2014–15 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen
2014–15 season
Chairman Stewart Milne
Manager Derek McInnes
Stadium Pittodrie Stadium
Scottish Premiership Runners Up
Europa League Third qualifying round
League Cup Semi Finals
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Adam Rooney (18)

All:
Adam Rooney (28)
Highest home attendance 19,051 vs.
Celtic
Premiership
9 November 2014
Lowest home attendance 6,454 vs.
Livingston
League Cup
23 September 2014
Average home league attendance 13,359
Home colours
Away colours

The 2014–15 season was Aberdeen's 101st season in the top flight of Scottish football and the second in the Scottish Premiership.[1] Aberdeen also competed in the Europa League, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Season summary[edit]

After securing second spot, manager Derek McInnes was nominated for manager of the year.[2] After banging in almost 30 goals in the season for the club, Adam Rooney was nominated for PFA player of the year.[3] Adam Rooney and Shay Logan were named in PFA Scotland Team of the Year.

Results & Fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Friendly matches[edit]

Aberdeen played five friendly matches; four took place in pre-season and one in March.

Scottish Premiership[edit]

Results[edit]

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Qualifying phase[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

During the 2014–15 season, Aberdeen have used twenty nine different players in competitive games. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.

Appearances[edit]

As of 24 May 2015
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premiership Europa League League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Jamie Langfield 19 0 13 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF England Shay Logan 45 4 35 3 6 1 3 0 1 0
3 DF Scotland Andrew Considine 45 2 36+1 2 3+1 0 2+1 0 1 0
4 DF Scotland Russell Anderson (c) 7 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF Wales Ash Taylor 37 3 31+1 2 1+1 0 2 1 1 0
6 DF Scotland Mark Reynolds 47 3 37 2 6 1 3 0 1 0
7 MF England Jeffrey Monakana 10 0 0+10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 MF Scotland Kenny McLean 13 0 11+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland Willo Flood 33 0 22+3 0 6 0 2 0 0 0
9 FW Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney 47 28 32+5 18 5+1 6 3 4 1 0
10 FW Northern Ireland Niall McGinn 45 7 34+2 5 6 2 2 0 1 0
11 MF Republic of Ireland Jonny Hayes 41 4 31 3 6 1 3 0 1 0
14 FW Scotland Cammy Smith 29 2 5+18 2 0+2 0 0+3 0 0+1 0
15 MF Scotland Barry Robson 27 0 9+11 0 4+1 0 0+2 0 0 0
16 MF Scotland Peter Pawlett 45 7 28+8 6 5 1 3 0 1 0
17 FW Scotland David Goodwillie 38 6 21+10 6 1+3 0 2 0 1 0
18 MF Scotland Nicky Low 13 1 3+4 1 0+5 0 1 0 0 0
19 DF Scotland Clark Robertson 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 GK England Scott Brown 29 0 25 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
21 DF Republic of Ireland Joe Shaughnessy 3 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF Scotland Ryan Jack 42 3 30+2 3 6 0 3 0 1 0
25 FW Scotland Lawrence Shankland 17 0 2+15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF Montserrat Donervon Daniels 10 1 7+2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 MF England Andrew Driver 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF Scotland Kieran Gibbons 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 DF Scotland Daniel Harvie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 MF Scotland Frank Ross 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 FW Scotland Scott Wright 3 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
Players who left the club on loan during the 2014–15 season
23 MF Scotland Jamie Masson (on loan to Brechin City F.C.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 FW Scotland Declan McManus (on loan to Greenock Morton F.C.) 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Scotland Craig Storie (on loan to Brechin City F.C.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Scotland Craig Murray (on loan to Ayr United F.C.) 2 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 GK Republic of Ireland Danny Rogers (on loan to Dumbarton F.C.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 24 May 2015
Number Nation Position Name Premiership Europa League League Cup Scottish Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
2 England DF Shay Logan 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
3 Scotland DF Andrew Considine 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
4 Scotland DF Russell Anderson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 Scotland DF Mark Reynolds 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 England MF Jeffrey Monakana 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 Republic of Ireland MF Willo Flood 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Adam Rooney 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
11 Republic of Ireland MF Jonny Hayes 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
15 Scotland MF Barry Robson 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
16 Scotland MF Peter Pawlett 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
17 Scotland FW David Goodwillie 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
18 Scotland MF Nicky Low 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 Republic of Ireland DF Joe Shaughnessy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 Scotland MF Ryan Jack 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
TOTALS 43 2 8 0 3 0 1 0 55 2

