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Doug Bell Squad Index
Information:
1981-82 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Central Midfielder
Date of Birth:
05th September 1959
Birthplace:
Paisley
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
12st 1lbs
Signed:
23rd June 1979
Career History:
Cumbernauld United
St Mirren 4th February 1978
Aberdeen 23rd June 1979
Rangers 14th August 1985 £115,000
St Mirren (On Loan) 16th Augsut 1986 - September 1986
Hibernian 2nd January 1987 £30,000
Shrewsbury Town 26th December 1987 £35,000
Hull City (On Loan) 23rd March 1989 - April 1989
Birmingham City 13th October 1989 £57,500
Partick Thistle 15th July 1991 Free Transfer
Portadown 1992 Free Transfer
Clyde 29th July 1993
Elgin City 1994
Alloa Athletic 24th March 1995
Albion Rovers August 1995, Freed - 22nd March 1996
Linlithgow Rose 1996-97
Kilsyth Rangers 1998-99 Manager
Vale of Clyde 1999-2000 Manager
Ballieston 2001-2002
Clyde Reserve & U-19s Coach July 2005
Clyde Caretaker Manager 5th January 2008 to 19th January 2008, Assistant Manager June 2008 to 8th February 2011
 
Profile:
Signed on a free from St Mirren by Alex Ferguson in 1979, Bell went on to become a vital part of the Aberdeen success in Europe. His direct running and natural ability were well suited on the European stage. Often kept by Alex Ferguson for the big occasion, was injured before the 1983 ECWC Final. Transferred to Rangers in 1985 for £160,000.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
29/07/1979
Fraserburgh 2-3 Aberdeen
Testimonial 1,200 19 Start
30/07/1979
Buckie Thistle 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Sub
11/08/1979
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,500 19 Sub
22/08/1979
Arbroath 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup R1 2L 2,174 19 Sub
05/09/1979
Aberdeen 1-1 Leicester City
Friendly 8,000 20 Start
29/09/1979
Dundee 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,817 20 Start
20/10/1979
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 12,000 20 Sub
31/10/1979
Aberdeen 3-2 Celtic
League Cup QF 1L 24,000 20 Sub
26/01/1980
Arbroath 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 5,764 20 Sub
30/01/1980
Aberdeen 5-0 Arbroath
Scottish Cup R3 REP 9,127 20 Sub
02/02/1980
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,661 20 Start
09/02/1980
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,900 20 Start
16/02/1980
Aberdeen 8-0 Airdrie
Scottish Cup R4 10,410 20 Start
08/03/1980
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 8,584 20 Sub
15/03/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 10,000 20 Sub
29/03/1980
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 20,000 20 Sub
01/04/1980
Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 20 Start
05/04/1980
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 40,000 20 Sub
12/04/1980
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
Scottish Cup SF 44,000 20 Sub
07/05/1980
Partick Thistle 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,000 20 Sub
30/07/1980
Morton 2-4 Aberdeen
Drybrough Cup SF 20 Sub
02/08/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Drybrough Cup F 8,000 20 Start
16/08/1980
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 13,729 20 Sub
27/08/1980
Aberdeen 8-1 Berwick Rangers
League Cup R2 1L 7,570 20 Sub
30/08/1980
Berwick Rangers 0-4 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2L 1,188 20 Start
03/09/1980
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 1L 30,000 20 Sub
06/09/1980
Aberdeen 6-0 Morton
Premier Division 9,485 21 Sub
13/09/1980
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 30,000 21 Sub
17/09/1980
Aberdeen 1-0 Austria Memphis
European Cup R1 1L 18,633 21 Sub
20/09/1980
Partick Thistle 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,000 21 Start
24/09/1980
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
League Cup R3 2L 23,926 21 Start
27/09/1980
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Premier Division 23,000 21 Start
01/10/1980
Austria Memphis 0-0 Aberdeen
European Cup R1 2L 37,000 21 Start
04/10/1980
Heart of Midlothian 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,873 21 Start
08/10/1980
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 1L 10,500 21 Start
11/10/1980
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 11,164 21 Sub
22/10/1980
Aberdeen 0-1 Liverpool
European Cup R2 1L 23,934 21 Sub
25/10/1980
Dundee United 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,043 21 Start
29/10/1980
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee
League Cup QF 2L 14,925 21 Start
05/11/1980
Liverpool 4-0 Aberdeen
European Cup R2 2L 36,182 21 Start
08/11/1980
Celtic 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 29,000 21 Start
