List of Aberdeen F.C. players

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For a complete list of former Aberdeen players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Aberdeen F.C. players. For the current squad, see Aberdeen F.C.#Current squad.

Aberdeen F.C. is a Scottish professional football club based in Aberdeen, Scotland. The club was founded in 1903 after an amalgamation of three local clubs; Orion F.C., Victoria United and the original Aberdeen FC. The club has played at Pittodrie Stadium since 1903. They are one of the most successful clubs in Scotland, having won four League championships and thirteen domestic trophies, as well as the European Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 1983.

The club's record appearance maker is Willie Miller, who played 797 games for Aberdeen between 1972 and his retirement in 1990.

List of players[edit]

Statistics correct as of match played on 3 July 2014

Table headers
  • Nationality – If a player played international football, the country/countries he played for are shown. Otherwise, the player's nationality is given as their country of birth.
  • Position – The position he is best known for playing.
  • Aberdeen career – The years the player played at Aberdeen.
  • Total appearances – The total number of games played including substitute appearances.
  • Total goals – The total number of goals scored.

Notable players[edit]

      Aberdeen Hall of Fame Inductee

Name Nationality Position Aberdeen career Total appearances Total goals Notes
Allister, JackJack Allister Scotland  Scotland MF 1952–1958 117 20
Aluko, SoneSone Aluko Nigeria  Nigeria MF 2007–2011 127 13
Anderson, ChrisChris Anderson Scotland  Scotland DF 1948–1953 71 1
Anderson, GeorgeGeorge Anderson Scotland  Scotland GK 1914–1922 213 0
Anderson, RussellRussell Anderson Scotland  Scotland DF 1996–2007
2012–present
400 20
Angus, IanIan Angus Scotland  Scotland MF 1980–1987 120 12
Archibald, BobbyBobby Archibald Scotland  Scotland MF 1914–1920 113 16
Archibald, SteveSteve Archibald Scotland  Scotland FW 1977–1980 110 46
Armstrong, MattMatt Armstrong Scotland  Scotland FW 1931–1946 238 160
Baird, ArchieArchie Baird Scotland  Scotland MF 1946–1953 169 46
Bell, DougieDougie Bell Scotland  Scotland MF 1979–1985 184 14
Bennett, DaveDave Bennett Scotland  Scotland DF 1960–1966 111 0
Benyon, JackieJackie Benyon Wales  Wales MF 1932–1937 140 37
Bernard, PaulPaul Bernard Scotland  Scotland MF 1995–2001 124 8 [nb 1]
Bett, JimJim Bett Scotland  Scotland MF 1985–1994 337 48
Black, EricEric Black Scotland  Scotland FW 1981–1986 116 46
Black, JimmyJimmy Black Scotland  Scotland DF 1927–1932 169 4
Blackwell, HarryHarry Blackwell England  England GK 1921–1930 251 0
Boel, HenningHenning Boel Denmark  Denmark DF 1964–1974 150 4
Booth, ScottScott Booth Scotland  Scotland FW 1989–1997
2003–2004
184 51
Brewster, DodDod Brewster Scotland  Scotland MF 1913–1920 119 9
Brownlee, KenKen Brownlee Scotland  Scotland MF 1955–1963 166 39
