Aberdeen F.C. (1881)

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Full name Aberdeen Football Club
Founded 1881
Dissolved 1903
Ground Pittodrie Park

Aberdeen Football Club were a Scottish football team formed in 1881. On 14 April 1903 they merged with the two other Aberdeen clubs Victoria United and Orion to form the current Aberdeen Football Club.[1]

The club's first-ever game was a 1–4 defeat at Coupar Angus. Aberdeen played their first Scottish Cup tie against Dundee Harp in 1882. The club won its first trophy in 1888, the Aberdeenshire Cup. In 1891, Aberdeen became a founder member of the newly formed Northern League.


On 1 February 1899, the club moved into Pittodrie Stadium which had previously been a dung hill for the city's police horses. They had previously played at Holburn Cricket Ground, the Aberdeen Grammar School grounds and The Chanonry.[2]

Playing colours[edit]

For most of their history (1888 to 1903), the club's colours were white shirt, blue short, and blue socks.[3]