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Eddie Turnbull era (1967 – 1971)

Aberdeen played their first official match in competitive European football in early September, 1967. This was a European Cup Winners' Cup first round game against KR Reykjavik of Iceland. The match ended in a 10–0 thrashing home victory for Aberdeen in front of packed Pittodrie. Among the scorers were Frank Munro (who got a hat-trick), Jim Storrie and Jimmy Smith who both grabbed two goals each This 10–0 debut result for Aberdeen on the European stage had bettered Dundee's 8–1 Scottish record drubbing of Cologne a few seasons previous. The return leg saw Aberdeen continue their fine European debut, in Reykjavik. The Dons' ran out 4–1 winners and won the tie 14–1 on aggregate. The party was soon stopped as Aberdeen were put out by Belgian outfits, Standard Liege. Aberdeen went down 3–0 in Liège, but redeemed themselves a bit, with a 2–0 win back at Pittodrie, but it was not enough, as Aberdeen were knocked out of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Two goals from Dave Robb and Harry Melrose saw off Bulgarian side Slavia Sofia in the 1968 Fairs Cup. A capacity crowd saw Aberdeen beat Spanish giants Real Zaragoza 2–1, however Aberdeen were given a real lesson by Zaragoza, as the scored 3 goals in the return leg, to put Aberdeen out, at only the second round.

Aberdeen had the distinction of being the very first team to be knocked out of a European competition on the football lottery of penalty kicks during the first round of the European Cup Winners' Cup of 1970–71, when after a thrilling 4–4 two legged aggregate scoreline against Hungarian outfit Honvéd, the match had gone all the way to penalties, the very first time this had happened in European football. Aberdeen were the losers on the night by 5 kicks to 4 in Budapest.

Jimmy Bonthrone era (1971 – 1975)

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Billy McNeil era (1977 – 1978)

Billy McNeil's only Aberdeen, European game, came against Belgian rookies RWD Molenbeek of Brussels. A good 0–0 draw away in the Belgium capital set the Dons' up nicely for the return leg at Pittodrie, however Drew Jarvie's goal could not prevent the Dons' loosing 2–1, as Aberdeen crashed out of the UEFA Cup in disappointing circumstances.

Sir Alex Ferguson era (1978 – 1986)

When Aberdeen played in Europe, chances were it was going to be against a big team from the continent, and very rarely did this not happen. during the following years in Aberdeens European runs they faced the might of teams such as Juventus, the mighty Borussia Mönchengladbach and the then dominant Liverpool. On each of these occasions the Dons came out on fairly convincing defeats, but this was all a learning curb for tiny Aberdeen, and the crowning moment was soon to come when the Dons had put all the lessons taught by the giants of the European stage, into good use.

It wasn't until season 1980–81 that Aberdeen finally made their breakthrough onto the biggest stage of them all, the European Cup. Aberdeen had dominated their league the season previous with the appointment of Sir Alex Ferguson as their manager and a rejuvenated young squad full of talent and flair, and most importantly a passion to win and produce big upsets on the day.

That was exactly what had happened when Aberdeen were drawn against a very young and very experienced Austria Memphis in the opening round of the European Cup campaign. Aberdeen had ground out a result at home winning by the narrowest of margins, and were full of confidence heading to Austria for the return leg. Aberdeen didn't disappoint the legions of Red Army supporters who had made their journey to follow their beloved team. Aberdeen were on the backfoot for most of the return leg, rarely advancing into the opponents half throughout the 90 minutes, but this team were built on a solid back line of Willie Miller and a young Alex McLeish with the final result on the day, a 0–0 shut-out. Aberdeen had done the near impossible by knocking Austria Memphis off their perch as a leading force in Europe in those days and advanced to round 2 where the draw had yet again sprung on the Dons a giant, the daunting task of Liverpool. The run would end in the next round when the dons were out played and eventually losing the two legged affair by 5 goals to 0. Aberdeen took this as another big lesson to learn, but the most memorable of adventures was now only 2 seasons away.