Bruce, RobertRobert Bruce Scotland  Scotland FW 1924–1928 109 45
Bruce, DuffDuff Bruce Scotland  Scotland DF 1923–1928 111 0
Buchan, MartinMartin Buchan Scotland  Scotland DF 1966–1972 189 11
Buckley, PaddyPaddy Buckley Scotland  Scotland FW 1952–1957 153 90
Burns, IanIan Burns Scotland  Scotland MF 1957–1966 192 6
Caldwell, DaveDave Caldwell Scotland  Scotland DF 1953–1960 176 0
Cheyne, AlecAlec Cheyne Scotland  Scotland FW 1925–1930 138 55
Clark, BobbyBobby Clark Scotland  Scotland GK 1965–1980 595 0
Clark, ChrisChris Clark Scotland  Scotland MF 1997–2008
2011–2014
277 13
Clunie, JimJim Clunie Scotland  Scotland DF 1953–1960 141 9
Colman, DonaldDonald Colman Scotland  Scotland DF 1907–1920 347 1
Connon, JackyJacky Connon Scotland  Scotland FW 1919–1923 106 25
Connor, RobertRobert Connor Scotland  Scotland MF 1986–1994 263 22
Considine, AndrewAndrew Considine Scotland  Scotland DF 2003–present 258 14
Cooke, CharlieCharlie Cooke Scotland  Scotland MF 1960–1965 165 30
Cooper, NealeNeale Cooper Scotland  Scotland DF 1980–1986 220 10
Cooper, WillieWillie Cooper Scotland  Scotland DF 1927–1948 392 3
Coutts, DougDoug Coutts Scotland  Scotland DF 1960–1964 121 4
Cowie, AndyAndy Cowie Scotland  Scotland MF 1938–1948 102 0
Davidson, DuncanDuncan Davidson Scotland  Scotland FW 1974–1981 112 28
Davidson, NorrieNorrie Davidson Scotland  Scotland FW 1955–1961 146 84
Davidson, StewartStewart Davidson Scotland  Scotland DF 1905–1917
1923–1924
152 1
Diamond, ZanderZander Diamond Scotland  Scotland DF 2002–2011 249 19
Dodds, BillyBilly Dodds Scotland  Scotland FW 1994–1999 172 67
Dunlop, FrankFrank Dunlop Scotland  Scotland DF 1936–1948 185 2
Edward, JockJock Edward Scotland  Scotland DF 1924–1928 101 3
Emery, DonDon Emery Wales  Wales DF 1948–1952 124 25
Esson, RyanRyan Esson Scotland  Scotland GK 1996–2006 100 0
Ewen, DickieDickie Ewen Scotland  Scotland MF 1957–1961 106 24
Falconer, WillieWillie Falconer Scotland  Scotland FW 1982–1988 100 17
Falloon, EddieEddie Falloon Ireland  Ireland DF 1927–1938 251 6
Forrest, JimJim Forrest Scotland  Scotland FW 1968–1973 186 61
Forsyth, MattMatt Forsyth Scotland  Scotland DF 1920–1926 185 0
Foster, RickyRicky Foster Scotland  Scotland DF 2001–2012 272 9
Fraser, BobBob Fraser Scotland  Scotland MF 1931–1938 215 4
Garner, WillieWillie Garner Scotland  Scotland DF 1975–1981 161 3
Gillhaus, HansHans Gillhaus Netherlands  Netherlands FW 1989–1992 100 31
Glass, StephenStephen Glass Scotland  Scotland MF 1994–1998 131 13
Glen, ArchieArchie Glen Scotland  Scotland MF 1947–1960 269 27
Graham, ArthurArthur Graham Scotland  Scotland MF 1970–1977 298 45
Grant, BrianBrian Grant Scotland  Scotland MF 1984–1996 332 32
Grant, WalterWalter Grant Scotland  Scotland MF 1915–1924 100 12
Halkett, AlexAlex Halkett Scotland  Scotland MF 1904–1909 129 2
Hamilton, GeorgeGeorge Hamilton Scotland  Scotland FW 1937–1954 291 159
Hannah, BobbyBobby Hannah Scotland  Scotland DF 1911–1921 126 1