Goal scorers[edit]

As of 24 May 2015
Ranking Nation Number Name Scottish Premiership Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
1 Republic of Ireland 9 Adam Rooney 18 0 4 6 28
2 Scotland 16 Peter Pawlett 6 0 0 1 7
Northern Ireland 10 Niall McGinn 5 0 0 2 7
4 Scotland 17 David Goodwillie 6 0 0 0 6
5 England 2 Shay Logan 3 0 0 1 4
Wales 5 Ash Taylor 3 0 1 0 4
Republic of Ireland 11 Jonny Hayes 3 0 0 1 4
8 Scotland 6 Mark Reynolds 2 0 0 1 3
Scotland 22 Ryan Jack 3 0 0 0 3
10 Scotland 3 Andrew Considine 2 0 0 0 2
Scotland 14 Cammy Smith 2 0 0 0 2
12 Scotland 18 Nicky Low 1 0 0 0 1
Montserrat 28 Donervon Daniels 0 0 1 0 1
Own Goal 3 1 0 0 4
TOTALS 57 1 6 12 76

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 29 5 4 84 17 +67 92 Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
2 Aberdeen 38 23 6 9 57 33 +24 75 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 19 8 11 52 42 +10 65 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round[a]
4 St Johnstone 38 16 9 13 34 34 0 57 Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
5 Dundee United 38 17 5 16 58 56 +2 56
Source: Scottish Premiership
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Inverness Caledonian Thistle qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League by winning the 2014–15 Scottish Cup.

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 A H A H H H A A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H A H
Result L W L W L W W D W L W W L W W W W W W W W D D W W W L W D D W W W W L L D L
Position 12 7 9 8 9 7 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Last updated: 24 May 2015.
Source: BBC Sport

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

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 23 6 9 57 33  +24 75 12 3 4 32 15  +17 11 3 5 25 18  +7

Source: BBC Sport

Results by opponent[edit]

Aberdeen score first

Team Results Points
1 2 3 4
Celtic 1-2 1-2 0-4 0-1 0
Dundee 3-2 3-3 1-1 1-1 6
Dundee United 0-3 2-0 1-0 0-1 6
Hamilton Academical 0-3 3-0 3-0 X 6
Inverness C.T. 3-2 1-0 1-0 2-1 12
Kilmarnock 2-0 1-0 2-1 X 9
Motherwell 1-0 2-0 2-1 X 9
Partick Thistle 2-0 1-0 0-0 X 7
Ross County 3-0 1-0 4-0 X 9
St Johnstone 0-1 2-0 1-1 0-1 4
St Mirren 2-2 2-0 3-0 X 7

Source: 2014–15 Scottish Premier League Results Table

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "New SPFL branding is unveiled". skysports.com. SKY Sports. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Manager of the Year nominations". SPFL. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "PFA Scotland nominations". SPFL. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dons Land Logan". Aberdeen FC. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Aberdeen sign keeper Scott Brown and defender Ash Taylor". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Aberdeen: David Goodwillie pens one year deal at Pittodrie". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dons sign Kenny McLean for £275,000". evening express. evening express. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Aberdeen: Andrew Driver signs a deal until the end of the season". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Aberdeen retain Russell Anderson, Barry Robson and Nicky Low but release trio". Sky Sports. skysports.com. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Scott Vernon: Shrewsbury Town sign striker from Aberdeen, BBC Sport
  11. ^ Stevenage sign Calvin Zola and Dean Wells, BBC Sport
  12. ^ "Josh Magennis signs after leaving Aberdeen". BBC Sport. bbc.co.uk/sport. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Aberdeen land Brighton winger Jeffrey Monakana on loan". BBC Sport. bbc.co.uk/sport. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Aberdeen land defender Donervon Daniels from West Brom". BBC Sport. bbc.co.uk/sport. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Danny Rogers joins Dumbarton on loan". afc.co.uk. Aberdeen F.C. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Dons striker goes back out on loan". afc.co.uk. Aberdeen F.C. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Craig becomes an honest man". afc.co.uk. Aberdeen F.C. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "Midfielder joins Brechin on loan". afc.co.uk. Aberdeen F.C. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.