Aberdeen had produced an upset the next year in the UEFA Cup of 1981–82 by knocking out defending champions Ipswich Town in the opening round before going on to lose in the third round to future European Champions SV Hamburg.

The lessons had now been learnt and the time to shine was now upon the Dons, the season was 1982–83, and Aberdeen had qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup a competition Aberdeen had never really done all that well in previously. But all that was soon about to change.

Aberdeen entered the European Cup Winners' Cup of 1983 in the Qualifying stages due to Scotland's ranking in Europe being relatively low at that time. However this did not hinder the Dons as they got off to the best possible start against FC Sion of Switzerland. Aberdeen had all but sealed the tie in the first leg at Pittodrie with a crushing 7–0 victory of the Swiss side. This was Aberdeen's second biggest result in Europe of all time, and in the second leg Aberdeen wasted no time in sending a frightening message to the rest of the clubs competing for the prestigious European Cup Winners' Cup, with a 4–1 victory in Switzerland. FC Sion had been destroyed by Aberdeen 11–1 on aggregate.

This set up a tough tie in the opening round against unknown Dinamo Tirana from Albania. The first leg was close all the way with John Hewitt, a name that is famous to all Aberdeen fans for what he achieved later on the in tournament, getting the only goal of the game, and what turned out to be the only goal of the tie, as Aberdeen's first trip to Albania ended in a rather dull 0–0 shut-out. however that was enough to see Aberdeen yet again go marching on to the next round, with a hard earned 1–0 Aggregate victory.

In the second round Lech Poznań became Aberdeen's opponents. The team from Poland were not household names across the Continent, but were regarded as a good side and Aberdeen had to be cautious against them. In the first leg it was surprisingly straight-forward with the Dandies coming out of it with a good 2–0 victory. This result seemed to be built on an air of confidence around the hugely faithful Red Army, and a few started to believe that this team was on to something quite spectacular. Their visions of glory were not halted in the return leg in Poland with Aberdeen grinding out a well earned and yet again hard fought 1–0 victory. The Aggregate score-line was 3–0 and this had earned Aberdeen a passage to the Quarter-Finals of Europe for the very first time in the club's history, and arguably the biggest game in the clubs history, against a certain team from Germany.

The task was daunting to say the least, but the belief was there, if Aberdeen could somehow negotiate a way past the might and incredible team skill and power of the mighty Bayern München, then Aberdeen could win the tournament. This was the belief of the fans and everyone involved with the Dons, especially Sir Alex Ferguson. In the first leg the Dons had defended for their lives being hit by a constant barrage of German attacks, but Jim Leighton was in fine form not letting anything past him. The game had finished 0–0, and the amazement that Aberdeen had kept the game alive going into the second leg had stunned not only Aberdeen fans, but the whole of the United Kingdom, who at this point were right behind the Dons. The day before the second leg was a relatively bright one, but just before th kick-off the weather showed no mercy as a torrential rain storm had doused the North East in rain and high winds. Despite the awful weather the game was a thriller to say the least. Bayern Munich had taken the lead in the first half, but right on the stroke of half time Neil Simpson had thundered a shot past the German goalie to make it 1–1 with 45 minutes still left to play. The Dons were full of confidence knowing that their defence could hold out against the Germans if they could find another goal from somewhere, and the Dons also knew that they had to score or they would be eliminated by the away goal rule. With 14 minutes remaining, Bayern Munich regained the lead through a phenomenal volley from the edge of the box. The task was now more daunting than ever. Aberdeen had to find 2 goals in the space of 14 minutes or the dream would be all over. Aberdeen had a free-kick with only minutes remaining on the clock. It was in a promising position with John McMaster and Gordon Strachan hovering over the ball. They both ran right past the ball, making the Germans believe they had mistimed it but before the Germans had time to regain composure, Gordon Strachan turned and quickly floated the ball into the box which was met by the tall presence of Alex McLeish. The ball hit the goalkeepers glove but he could do nothing to keep it out. The Dons had equalised and it was 2–2. Literally seconds later Pittodrie witnessed its most defining moment. Straight from the kick-off, the ball was lofted straight up the park and into the Bayern Munich penalty area. John Hewitt managed to latch onto the ball, but many fans turned away in horror as he slipped when connecting with the ball, but it was to be sheer Dons delight as the ball nut-megged the German giant. Aberdeen had done the impossible, with 12 minutes remaining on the clock Aberdeen were 3–2 in front! The final whistle blew 12 agonising minutes later. Aberdeen had tamed the mighty Bayern Munich and sent them crashing out of Europe The aggregate scoreline read 3–2 in favour of Aberdeen. This was the greatest match ever played at Pittodrie. A European Semi-Final now awaited the Dons who were now making a huge reputation for themselves on the Continent.

