Peter Weir (footballer)
|Full name||Peter Russell Weir|
|Date of birth||18 January 1958|
|Place of birth||Johnstone, Scotland|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Having been a supporter of Aberdeen as a boy, Peter joined the club from St Mirren in 1981 for £300,000 plus Ian Scanlon, which was then a club record; Alex McLeish, who had attended Barrhead High School and played in youth teams alongside Weir, was already at the club. He had been brought to St Mirren in 1978 by Alex Ferguson who left the Paisley club within days, but soon became manager of Aberdeen and sought to make his former signing part of his new team.
Weir made 237 appearances and scored 38 goals whilst at Pittodrie, and was capped by Scotland on six occasions. He won two League titles and three Scottish Cups, as well as the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1983, playing a crucial role in the final.
Weir returned to Aberdeen in its Youth system set-up.
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