2011–12 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen
2011–12 season
Chairman Stewart Milne
Manager Craig Brown
Stadium Pittodrie Stadium
Scottish Premier League 9th
Scottish Cup Semi final
Scottish League Cup Round 3
Top goalscorer League: Scott Vernon: 11
All: Scott Vernon: 13
Highest home attendance 15,468 vs. Rangers, 29 October 2011
Lowest home attendance 3,964 vs. East Fife, 20 September 2011
Average home league attendance 8,770
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season was Aberdeen's 99th season in the top flight of Scottish football and their 100th season overall. Aberdeen will compete in the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup. Aberdeen were knocked out of the Scottish League Cup at the third round stage, losing on penalties to East Fife after a 3–3 draw. In the Scottish Cup, Aberdeen lost 1–2 to Hibernian in the semi final. Aberdeen finished in 9th place in the Scottish Premier League.

Results & fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Pre-Season[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 2010–11. Darren Mackie scored the only goal of the game, as Aberdeen defeated First Division opponents Dundee. Aberdeen were knocked out in the third round by Second Division club East Fife.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Aberdeen entered the Scottish Cup in the fourth round stage.

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total SPL Scottish Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Jamie Langfield 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF Northern Ireland Rory McArdle 32 1 20+5 0 5+0 0 1+1 1
3 DF Scotland Ricky Foster 24 1 22+0 1 0+0 0 2+0 0
3 DF Scotland Mark Reynolds 21 0 16+0 0 5+0 0 0+0 0
4 MF Togo Yoann Folly 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 DF France Youl Mawéné 25 2 19+3 2 1+1 0 0+1 0
6 DF Scotland Andrew Considine 42 4 36+0 3 4+0 1 2+0 0
7 MF Scotland Chris Clark 30 1 16+8 1 2+2 0 2+0 0
8 MF England Robert Milsom 22 1 22+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
9 FW England Scott Vernon 42 13 35+1 11 5+0 2 1+0 0
10 FW Scotland Darren Mackie 23 3 8+11 1 0+2 0 2+0 2
11 MF Iceland Kári Árnason 40 3 31+2 3 5+0 0 2+0 0
13 DF Scotland Clark Robertson 12 0 9+0 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
14 FW New Zealand Rory Fallon 27 7 18+3 2 4+1 4 0+1 1
15 MF Scotland Peter Pawlett 24 0 5+15 0 1+1 0 2+0 0
16 MF England Isaac Osbourne 26 0 22+1 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
17 MF Scotland Fraser Fyvie 34 2 27+1 1 4+1 1 1+0 0
18 FW Algeria Mohamed Chalali 20 2 4+12 1 1+1 1 0+2 0
19 FW Scotland Michael Paton 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 GK Colombia David González 15 0 14+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
20 MF Scotland Stephen Hughes 8 0 3+2 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
21 FW Northern Ireland Josh Magennis 27 1 13+10 1 0+2 0 2+0 0
22 MF Scotland Ryan Jack 37 3 30+1 3 4+0 0 2+0 0
23 FW Scotland Mitchel Megginson 20 1 7+9 0 2+2 1 0+0 0
24 DF Scotland Nicky Low 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 DF Scotland Russell Anderson (c) 6 0 4+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 MF Scotland Gavin Rae 12 0 12+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 MF Scotland Ryan Fraser 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
32 GK Wales Jason Brown 26 0 20+0 0 5+0 0 1+0 0
33 MF Scotland Jamie Masson 4 1 3+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 FW Nigeria Danny Uchechi 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
41 MF Scotland Cammy Smith 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
47 FW Scotland Declan McManus 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

As of 12 May 2012

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Nat. Pos. Name SPL Scottish Cup League Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
22 Scotland MF Ryan Jack 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2
11 Iceland MF Kári Árnason 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
17 Scotland MF Fraser Fyvie 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
3 Scotland DF Ricky Foster 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
5 France DF Youl Mawéné 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
14 New Zealand FW Rory Fallon 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 Scotland FW Darren Mackie 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
21 Northern Ireland FW Josh Magennis 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
15 Scotland MF Peter Pawlett 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
6 Scotland DF Andrew Considine 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 1
7 Scotland MF Chris Clark 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
16 England MF Isaac Osbourne 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 Scotland DF Clark Robertson 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
9 England FW Scott Vernon 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 Northern Ireland DF Rory McArdle 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 England MF Robert Milsom 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 Scotland DF Mark Reynolds 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
18 Algeria FW Mohamed Chalali 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 Scotland MF Gavin Rae 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 Scotland GK Jamie Langfield 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

As of 12 May 2012

Goal scorers[edit]

Rank Player SPL SC LC Total
1. England Scott Vernon 11 2 0 13
2. New Zealand Rory Fallon 2 4 1 7
3. Scotland Andrew Considine 3 1 0 4
4. Iceland Kári Árnason 3 0 0 3
5. Scotland Darren Mackie 1 0 2 3
6. Scotland Ryan Jack 3 0 0 3
7. France Youl Mawéné 2 0 0 2
8. Algeria Mohamed Chalali 1 1 0 2
9. Scotland Fraser Fyvie 1 1 0 2
10. Scotland Jamie Masson 1 0 0 1
11. England Robert Milsom 1 0 0 1
12. Northern Ireland Rory McArdle 0 0 1 1
13. Scotland Ricky Foster 1 0 0 1
14. Northern Ireland Josh Magennis 1 0 0 1
15. Scotland Mitchel Megginson 0 1 0 1
15. Scotland Chris Clark 1 0 0 1

As of 12 May 2012

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Scottish Premier League 1 9 23 July 12 May
League Cup 2nd round 3rd Round 23 August 20 September
Scottish Cup 4th Round Semi-finals 7 January 14 April

Source: Competitions

League table[edit]

As of 12 May 2012
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
7 Kilmarnock 38 11 14 13 44 61 −17 47
8 St Mirren 38 9 16 13 39 51 −12 43
9 Aberdeen 38 9 14 15 36 44 −8 41
10 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 10 9 19 42 60 −18 39
11 Hibernian 38 8 9 21 40 67 −27 33
12 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 38 5 10 23 40 82 −42 25 Relegation to 2012–13 Scottish First Division

Source: BBC website
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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 9 14 15 36 44  −8 41 6 7 5 21 15  +6 3 7 10 15 29  −14

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 A H A H H A H H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H
Result D L L L W L D D L W W L L L D L D W W L D W D D W D D D D L L L W W L L D D
Position 4 10 10 11 10 11 11 10 11 9 7 7 10 11 11 12 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 6 7 8 7 7 8 8 9 8 7 8 9 9 9

Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results by opponent[edit]

Team Results[1] Points
1 2 3 4
Celtic 0–1 1–2 1–1 1
Dundee United 3–1 2–1 3–1 9
Dunfermline Athletic 4–0 3–3 1–0 0–3 7
Heart of Midlothian 0–3 0–0 0–3 1
Hibernian 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 5
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 6
Kilmarnock 2–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 3
Motherwell 0–1 1–2 0–1 0
Rangers 0–2 1–2 1–1 1
St Johnstone 0–0 2–1 0–0 5
St Mirren 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 3

Source: 2011–12 Scottish Premier League article

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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