In the Semi-Final Aberdeen had been drawn against another team who had shocked Europe on their travels, Waterschei. The Belgian outfit seemed to be doing an 'Aberdeen' in Europe knocking out big teams on their route to a European Semi-Final, but this team had more experience than the Dons. Any fear of a shock result was thrown well and truly out of the window as Aberdeen, on another fine night at Pittodrie in the opening leg completely destroyed the Belgians managing to rack up a fantastic scoreline of 5–1 heading into the second leg. Many fans after the home game had started to make arrangements for the final, never before had Aberdeen surrendered a 4 goal lead in Europe, and the fans knew their team was about to make history. In the second leg in Belgium Aberdeen struggled to make any impact and lost the game 1–0, however none of the travelling Dons fans cared. Their team had reached the holy grail, a final, but not just any final, a European Cup Winners Cup Final! But the best was yet to come.

Aberdeen were quickly becoming the talking point of Europe, never before had Aberdeen reached this stage of a European event, and Sir Alex Ferguson's men had well and truly put tiny Aberdeen on the map. The occasion was the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, the date was 11 May 1983, a date that has become etched into the hearts of every Aberdeen FC fan across the globe. But most importantly the team Aberdeen had to overcome, the last remaining giant of the tournament, and the clear favourites from day one of the campaign were none other than the biggest team in World Football at the time, the Spanish giants, Real Madrid Before the final the club released a song, 'The European Song', to coincide with the appearance in the Final. During the day before the final the Aberdeen fans had been pouring into Sweden, albeit by sea and by air. They had been terrific throughout the European run and did not disappoint in the final. Every single fan was well behaved and mixed well with the locals who were fast becoming taken in by Aberdeen FC and the legions of the Red Army. During the run up to kick-off, just like their Quarter-Final win over Bayern Munich at Pittodrie, the rain came thundering down and made the pitch very wet and dangerous to play on, but this did not halt the Dons who made a great start by taking the lead against Real Madrid through Eric Black, who, with the help of the bottom of the post, thundered the ball past the Spanish goalkeeper. Aberdeen were 1–0 up against Real Madrid! Sheer joy turned to heartache later in the first half when a poor back pass by Alex Mcleish left Real's forward one-on-one with Jim Leighton. He took the ball past Leighton who brought him down for a penalty. The penalty was easily converted and Real had equalised, it was 1–1 at half time. Aberdeen well and truly dominated the second half, but with chance after chance after chance going begging, it was getting edgy. The teams could not be separated after 90 minutes. it had ended 1–1, and the game was forced into extra time. Aberdeen quickly picked up where they left off, and it took until 10 minutes from the end of extra time for John Hewitt to score Aberdeen's most famous of goals. An inswinger from the far left of the field had left the Spanish goalkeeper rooted to his line. As it swung in, every Aberdeen fan who had the great fortune to watch the game were rising off their seats when they saw that it was John Hewitt who was clearly going to get to the ball, sheer nervous tension turned to phenomenal scenes of celebration as the ball hit john Hewitt on the head as he dived for it, and flew into the back of the net. With a little over 10 minutes remaining, Aberdeen led the mighty Spaniards Real Madrid 2–1! The Spaniards could not recover and the whistle blew. It was done. Aberdeen had beaten Real Madrid 2–1, becoming only the third team in Scottish football history to win on the European stage. Joining the likes of Celtic in 1967, and Rangers in 1972, now it was Aberdeen in 1983. This was followed up with the capture of the European Super Cup in December of that year, when SV Hamburg, the reigning European Cup Champions were beaten 2–0 over two legs thanks to goals by Neil Simpson and Mark McGhee at Pittodrie.

