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Joe Smith Squad Index
Information:
1977-78 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Centre Midfield
Date of Birth:
11th November 1953
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 1/2
Weight:
12st 4lb
Signed:
3rd May 1969
Career History:
St Gregory's
Aberdeen 3rd May 1969
Arbroath 3rd September 1978 (On Loan)
Motherwell 22nd December 1978 40,000
Peterhead 17th September 1981
Dunfermline Athletic 29th October 1982
Hill of Beath 1984
Glenavon March 1987
Honours:
Scotland Under-23's (1 Cap).

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
03/05/1971
Peterhead 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,182 17 Sub
24/07/1971
Augsburg 0-1 Aberdeen
German Tour 17 Sub
04/04/1972
Peterhead 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Start
16/12/1972
Rangers 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 26,375 19 Start
23/12/1972
Aberdeen 3-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 7,031 19 Start
30/12/1972
Hibernian 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 21,279 19 Start
01/01/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 13,576 19 Start
09/01/1973
Aberdeen 2-0 Crystal Palace
Friendly 16,000 19 Sub
03/02/1973
Brechin City 2-4 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 8,123 19 Start
07/02/1973
Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 19 Sub
07/03/1973
St. Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,389 19 Start
10/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,994 19 Start
17/03/1973
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 40,032 19 Start
21/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup QF REP 33,465 19 Start
24/03/1973
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 19 Start
27/03/1973
East Fife 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,594 19 Start
31/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 8,831 19 Start
07/04/1973
Aberdeen 5-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 19 Start
14/04/1973
Arbroath 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,757 19 Start
21/04/1973
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 32,000 19 Start
28/04/1973
Morton 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 19 Start
01/08/1973
Aberdeen 0-1 Manchester City
Friendly 21,000 19 Start
04/08/1973
Aberdeen 3-0 Sunderland
Friendly 8,000 19 Start
11/08/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell
League Cup G4 10,722 19 Start
15/08/1973
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 6,000 19 Start
18/08/1973
Aberdeen 1-1 East Fife
League Cup G4 8,188 19 Start
22/08/1973
Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United
League Cup G4 8,912 19 Start
25/08/1973
East Fife 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 4,153 19 Start
29/08/1973
Motherwell 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 9,808 19 Start
01/09/1973
Motherwell 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,083 19 Start
08/09/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 9,517 19 Start
12/09/1973
Aberdeen 3-0 Stirling Albion
League Cup G4 7,500 19 Start
03/10/1973
Finn Harps 1-3 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 5,500 19 Sub
24/10/1973
Aberdeen 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
UEFA Cup R2 1L 30,000 19 Start
27/10/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 7,081 19 Start
31/10/1973
Celtic 3-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 26,000 19 Start
07/11/1973
Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 2L 21,785 19 Start
10/11/1973
Falkirk 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 19 Start
17/11/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 20 Start
01/01/1974
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,451 20 Sub
05/01/1974
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 20 Start
12/01/1974
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 16,000 20 Start
19/01/1974
Aberdeen 1-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Sub
27/01/1974
Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee
Scottish Cup R3 23,574 20 Start
02/02/1974
Hibernian 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,700 20 Start
09/02/1974
Aberdeen 3-0 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 20 Start
16/02/1974
Aberdeen 2-1 Chelsea
Friendly 10,500 20 Start
24/02/1974
Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,959 20 Start
03/03/1974
Dundee United 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 20 Start
09/03/1974
Aberdeen 0-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
16/03/1974
Aberdeen 6-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 20 Start
23/03/1974
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,500 20 Start
30/03/1974
Aberdeen 2-0 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
06/04/1974
Ayr United 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
08/04/1974
Partick Thistle 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 20 Start
13/04/1974
Aberdeen 2-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 20 Start
17/04/1974
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 20 Start
20/04/1974
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 31,000 20 Start
24/04/1974
Aberdeen 2-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 3,945 20 Start
27/04/1974
Aberdeen 2-2 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 20 Start
29/04/1974
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
01/06/1974
Auckland 0-4 Aberdeen
World Tour 20 Start
10/08/1974