Harper, JoeJoe Harper Scotland  Scotland FW 1969–1973
1976–1981
300 199 [nb 2]
Harris, TonyTony Harris Scotland  Scotland MF 1946–1953 272 30
Hart, MichaelMichael Hart Scotland  Scotland DF 1997–2000
2003–2008
145 0
Hather, JackJack Hather England  England FW 1948–1960 354 105
Hermiston, JimJim Hermiston Scotland  Scotland DF 1965–1975 271 16
Hewitt, JohnJohn Hewitt Scotland  Scotland FW 1979–1989 361 90
Hill, FrankFrank Hill Scotland  Scotland DF 1928–1932 106 10
Hogg, JimmyJimmy Hogg Scotland  Scotland DF 1953–1965 279 1
Hume, JockJock Hume Scotland  Scotland DF 1907–1920 304 3
Hutton, JockJock Hutton Scotland  Scotland DF 1919–1927 279 17
Inglis, JohnJohn Inglis Scotland  Scotland DF 1994–1998 121 5
Irvine, BrianBrian Irvine Scotland  Scotland DF 1985–1997 384 40
Jack, RyanRyan Jack Scotland  Scotland MF 2010–present 133 6
Jackson, WillieWillie Jackson Scotland  Scotland DF 1925–1932 202 8
Jarvie, DrewDrew Jarvie Scotland  Scotland FW 1972–1982 386 130
Jess, EoinEoin Jess Scotland  Scotland MF 1987–1996
1997–2001
379 94
Johnstone, GeorgeGeorge Johnstone Scotland  Scotland GK 1936–1949 220 0
Kane, PaulPaul Kane Scotland  Scotland MF 1991–1995 141 13
Kennedy, StuartStuart Kennedy Scotland  Scotland DF 1976–1983 333 9
Kinnell, GeorgeGeorge Kinnell Scotland  Scotland MF 1959–1964 165 25
Langfield, JamieJamie Langfield Scotland  Scotland GK 2005–present 317 0
Leggat, GrahamGraham Leggat Scotland  Scotland MF 1953–1958 152 92
Leighton, JimJim Leighton Scotland  Scotland GK 1978–1988
1997–2000
535 0
Lennie, WillieWillie Lennie Scotland  Scotland MF 1905–1913 253 67 [nb 3]
Little, BillyBilly Little Scotland  Scotland FW 1957–1968 303 96
Love, AndyAndy Love Scotland  Scotland FW 1925–1934 240 83
Low, HenryHenry Low Scotland  Scotland MF 1903–1907 103 23
Low, WilfWilf Low Scotland  Scotland DF 1904–1916 165 3
MacFarlane, RabRab MacFarlane Scotland  Scotland GK 1904–1908 123 0
Mackie, DarrenDarren Mackie Scotland  Scotland FW 1998–2012 364 69
MacLachlan, BertBert MacLachlan Scotland  Scotland DF 1914–1927 361 16
Magennis, JoshJosh Magennis Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland FW 2010–2014 122 12
Maguire, ChrisChris Maguire Scotland  Scotland FW 2005–2011 158 22
Main, DaveDave Main Scotland  Scotland FW 1911–1917 166 58
Martin, FredFred Martin Scotland  Scotland GK 1950–1959 296 0
Mason, PaulPaul Mason England  England MF 1988–1993 193 37
McAllister, JamieJamie McAllister Scotland  Scotland DF 1999–2003 144 1
McDermid, BobBob McDermid Scotland  Scotland FW 1925–1932 270 48
McDougall, FrankFrank McDougall Scotland  Scotland FW 1984–1986 69 44
McGhee, MarkMark McGhee Scotland  Scotland FW 1979–1984 250 100
McGuire, PhilPhil McGuire Scotland  Scotland DF 1999–2005 180 10
McGill, CharlieCharlie McGill Scotland  Scotland DF 1931–1938 238 1
McKay, DerekDerek McKay Scotland  Scotland FW 1969–1971 19 4 [nb 4]
McKenna, PatPat McKenna Scotland  Scotland DF 1944–1952 206 0
McKenzie, JohnnyJohnny McKenzie Scottish  Scotland 1935–1939 119 21