Aberdeen to this day are the last club from Scotland to have tasted success in Europe and the only club from Scotland to have won two European trophies.

Competition Round Date Opponent H/A Score[1] Aberdeen Scorer(s)[2] Attendance
Cup Winners Cup FR 13 September 1978 Bulgaria Marek Dimitrov A 2–3 Jarvie (5), Harper (76) 20,000
Cup Winners Cup FR 27 September 1978 Bulgaria Marek Dimitrov H 3–0 Strachan (63), Jarvie (75) Harper (81) 21,000
Cup Winners Cup SR 1 November 1978 Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf A 0–3 10,000
UEFA Cup FR 18 October 1979 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt H 1–1 Harper (52) 20,000
Cup Winners Cup FR 3 October 1979 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt A 0–1 20,000
European Cup FR 17 September 1980 Austria Austria Memphis H 1–0 McGhee (31) 20,000
European Cup FR 1 October 1980 Austria Austria Memphis A 0–0 37,000
European Cup SR 22 October 1980 England Liverpool H 0–1 24,000
European Cup SR 5 November 1980 England Liverpool H 0–4 36,182
UEFA Cup FR 16 September 1981 England Ipswich Town A 1–1 Hewitt (51) 18,535
UEFA Cup FR 30 September 1981 England Ipswich Town H 3–1 Strachan (19), Weir (55, 85) 24,000
UEFA Cup SR 21 October 1981 Romania Argeş Piteşti H 1–1 Strachan (11), Weir (24) Hewitt (44) 22,000
UEFA Cup SR 4 November 1981 Romania Argeş Piteşti A 2–2 Strachan (55 pen.), Hewitt (85) 8,760

Willie Miller era (1992 – 1995)

Round Date Opponent H/A Score[1] Aberdeen Scorer(s)[2] Attendance
FR 14 September 1993 Iceland Valur A 3–0 Shearer (8), Jess (28, 56) 656
FR 29 September 1993 Iceland Valur H 4–0 MillerShearer (8), Jess (28, 56) 10,004
SR 20 October 1993 Italy Torino A 2–3 Paatelainen (9), Jess (24) 30,000
SR 3 November 1993 Italy Torino H 1–2 Richardson (12) 21,665
QR 9 August 1995 Latvia Skonto Riga A 0–0 2,300
QR 23 August 1995 Latvia Skonto Riga H 1–1 Kane (90) 8,500

Roy Aitken era (1995 – 1997)

After winning the Scottish League Cup in 1995-96, Aberdeen qualified for the UEFA Cup. Following a 4-1 win in Lithuania against Zalgiris Vilnius, Aberdeen set a new record for the heaviest home European defeat in the second leg at Pittodrie by losing 3-1. It was still enough to go through 5-4 on aggregate. A 6-4 aggregate win over Barry Town of Wales in the next round was followed by a 2-0 defeat over two legs by Brondby in round two, who were then managed by future Aberdeen manager Ebbe Skovdahl.

Round Date Opponent H/A Score[1] Aberdeen Scorer(s)[2] Attendance
QR 6 August 1996 Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius A 4–1 Dodds (43, 81 pen), Glass (72), Shearer (90) 1,800
QR 20 August 1996 Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius H 1–3 Irvine (85) 8,772
FR 10 September 1996 Wales Barry Town H 3–1 Windass (7), Glass (56), Young (61) 13,400
FR 24 September 1996 Wales Barry Town A 3–3 Dodds (15, 25), Rowson (83) 6,500
SR 15 October 1996 Denmark Brøndby H 0–2 14,159
SR 29 October 1996 Denmark Brøndby A 0–0 12,005

Ebbe Skovdahl era (1999 – 2002)

