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Joe Harper Squad Index
Information:
1980-81 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
11th January 1948
Birthplace:
Greenock
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 6 1/4
Weight:
12st 9lb
Signed:
October 1969, April 1976
Career History:
Larkfield Boys Club, Morton, Huddersfield, Morton, Aberdeen, Everton, Hibernian, Aberdeen, Peterhead, Keith
 
Profile:
The 'King' as he was affectionately christened by his beloved Beach End. Signed from Morton in 1969 for 40,000, Harper was the answer to the Dons goal drought as the chunky striker set about devastating many a Scottish defence. Idolised at Pittodrie, 'goal a game Harper' achieved legendary status during his Pittodrie career that was broken by a spell with Everton and Hibs. Played in the Dons Cup winning sides of 1970 and 1976, and was still around as the Dons won the Premier in 1980. His ability around the goal and predatory instincts were his strengths, but his all round talent was often overlooked out with the North East. His tally of only four caps did not do justice to his ability. Remains the clubs record goalscorer with a recently amended total.
Joe Harper - Season 1980-81

Senior Aberdeen Debut:
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
04/10/1969
Ayr United 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Somerset Park, Ayr 9,100 21 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
1980-81
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1979-80
8
3
3
7
0
3
0
0
0
2
0
1
17
3
7
1
0
2
1978-79
25
3
18
7
0
9
4
1
3
4
0
2
40
4
32
4
0
3
1977-78
31
0
17
6
0
6
4
0
4
2
0
0
43
0
27
3
0
6
1976-77
34
0
18
11
0
9
3
0
1
0
0
0
48
0
28
5
0
5
1972-73
13
0
11
11
0
15
0
0
0
2
0
1
26
0
27
6
0
13
1971-72
34
0
33
6
0
4
3
0
2
4
0
3
47
0
42
13
0
11
1970-71
30
1
19
5
0
5
4
0
2
2
0
1
41
1
27
4
0
3
1969-70
24
0
6
0
0
0
5
0
3
0
0
0
29
0
9
1
1
1
Totals:
200
7
125
53
0
51
23
1
15
16
0
8
292
8
199
38
1
44
Total Appearances/Goals: 300 199  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1977-78 07/06/78
Iran v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1975-76 03/09/75
Denmark v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1972-73 15/11/72
SCOTLAND v Denmark
World Cup Qualifier
1972-73 18/10/72
Denmark v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
Total Appearances: 4