15/11/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 12,268 21 Start
27/12/1980
Aberdeen 4-1 Celtic
Premier Division 23,930 21 Start
30/12/1980
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 23,573 21 Start
24/01/1981
Raith Rovers 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 10,000 21 Start
07/02/1981
Aberdeen 0-1 Morton
Premier Division 12,005 21 Start
14/02/1981
Morton 1-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 8,578 21 Start
28/03/1981
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 35,200 21 Start
18/04/1981
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrieonians
Premier Division 7,000 21 Start
22/04/1981
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Premier Division 15,000 21 Start
25/04/1981
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,369 21 Start
25/07/1981
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,985 21 Start
01/08/1981
Aberdeen 3-0 West Ham United
Aberdeen Tournament 12,500 21 Start
02/08/1981
Aberdeen 5-1 Southampton
Aberdeen Tournament F 11,000 21 Start
08/08/1981
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
League Cup G3 9,000 21 Start
12/08/1981
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 10,500 21 Start
15/08/1981
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrie
League Cup G3 7,000 21 Start
19/08/1981
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup G3 8,600 21 Start
22/08/1981
Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 3,100 21 Start
26/08/1981
Airdrie 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 3,000 21 Start
29/08/1981
Dundee United 4-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,598 21 Start
02/09/1981
Aberdeen 5-0 Berwick Rangers
League Cup QF 1L 6,500 21 Start
05/09/1981
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
Premier Division 18,825 22 Start
30/09/1981
Aberdeen 3-1 Ipswich Town
UEFA Cup R1 2L 24,000 22 Sub
28/10/1981
Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee United
League Cup SF 2L 21,000 22 Sub
28/11/1981
Aberdeen 0-0 Airdrie
Premier Division 8,030 22 Start
09/12/1981
Hamburg 3-1 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R3 2L 45,000 22 Sub
30/12/1981
Aberdeen 2-1 Heart of Midlothian
Friendly 3,000 22 Start
06/01/1982
Norwich City 1-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 4,000 22 Start
23/01/1982
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 12,679 22 Start
30/01/1982
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
Premier Division 20,000 22 Start
03/02/1982
Partick Thistle 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,307 22 Start
06/02/1982
Aberdeen 0-0 Morton
Premier Division 7,217 22 Start
13/02/1982
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Scottish Cup R4 24,000 22 Sub
27/02/1982
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Premier Division 8,961 22 Start
03/04/1982
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Scottish Cup SF 16,782 22 Sub
21/04/1982
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
Premier Division 15,700 22 Start
24/04/1982
Aberdeen 2-0 Airdrie
Premier Division 8,000 22 Start
01/05/1982
Dundee 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,415 22 Start
03/05/1982
Aberdeen 3-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 7,000 22 Start
08/05/1982
Aberdeen 5-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 9,000 22 Sub
12/05/1982
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,942 22 Sub
22/05/1982
Aberdeen 4-1 Rangers
Scottish Cup F 53,788 22 Sub
18/08/1982
Aberdeen 7-0 Sion
European Cup Winners Cup PR2 1L 13,000 22 Start
21/08/1982
Aberdeen 3-0 Dumbarton
League Cup G2 6,500 22 Start
25/08/1982
Aberdeen 3-0 Morton
League Cup G2 11,000 22 Start
28/08/1982
Dundee 1-5 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 7,000 22 Start
01/09/1982
Sion 1-4 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R2 2L 2,400 22 Start
04/09/1982
Dundee United 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,683 22 Start
08/09/1982
Dumbarton 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 750 23 Sub
11/09/1982
Aberdeen 4-1 Morton
Premier Division 7,500 23 Sub
15/09/1982
Aberdeen 1-0 Dinamo Tirane
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 15,000 23 Start
25/09/1982
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Premier Division 20,300 23 Start
29/09/1982
Dinamo Tirane 0-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L 20,000 23 Start
09/10/1982
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 29,733 23 Start
16/10/1982
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division 10,800 23 Start
20/10/1982
Aberdeen 2-0 Lech Poznan
European Cup Winners Cup R2 1L 17,600 23 Start
23/10/1982
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,400 23 Start