Ebbe Skovdahl's first European tie, proved to be one to forget. In the Qualifying round for the UEFA Cup Aberdeen were drawn against Irish side, Bohemians. In the first tie - at home - Aberdeen went one nil up thanks to a goal from Robbie Winters. Bohemians then equalised and later took the lead with a last minute winner. The return leg saw Aberdeen take the lead, when David Morrison nicked the ball off of Robbie Winters, only to see the ball roll past his keeper and into the empty net. The single goal wasn't enough, as Aberdeen went out on away goals rule again and became the first Scottish team to be knocked out by an Irish team. Skovdahl's next tie - in 2002 - went a little better, a single Darren Mackie goal was enough to see Aberdeen eliminate Moldovan opposition, in the face of Nistru Otaci. Aberdeen were then drawn against Hertha Berlin of Germany. The tie itself remained goalless, until in the last minute of the second leg, Michael Preetz scored what proved to be the winning goal. Aberdeen were once again out of Europe at an early stage.

Round Date Opponent H/A Score[1] Aberdeen Scorer(s)[2] Attendance
QR 11 August 2000 Republic of Ireland Bohemians H 1–2 Winters (62) 13,638
QR 15 August 2000 Republic of Ireland Bohemians A 1–0 Morrison o.g. (68) 8,000
QR 15 August 2002 Moldova Nistru Otaci H 1–0 Mackie (59) 9,894
QR 29 August 2002 Moldova Nistru Otaci A 0–0 4,000
FR 17 September 2002 Germany Hertha Berlin H 0–0 10,180
FR 1 October 2002 Germany Hertha Berlin A 0–1 30,770

Jimmy Calderwood era (2004 – 2009)

Jimmy Calderwood took over from Steve Paterson in 2004, he had to wait three years before he tasted European action at Aberdeen. His first game, came against the Ukrainian opposition of Dnipro. After a 0–0 draw at home, Aberdeen had it all to do in the second leg. They got their breakthrough midway through the second half when Darren Mackie headed home a Richard Foster cross. Dnipro later equalised through Andriy Vorobei, but Mackie's goal was enough to see Aberdeen through to the group stages, on the away goals rule. Aberdeen were drawn in a group, consisting of tough European opponents. The first game - away to Panathinaikos ended in a 3–0 defeat. The next home game against Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow proved to be a bit more successful. Aberdeen took the lead when Zander Diamond headed in a Barry Nicholson corner. The Russians later equalised when Branislav Ivanovic headed in a corner on the stroke of half time - the game finished 1–1. Aberdeen then played Spanish giants Athletico Madrid in the Vicente Calderon Stadium. The Dons' did the selves proud, despite losing 2–0. Diego Forlan converted a controversial penalty again just before half-time. The lead was later doubled when Simao's free-kick hit the post and then rebounded off of Jamie Langfield and into the net. Aberdeen went into their final group game against Copenhagen, knowing that a win would see them progress to the next round. A 4–0 demolition of the Danish champions brought back memories of the Ferguson era. Two goals from Jaime Smith, an own goal from Mikael Antonsson and a goal from Richard Foster saw Aberdeen safely through to the next round, where they would face much tougher opposition. Aberdeen were then drawn against German giants Bayern Munich. The Dons' would host the first game, which proved to be another memorable night for the sell-out crowd. Aberdeen opened the scoring when on-loan midfielder Josh Walker curled a shot from outside the box and beat stand-in goalkeeper Michael Rensing comfortably. Bayern showed their quality and equalised a few minutes later, when Miroslav Klose raced on to a flick on by Luca Toni and smashed the ball into the top corner of the net. Aberdeen then re-took the lead when another on-loan midfielder Sone Aluko should great skill and composure to flick the ball over the defender Lucio and hit a volleyed shot which beat Rensing again. Bayern then equalised again when Alan Maybury was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box, Jamie Langfield saved the resulting penalty, however the ball rebounded back to Hamit Altintop who made no mistake this time. The game finished 2–2 and Aberdeen would to well to take a huge amount of respect from that game. The European adventure - sadly - came to an end in the impressive Allianz Arena. Bayern put five goals passed the Dons'. Defenders Lucio and Daniel Van Buyten put ahead before half time. Second half goals from Mark van Bommel and a double from Lukas Podolski ensured that Aberdeen's European journey would come to an end. Aberdeen did score a consolation goal through Steve Lovell. However it proved not to be enough as Aberdeen went out 7–3 on aggregate.