McKimmie, StewartStewart McKimmie Scotland  Scotland DF 1983–1997 561 9
McLaren, HughHugh McLaren Scotland  Scotland DF 1928–1932 113 5
McLeish, AlexAlex McLeish Scotland  Scotland DF 1976–1994 693 30 [nb 5]
McLelland, ChicChic McLelland Scotland  Scotland DF 1972–1979 213 5
McMaster, JohnJohn McMaster Scotland  Scotland MF 1972–1986 315 12
McMillan, TommyTommy McMillan Scotland  Scotland DF 1965–1972 248 2
McNaughton, KevinKevin McNaughton Scotland  Scotland DF 1998–2006 202 3
Middleton, BillyBilly Middleton Scotland  Scotland 1920–1923 126 8
Miller, JoeJoe Miller Scotland  Scotland FW 1984–1987
1993–1998
265 47
Miller, JohnnyJohnny Miller Scotland  Scotland FW 1921–1927 124 61
Miller, LeeLee Miller Scotland  Scotland FW 2006–2010 144 33
Miller, WillieWillie Miller Scotland  Scotland DF 1972–1990 797 32 [nb 6]
Mills, WillieWillie Mills Scotland  Scotland FW 1932–1938 211 114
Milne, VicVic Milne Scotland  Scotland DF 1920–1923 123 7
Mitchell, JimmyJimmy Mitchell Scotland  Scotland DF 1952–1958 184 0
Mulhall, GeorgeGeorge Mulhall Scotland  Scotland FW 1953–1962 150 42
Murray, GeorgeGeorge Murray Scotland  Scotland DF 1967–1973 127 4
Murray, SteveSteve Murray Scotland  Scotland MF 1970–1973 140 25
Nicholas, CharlieCharlie Nicholas Scotland  Scotland FW 1987–1990 104 36
Nicholson, BarryBarry Nicholson Scotland  Scotland MF 2005–2008 125 21
Ogston, JohnJohn Ogston Scotland  Scotland GK 1957–1965 230 0
O'Hagan, CharlesCharles O'Hagan Ireland  Ireland FW 1906–1910 112 24
Paatelainen, MixuMixu Paatelainen Finland  Finland FW 1992–1994 93 28
Pearson, TommyTommy Pearson Scotland  Scotland MF 1948–1953 114 16
Pawlett, PeterPeter Pawlett Scotland  Scotland MF 2008–present 120 8
Petersen, JensJens Petersen Denmark  Denmark DF 1965–1970 203 11
Preece, DavidDavid Preece England  England GK 1999–2005 106 0
Rankine, AndyAndy Rankine Scotland  Scotland 1920–1925 158 38
Robb, DavieDavie Robb Scotland  Scotland FW 1965–1978 345 99
Robertson, ArthurArthur Robertson Scotland  Scotland 1913–1923 105 6
Robertson, DavidDavid Robertson Scotland  Scotland DF 1985–1991 177 3
Rougvie, DougDoug Rougvie Scotland  Scotland DF 1975–1984 278 21
Rowson, DavidDavid Rowson Scotland  Scotland MF 1994–2001 156 11
Scanlon, IanIan Scanlon Scotland  Scotland MF 1978–1981 133 20
Severin, ScottScott Severin Scotland  Scotland MF 2004–2009 195 12
Shearer, DuncanDuncan Shearer Scotland  Scotland FW 1992–1997 193 79
Shewan, AllyAlly Shewan Scotland  Scotland DF 1960–1969 300 9
Simpson, NeilNeil Simpson Scotland  Scotland MF 1978–1989 310 31
Smith, DaveDave Smith Scotland  Scotland MF 1961–1966 166 13
Smith, GaryGary Smith Scotland  Scotland DF 1991–1996
1997–1999
249 2
Smith, JamieJamie Smith Scotland  Scotland MF 2005–2009 102 18
Smith, JimJim Smith Scotland  Scotland MF 1965–1969 140 37
Smith, JimmyJimmy Smith Scotland  Scotland MF 1920–1931 335 64
Soye, JimmyJimmy Soye Scotland  Scotland FW 1909–1915 200 25
Smith, JoeJoe Smith Scotland  Scotland MF 1972–1979 191 11
