2013–14 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen
2013–14 season
Chairman Stewart Milne
Manager Derek McInnes
Stadium Pittodrie Stadium
Premiership Third place
League Cup Winners vs Inverness CT
Scottish Cup Semi Final
Top goalscorer League:
Niall McGinn (12)
All:
Niall McGinn (13)
Highest home attendance 20,017 vs.
Celtic
Premiership
17 August 2013
Lowest home attendance 4,897 vs.
Alloa Athletic
League Cup
27 August 2013
Average home league attendance League: 12,394[1]
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013–14 season was Aberdeen's 100th season in the top flight of Scottish football and their 102nd season overall. Aberdeen competed in the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup. They won the Scottish League Cup in March 2014 with a win on penalties after a 0-0 draw against Inverness CT and reached the semi final of the Scottish Cup. In the league, they finished in third place behind Celtic and Motherwell, qualifying for Europe for the first time since 2009.

Results & fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Friendly matches[edit]

Aberdeen played eight friendly matches; seven took place in pre-season and one in September.[2]

Scottish Premiership[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Aberdeen entered the Scottish League Cup in the second round stage, having not qualified for Europe in 2012–13. They won the trophy on 16 March 2014 on penalties after a 0-0 draw with Inverness CT.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Aberdeen entered the Scottish Cup in the fourth round stage.

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

Last updated 3 April 2014[3][4]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Jamie Langfield 39 0 31+0 0 5+0 0 3+0 0
2 Republic of Ireland DF Joe Shaughnessy 29 1 20+6 0 2+0 1 0+1 0
3 Scotland DF Clark Robertson 10 0 4+3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
4 Scotland DF Russell Anderson 31 2 21+3 1 4+0 0 3+0 1
5 Scotland DF Andrew Considine 25 2 19+0 0 2+1 1 3+0 1
6 Scotland DF Mark Reynolds 39 2 31+0 2 5+0 0 3+0 0
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Calvin Zola 21 3 11+6 3 3+0 0 1+0 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood 33 3 25+2 3 4+0 0 2+0 0
9 England FW Scott Vernon 29 6 12+9 3 0+5 3 0+3 0
10 Northern Ireland FW Niall McGinn 37 10 29+1 10 4+0 0 2+1 0
11 Republic of Ireland MF Jonny Hayes 33 5 23+3 2 5+0 3 2+0 0
14 Scotland FW Cammy Smith 17 1 8+5 0 1+1 1 1+1 0
15 Scotland MF Barry Robson 28 4 15+7 4 2+1 0 3+0 0
16 Scotland MF Peter Pawlett 35 7 27+2 5 4+0 1 2+0 1
17 Scotland MF Gregg Wylde 10 1 3+5 1 0+1 0 1+0 0
17 Republic of Ireland FW Adam Rooney 13 8 9+0 6 2+0 1 2+0 1
18 Scotland DF Nicky Low 16 1 3+8 1 1+3 0 0+1 0
19 Scotland MF Chris Clark 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 England GK Nicky Weaver 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 Northern Ireland FW Josh Magennis 20 1 1+17 1 0+1 0 0+1 0
22 Scotland MF Ryan Jack 35 2 29+0 2 4+0 0 2+0 0
23 Scotland MF Jamie Masson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 Scotland FW Declan McManus 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 Scotland FW Lawrence Shankland 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 Scotland MF Craig Storie 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 England DF Michael Hector 22 1 18+2 1 1+0 0 1+0 0
28 England DF Alan Tate 7 0 5+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
29 England DF Shaleum Logan 11 0 7+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
30 Republic of Ireland GK Danny Rogers 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 Scotland DF Craig Murray 4 0 0+2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Last updated 3 April 2014
No. Nat. Pos. Name Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 Scotland MF Jamie Langfield 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 Scotland DF Joe Shaughnessy 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
3 Scotland MF Clark Robertson 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
4 Scotland DF Russell Anderson 4 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
5 Scotland DF Andrew Considine 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Calvin Zola 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
9 England FW Scott Vernon 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 Northern Ireland MF Niall McGinn 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 Republic of Ireland MF Jonny Hayes 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
14 Scotland FW Cammy Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 Scotland MF Barry Robson 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 1
16 Scotland MF Peter Pawlett 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
17 Republic of Ireland FW Adam Rooney 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
18 Scotland DF Nicky Low 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
21 Northern Ireland FW Josh Magennis 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 Scotland MF Ryan Jack 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
27 England DF Michael Hector 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

Goalscorers[edit]

Last updated 9 May 2014
Rank Player Scottish Premiership Scottish Cup League Cup Total
1 Northern Ireland Niall McGinn 13 1 0 14
2 England Scott Vernon 6 0 3 9
Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney 7 1 1 9
4 Scotland Peter Pawlett 5 1 1 7
5 Republic of Ireland Jonny Hayes 2 0 3 5
6 Scotland Barry Robson 4 0 0 4
7 Republic of Ireland Willo Flood 3 0 0 3
Democratic Republic of the Congo Calvin Zola 3 0 0 3
9 Scotland Ryan Jack 2 0 0 2
Scotland Mark Reynolds 2 0 0 2
Scotland Russell Anderson 1 1 0 2
Scotland Andrew Considine 0 1 1 2
13. England Michael Hector 1 0 0 1
England Shaleum Logan 1 0 0 1
Scotland Nicky Low 1 0 0 1
Northern Ireland Josh Magennis 1 0 0 1
Scotland Gregg Wylde 1 0 0 1
Republic of Ireland Joe Shaughnessy 0 0 1 1
Scotland Cammy Smith 0 0 1 1

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 31 6 1 102 25 +77 99 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Motherwell 38 22 4 12 64 60 +4 70 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Aberdeen 38 20 8 10 53 38 +15 68 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Dundee United 38 16 10 12 65 50 +15 58
5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 16 9 13 44 44 0 57
6 St Johnstone 38 15 8 15 48 42 +6 53 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
7 Ross County 38 11 7 20 44 62 −18 40
8 St Mirren 38 10 9 19 39 58 −19 39
9 Kilmarnock 38 11 6 21 45 66 −21 39
10 Partick Thistle 38 8 14 16 46 65 −19 38
11 Hibernian (R) 38 8 11 19 31 51 −20 35 Scottish Premiership play-offs
12 Heart of Midlothian (R) 38 10 8 20 45 65 −20 0231 Relegation to 2014–15 Scottish Championship

Source: ESPN
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Heart of Midlothian were deducted 15 points for entering administration
2 St Johnstone, as winners of the 2013–14 Scottish Cup, qualify to second qualifying round of Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

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 H A H A H A H A A H A H H A A H A H H A A H H A A A H H H A H A A A H A A H
Result W W L L D W W D L W W W L L W W W L W W W W L D W L W W W D D D W D D L W L
Position 2 2 4 4 6 4 3 4 4 4 2 2 3 5 4 4 3 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3

Last updated: 11 May 2014.
Source: [5]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results by opponent[edit]

Team Results[6] Points
1 2 3 4
Celtic 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–5 3
Dundee United 1–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 10
Heart of Midlothian 1–2 1–3 1–1 1
Hibernian 2–0 1–0 2–0 9
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1–0 4–3 0–1 0–0 7
Kilmarnock 2–1 1–0 2–1 9
Motherwell 3–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 4
Partick Thistle 3–0 4–0 1–3 6
Ross County 0–1 1–0 1–1 4
St. Johnstone 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 8
St. Mirren 1–1 2–0 1–0 7

Source: 2013–14 Scottish Premiership article

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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