Round Date Opponent H/A Score[1] Aberdeen Scorer(s)[2] Attendance Report
FR 20 September 2007 Ukraine Dnipro H 0–0 15,431 BBC Sport
FR 4 October 2007 Ukraine Dnipro A 1–1 Mackie (28) 26,275 BBC Sport
GS 25 October 2007 Greece Panathinaikos A 0–3 8,154 BBC Sport
GS 8 November 2007 Russia Lokomotiv Moscow H 1–1 Diamond (27) 18,843 BBC Sport
GS 29 November 2007 Spain Atlético Madrid A 0–3 30,000 BBC Sport
GS 20 December 2007 Denmark Copenhagen H 4–0 Smith (47, 55), Antonsson (71 o.g.), Foster (83) 20,446 BBC Sport
Ro32 13 February 2008 Germany Bayern Munich H 2–2 Walker (23), Aluko (40) 20,047 BBC Sport
Ro32 21 February 2008 Germany Bayern Munich A 5–1 Lovell (83) 66,000 BBC Sport

Mark McGhee era (2009 - present)

Aberdeen would be one of many teams taking part in the newly re-branded UEFA Europa League. McGhee's first tie was against Czech Republic side SK Sigma Olomouc. The tie ended in a record 8-1 aggregate defeat for Aberdeen.

Round Date Opponent H/A Score[1] Aberdeen Scorer(s)[2] Attendance Report
TQR 30 July 2009 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc H 1–5 Mulgrew 23 13,973 BBC Sport
TQR 6 August 2009 Czech Republic Sigma Olomouc A 0–3 7,405 BBC Sport

Team Statistics



Season Competition Round Opposition Score
Leg 1 Leg 2
1967–68 European Cup Winners' Cup First Round Iceland KR Reykjavik 10–0 4–1
Second Round Belgium Standard Liège 0–3 2–0
1968–69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First Round Bulgaria Slavia Sofia 0–0 2–0
Second Round Spain Real Zaragoza 2–1 0–3
1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup First Round Hungary Honvéd 3–1 1–3¹
1971–72 UEFA Cup First Round Spain Celta Vigo 2–0 1–0
Second Round Italy Juventus 0–2 1–1
1972–73 UEFA Cup First Round West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–3 3–6
1973–74 UEFA Cup First Round Republic of Ireland Finn Harps 4–1 3–1
Second Round England Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 1–4
1977–78 UEFA Cup First Round Belgium R.W.D. Molenbeek 0–0 1–2
1978–79 European Cup Winners' Cup First Round Bulgaria PFC Marek Dimitrov 2–3 3–0
Second Round West Germany Fortuna Dusseldorf 0–3 2–0
1979–80 UEFA Cup First Round West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1–1 0–1
1980–81 European Cup First Round Austria Austria Memphis 1–0 0–0
Second Round England Liverpool 0–1 0–4
1981–82 UEFA Cup First Round England Ipswich Town 1–1 3–1
Second Round Romania FC Argeş Piteşti 3–0 2–2
Third Round West Germany SV Hamburg 3–2 1–3
1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup Qualifier Switzerland Sion 7–0 4–1
First Round Albania Dinamo Tirana 1–0 0–0
Second Round Poland Lech Poznań 2–0 1–0
Quarter-Final West Germany Bayern Munich 0–0 3–2
Semi-Final Belgium Waterschei 5–1 0–1
Final Spain Real Madrid 2–1
1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup First Round Iceland IA Akranes 2–1 1–1
Second Round Belgium Beveren 0–0 4–1
1983 European Super Cup Final West Germany SV Hamburg 0–0 2–0
1983–84 European Cup Winners’ Cup Quarter-Final Bulgaria Újpest Dosza 0–2 3–0
Semi-Final Portugal F.C. Porto 0–1 0–1
1984–85 European Cup First Round East Germany Dynamo Berlin 2–1 1–2
1985–86 European Cup First Round Iceland IA Akranes 3–1 4–1
Second Round Switzerland Servette 0–0 1–0
Quarter Final Sweden IFK Gothenburg 2–2 0–0
1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup First Round Switzerland Sion 2–1 0–3
1987–88 UEFA Cup First Round Republic of Ireland Bohemians 0–0 1–0
Second Round Netherlands Feyenoord 2–1 0–1
1988–89 UEFA Cup First Round East Germany Dynamo Dresden 0–0 0–2
1989–90 UEFA Cup First Round Austria Rapid Vienna 2–1 0–1
1990–91 UEFA Cup First Round Cyprus Nea Salamina 2–0 3–0
Second Round Poland Legia Warsaw 0–0 0–1
1991–92 UEFA Cup First Round Denmark BK 1903 0–1 0–2
1993–94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First Round Iceland Valur 3–0 4–0
Second Round Italy Torino 2–3 1–2
1994–95 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Latvia Skonto Riga 0–0 1–1
1996–97 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 4–1 1–3
First Round Wales Barry Town FC 3–1 3–3
Second Round Denmark Brondby 0–2 0–0
2000–01 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Republic of Ireland Bohemians 1–2 1–0
2003–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round Moldova Nistru Otaci 1–0 0–0
First Round Germany Hertha Berlin 0–0 0–1
2007–08 UEFA Cup First Round Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0–0 1–1
Group B Greece Panathinaikos 0–3
Group B Russia Lokomotiv Moscow 1–1
Group B Spain Atlético Madrid 0–2
Group B Denmark FC Copenhagen 4–0
Third Round Germany Bayern Munich 2–2 1–5
2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Czech Republic SK Sigma Olomouc 1–5 0–3

