 14 10 45 44 +1 56 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
4 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 13 15 10 64 60 +4 54
5 Ross County 38 13 14 11 47 48 −1 53
6 Dundee United 38 11 14 13 51 62 −11 47
7 Hibernian2 38 13 12 13 49 52 −3 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
8 Aberdeen2 38 11 15 12 41 43 −2 48
9 Kilmarnock 38 11 12 15 52 53 −1 45
10 Heart of Midlothian 38 11 11 16 40 49 −9 44
11 St. Mirren 38 9 14 15 47 60 −13 41
12 Dundee (R) 38 7 9 22 28 66 −38 30 Relegation to the 2013–14 Scottish First Division

Source: Scottish Premier League
Rules for classification:
1 Since the winners of 2012–13 Scottish Cup, Celtic are already qualified to 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, the runners–up Hibernian secured a spot in 2013–14 UEFA Europa League in the second qualifying round.
2 Teams in the bottom half at the time of the split may not overtake a team in the top 6 at the time of the split.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 11 15 12 41 43 −2 48 6 9 4 18 15 +3 5 6 8 23 28 −5

As of 18 May 2013

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H H A H H A A H A A H A H A H H A A H A H A H H A H H A H A A H A A H
Result L D W D D D D W W D W L W L W L L L W L W D L D L D W D L D L W L D W D D D
Position 11 9 5 9 9 7 8 6 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 4 5 7 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 5 8 8 9 9 7 8 8 7 7 7 8

Last updated: 18 May 2013.
Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results by opponent[edit]

Last updated on 18 May 2013
Team Results[4] Points
1 2 3 4
Celtic 0–1 0–2 3–4 0
Dundee 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 10
Dundee United 1–1 2–2 0–1 2
Heart of Midlothian 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 5
Hibernian 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 8
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1–1 2–3 0–3 1
Kilmarnock 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 7
Motherwell 3–3 1–4 0–0 2
Ross County 0–0 1–2 0–1 1
St. Johnstone 2–1 2–0 1–3 6
St. Mirren 0–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 6

Source: 2012–13 Scottish Premier League article

Transfers[edit]

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