30/10/1982
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,400 23 Start
03/11/1982
Lech Poznan 0-1 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R2 2L 30,000 23 Start
13/11/1982
Morton 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,500 23 Sub
20/11/1982
Aberdeen 4-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 10,300 23 Start
27/11/1982
Rangers 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 23,000 23 Start
04/12/1982
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,929 23 Start
11/12/1982
Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic
Premier Division 24,000 23 Start
01/01/1983
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 14,000 23 Start
03/01/1983
Dundee United 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 17,851 23 Start
08/01/1983
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Premier Division 12,600 23 Start
15/01/1983
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,530 23 Start
22/01/1983
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
Premier Division 21,600 23 Start
29/01/1983
Hibernian 1-4 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 14,289 23 Start
08/02/1983
Aberdeen 5-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 13,300 23 Start
12/02/1983
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 42,831 23 Start
19/02/1983
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup R4 19,000 23 Start
26/02/1983
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Premier Division 11,500 23 Start
02/03/1983
Bayern Munich 0-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup QF 1L 35,000 23 Start
12/03/1983
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 12,092 23 Start
19/03/1983
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 22,800 23 Start
06/04/1983
Aberdeen 5-1 Waterschei
European Cup Winners Cup SF 1L 24,500 23 Start
09/04/1983
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 19,800 23 Start
16/04/1983
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Scottish Cup SF 51,152 23 Start
05/05/1983
Aberdeen 5-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 12,000 23 Sub
31/07/1983
Dinamo Bucharest 2-0 Aberdeen
Kirn Tournament 23 Sub
15/08/1983
Ipswich Town 3-0 Aberdeen
Testimonial 23 Start
17/08/1983
Manchester United 2-2 Aberdeen
Testimonial 18,000 23 Start
20/08/1983
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Premier Division 14,304 23 Sub
24/08/1983
Aberdeen 9-0 Raith Rovers
League Cup R2 1L 9,650 23 Start
27/08/1983
Raith Rovers 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2L 3,000 23 Start
31/08/1983
Aberdeen 4-0 Meadowbank Thistle
League Cup G3 10,000 23 Start
03/09/1983
Aberdeen 5-0 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 12,400 23 Start
07/09/1983
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 5,100 24 Start
10/09/1983
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,217 24 Start
14/09/1983
Akranes 1-2 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 5,500 24 Start
17/09/1983
Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 27,500 24 Start
24/09/1983
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 21,100 24 Start
28/09/1983
Aberdeen 1-1 Akranes
European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L 12,500 24 Sub
19/10/1983
Beveren 0-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R2 1L 21,000 24 Start
22/10/1983
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Premier Division 22,800 24 Start
26/10/1983
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Johnstone
League Cup G3 12,700 24 Start
29/10/1983
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,849 24 Start
02/11/1983
Aberdeen 4-1 Beveren
European Cup Winners Cup R2 2L 22,500 24 Start
05/11/1983
St. Johnstone 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,074 24 Start
09/11/1983
Meadowbank Thistle 1-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 2,700 24 Start
12/11/1983
Aberdeen 3-0 Rangers
Premier Division 22,800 24 Start
19/11/1983
Aberdeen 2-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 19,000 24 Start
22/11/1983
Hamburg 0-0 Aberdeen
European Super Cup F 1L 15,000 24 Start
26/11/1983
Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 16,902 24 Start
30/11/1983
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 11,019 24 Start
03/12/1983
Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 17,700 24 Start
10/12/1983
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 25,867 24 Start
17/12/1983
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 14,000 24 Start
20/12/1983
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamburg
European Super Cup F 2L 22,500 24 Start
24/12/1983
St. Mirren 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,654 24 Start