By Country

Country Pld W D L GF GA
Albania Albania 2 1 1 0 1 0
Austria Austria 4 2 1 1 3 2
Belgium Belgium 8 3 2 3 12 8
Bulgaria Bulgaria 4 2 1 1 7 3
England England 6 1 2 3 6 12
Cyprus Cyprus 2 2 0 0 5 0
Czech Republic Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 1 8
Denmark Denmark 5 1 1 3 4 5
East Germany East Germany 4 1 1 2 3 5
Greece Greece 1 0 0 1 0 3
West Germany West Germany 16 4 5 7 20 29
Netherlands Holland 2 1 0 1 2 2
Hungary Hungary 4 2 0 2 7 6
Iceland Iceland 8 7 1 0 31 5
Republic of Ireland Ireland 6 4 1 1 10 4
Italy Italy 4 0 1 3 4 8
Latvia Latvia 2 0 2 0 1 1
Lithuania Lithuania 2 1 0 1 5 4
Moldova Moldova 2 1 1 0 1 0
Poland Poland 4 2 1 1 3 1
Portugal Portugal 2 0 0 2 0 2
Romania Romania 2 1 1 0 5 2
Russia Russia 1 0 1 0 1 1
Spain Spain 6 4 0 2 7 7
Sweden Sweden 2 0 2 0 2 2
Switzerland Switzerland 6 4 1 1 14 5
Ukraine Ukraine 2 0 2 0 1 1
Wales Wales 2 1 1 0 6 4

By Competition

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
UEFA Cup 52 15 17 20 67 70 −3
Cup Winners' Cup 35 21 4 10 75 33 +42
European Cup 12 5 4 3 15 12 +3
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 4 2 1 1 4 4 0
UEFA Europa League 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7
Super Cup 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2
Total 107 44 27 36 164 127 +37

Player Statistics


14 goals
12 goals
10 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goals
Own goals


  • ¹ - After a 4–4 draw with Hungarian side Honvéd, over two legs, Aberdeen became the first European club in history to be knocked out on penalty kicks.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Aberdeen's score is shown first.
  2. ^ a b c d e f The number(s) in brackets shows the minute the goal(s) was/were scored.
  3. ^ "European Pedigree - Dons in Europe". Aberdeen F.C.. http://www.afc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/forcereg/dons/0,,10284,00.html?. Retrieved 2008-04-01.  


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