Smith, SteveSteve Smith Scotland  Scotland GK 1930–1937 259 0
Snelders, TheoTheo Snelders Netherlands  Netherlands GK 1988–1996 290 0
Stark, BillyBilly Stark Scotland  Scotland MF 1983–1987 148 59
Stavrum, ArildArild Stavrum Norway  Norway FW 1999–2001 67 29
Strachan, GordonGordon Strachan Scotland  Scotland MF 1977–1984 292 90
Strang, TomTom Strang Scotland  Scotland DF 1903–1907 104 3
Strauss, BillBill Strauss South Africa  South Africa MF 1936–1945 101 56
Sullivan, DomDom Sullivan Scotland  Scotland MF 1976–1979 136 14
Taylor, GeorgeGeorge Taylor Scotland  Scotland MF 1937–1948 110 9
Taylor, IanIan Taylor Scotland  Scotland FW 1966–1974 154 28
Thomson, DouglasDouglas Thomson Scotland  Scotland 1920–1923 107 33
Thomson, EddieEddie Thomson Scotland  Scotland DF 1973–1976 122 2
Thomson, GeorgeGeorge Thomson Scotland  Scotland MF 1932–1939 246 20
Travers, PaddyPaddy Travers Scotland  Scotland FW 1910–1911
1912–1914
104 24
Vernon, ScottScott Vernon England  England FW 2010–2014 157 44
Walker, JosephJoseph Walker Scotland  Scotland 1911–1917 137 25
Watson, AndyAndy Watson Scotland  Scotland MF 1977–1983 136 17
Weir, PeterPeter Weir Scotland  Scotland MF 1981–1987 238 38
Whyte, DerekDerek Whyte Scotland  Scotland DF 1997–2002 154 0
Whyte, JimJim Whyte Scotland  Scotland 1960–1970 152 8
Williams, StanStan Williams South Africa  South Africa FW 1938–1949 127 51
Williamson, BillyBilly Williamson Scotland  Scotland MF 1969–1976 125 23
Willoughby, AlexAlex Willoughby Scotland  Scotland MF 1969–1974 150 15
Wilson, GeorgeGeorge Wilson Scotland  Scotland DF 1907–1914 193 14
Wilson, JimmyJimmy Wilson Scotland  Scotland FW 1965–1967 110 35
Winchester, ErnieErnie Winchester Scotland  Scotland FW 1959–1967 169 91
Winters, RobbieRobbie Winters Scotland  Scotland FW 1998–2002 152 45
Wishart, BobBob Wishart Scotland  Scotland FW 1952–1961 234 62
Wright, AlexAlex Wright Scotland  Scotland MF 1913–1922 142 11
Wright, StephenStephen Wright Scotland  Scotland DF 1987–1995 181 2
Wylie, WillieWillie Wylie Scotland  Scotland 1914–1920 122 12
Wyllie, JockJock Wyllie Scotland  Scotland DF 1910–1920 182 28
Yorston, BennyBenny Yorston Scotland  Scotland FW 1927–1932 156 125 [nb 7]
Yorston, HarryHarry Yorston Scotland  Scotland FW 1946–1957 278 141
Young, AlecAlec Young Scotland  Scotland DF 1950–1958 220 1
Young, DarrenDarren Young Scotland  Scotland MF 1995–2003 159 6
Young, DerekDerek Young Scotland  Scotland MF 1996–2003
2007–2011
237 22
Young, WillieWillie Young Scotland  Scotland DF 1969–1976 188 14

Key to positions[edit]

GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Highest transfer fee paid (£1 million)
  2. ^ Club record goalscorer.
  3. ^ First Aberdeen player capped by Scotland
  4. ^ Known as "Cup-tie McKay"; scored four goals in the 1970 Scottish Cup, including two in the final.
  5. ^ Record international appearances whilst with Aberdeen (77)
  6. ^ Record League appearances (558)
  7. ^ Record for most goals in one season (46)

References[edit]