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Eric Black Squad Index
Information:
1981-82 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
01st October 1963
Birthplace:
Bellshill
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
10st 4lbs
Signed:
1980
Career History:
Aberdeen, Metz
 
Profile:
One of the clutch of Fergie's rising young stars that went on to greatness with the Dons in Gothenburg. Scored the opening goal in the 1983 ECWC Final against real Madrid and was also on target in many big Aberdeen games. Was particularly renowned for his ability to "hang in the air" when going for high balls. Signed a deal to move to Metz in France which led to his being left out of the Dons 1986 Cup Final side.

Back injuries hampered Black's career after leaving the Dons and he was forced to give up playing professionally in his late twenties. Highly regarded as a coach, he was manager at Motherwell and Coventry City as well as being assistant at several other clubs.

Eric Black - Season 1981-82

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
25/01/1981
Aberdeen University 1-7 Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire Cup R1 17 Start

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
1985-86
23
3
8
3
1
4
5
0
2
4
0
1
35
4
15
2
0
3
1984-85
27
0
17
0
0
0
6
0
1
2
0
2
35
0
20
5
0
2
1983-84
14
4
6
6
0
5
7
0
1
4
2
0
31
6
12
2
0
2
1982-83
22
9
12
5
3
3
4
1
1
6
2
3
37
15
19
3
0
3
1981-82
10
3
3
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
1
12
5
4
1
0
0
1980-81
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
96
19
46
14
4
12
22
3
5
18
4
7
150
30
70
14
0
10
Total Appearances/Goals: 180 70