31/12/1983
Aberdeen 5-2 Dundee
Premier Division 18,250 24 Start
07/01/1984
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,500 24 Start
28/01/1984
Aldershot 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,000 24 Start
04/02/1984
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Premier Division 23,000 24 Sub
11/02/1984
Motherwell 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,051 24 Start
03/03/1984
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 14,500 24 Start
07/03/1984
Ujpest Doza 2-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup QF 1L 29,000 24 Start
10/03/1984
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup SF REP 41,169 24 Start
21/03/1984
Aberdeen 3-0 Ujpest Doza
European Cup Winners Cup QF 2L 22,800 24 Start
11/04/1984
Porto 1-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup SF 1L 65,000 24 Start
14/04/1984
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup SF 17,654 24 Sub
18/04/1984
Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 19,562 24 Start
21/04/1984
St. Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,197 24 Start
25/04/1984
Aberdeen 0-1 Porto
European Cup Winners Cup SF 2L 23,000 24 Start
28/04/1984
Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,663 24 Sub
30/04/1984
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 11,500 24 Start
19/05/1984
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup F 58,900 24 Sub
04/08/1984
Stuttgart Kickers 0-1 Aberdeen
West Germany Tour 24 Start
11/08/1984
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee
Premier Division 14,700 24 Start
13/08/1984
Leicester City 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 7,400 24 Start
18/08/1984
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,445 24 Start
22/08/1984
Airdrie 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 5,000 24 Start
25/08/1984
Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 13,033 24 Start
01/09/1984
Aberdeen 4-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 14,500 24 Start
08/09/1984
Morton 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 25 Start
19/09/1984
Aberdeen 2-1 Dynamo Berlin
European Cup R1 1L 20,000 25 Start
22/09/1984
Dumbarton 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,500 25 Start
29/09/1984
Aberdeen 4-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 16,344 25 Start
29/12/1984
St. Mirren 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,287 25 Start
02/01/1985
Dundee United 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 21,994 25 Start
05/01/1985
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 13,700 25 Start
12/01/1985
Aberdeen 5-0 Morton
Premier Division 11,000 25 Start
14/01/1985
Ismaily SC 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 11,000 25 Start
19/01/1985
Aberdeen 5-1 Rangers
Premier Division 23,000 25 Start
30/01/1985
Aberdeen 5-0 Alloa Athletic
Scottish Cup R3 13,500 25 Start
09/02/1985
Aberdeen 2-2 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 14,700 25 Start
23/02/1985
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 48,834 25 Sub
09/03/1985
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 23,900 25 Sub
13/03/1985
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup QF REP 23,000 25 Sub
16/03/1985
Dundee 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,161 25 Sub
23/03/1985
Hibernian 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,000 25 Sub
30/03/1985
Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,600 25 Start
06/04/1985
Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 23,437 25 Start
13/04/1985
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 18,485 25 Start
17/04/1985
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF REP 10,771 25 Start
20/04/1985
Aberdeen 4-0 Dumbarton
Premier Division 12,500 25 Start
27/04/1985
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Premier Division 23,000 25 Start
04/05/1985
Heart of Midlothian 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,251 25 Start
11/05/1985
Morton 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,600 25 Sub
13/12/1988
Aberdeen 3-3 Gothenburg XI
Testimonial 23,000 29 Start
14/08/2012
Aberdeen 2-1 Manchester United
Benefit Match 20,500 52 Sub

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
2012-13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1988-89
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1984-85
18
4
0
1
0
0
3
2
0
1
0
0
23
6
0
3
0
0
1983-84
21
3
3
8
0
1
0
2
0
9
1
0
38
6
4
3
1
2
1982-83
20
3
1
3
1
3
4
0
0
8
0
1
35
4
5
0
0
0
1981-82
11
2
1
7
1
2
1
3
0
0
2
0
19
8
3
5
0
3
1980-81
13
4
1
4
2
1
2
0
0
2
2
0
21
8
2
1
1
0
1979-80
4
6
0
0
2
0
1
4
0
0
0
0
5
12
0
2
1
0
Totals:
87
22
6
23
6
7
11
11
0
20
5
1
141
44
14
15
4
5
Total Appearances/Goals: 185 14