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup G3 11,000 20 Start
14/08/1974
Morton 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 2,000 20 Start
17/08/1974
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 4,500 20 Start
21/08/1974
Aberdeen 4-0 Morton
League Cup G3 5,000 20 Start
24/08/1974
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup G3 7,000 20 Start
28/08/1974
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 14,000 20 Start
31/08/1974
Aberdeen 2-3 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 20 Start
07/09/1974
Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,396 20 Start
14/09/1974
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Start
18/09/1974
Aberdeen 1-1 Newcastle United
Texaco Cup QF 13,500 20 Start
21/09/1974
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
28/09/1974
Aberdeen 1-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
02/10/1974
Newcastle United 3-2 Aberdeen
Texaco Cup QF 18,838 20 Start
05/10/1974
Heart of Midlothian 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 20 Start
12/10/1974
Aberdeen 3-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 20 Start
19/10/1974
Dumbarton 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 20 Start
26/10/1974
Aberdeen 5-1 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Start
02/11/1974
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 29,000 20 Start
09/11/1974
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 20 Start
16/11/1974
Aberdeen 3-3 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 21 Start
27/11/1974
Dundee United 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
01/02/1975
Aberdeen 2-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 21 Sub
08/02/1975
Ayr United 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Sub
10/02/1975
Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 52,000 21 Sub
19/02/1975
Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 22,000 21 Sub
22/02/1975
Aberdeen 1-1 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 21 Sub
01/03/1975
Arbroath 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,113 21 Start
04/03/1975
Airdrie 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 21 Start
08/03/1975
Aberdeen 0-1 Motherwell
Scottish Cup QF 23,400 21 Sub
12/03/1975
Aberdeen 3-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 15,500 21 Start
15/03/1975
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Start
22/03/1975
Morton 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 2,500 21 Start
29/03/1975
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
12/04/1975
Rangers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 21 Start
19/04/1975
Aberdeen 4-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 3,300 21 Start
23/04/1975
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
26/04/1975
Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 21 Start
30/07/1975
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Johnstone
Anglo-Scottish Cup PR1 21 Start
04/08/1975
Aberdeen 0-1 Arsenal
Friendly 10,500 21 Start
06/08/1975
St. Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen
Anglo-Scottish Cup PR1 3,700 21 Start
09/08/1975
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 32,000 21 Start
13/08/1975
Aberdeen 2-0 Dumbarton
League Cup G3 6,000 21 Start
16/08/1975
Aberdeen 1-2 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup G3 8,400 21 Start
20/08/1975
Dumbarton 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 2,400 21 Start
23/08/1975
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 11,000 21 Start
27/08/1975
Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic
League Cup G3 13,000 21 Start
30/08/1975
Dundee 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,067 21 Start
06/09/1975
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Premier Division 5,500 21 Start
13/09/1975
Aberdeen 1-3 Dundee United
Premier Division 5,500 21 Start
16/09/1975
Middlesbrough 2-0 Aberdeen
Anglo-Scottish Cup QF 21 Start
20/09/1975
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,500 21 Start
27/09/1975
Aberdeen 3-1 Ayr United
Premier Division 4,500 21 Start
01/10/1975
Aberdeen 2-5 Middlesbrough
Anglo-Scottish Cup QF 9,000 21 Start
18/10/1975
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 5,100 21 Start
25/10/1975
Hibernian 3-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,133 21 Start
01/11/1975
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
Premier Division 6,312 21 Start
08/11/1975
Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,294 21 Start
15/11/1975
Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,704 22 Start
22/11/1975
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 11,390 22 Start
29/11/1975
Ayr United 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,000 22 Start
06/12/1975
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Premier Division 19,565 22 Start
13/12/1975
Celtic 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 24,000 22 Start
20/12/1975
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,500 22 Start
27/12/1975
Aberdeen 2-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 17,630 22 Start
01/01/1976
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,009 22 Start
03/01/1976
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 16,177 22 Start
10/01/1976
Aberdeen 5-3 Dundee United
Premier Division 9,581 22 Start
17/01/1976
Heart of Midlothian 3-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,300 22 Start
24/01/1976
Alloa Athletic 0-4 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 6,312 22 Start
31/01/1976
Aberdeen 2-1 Ayr United
Premier Division 9,920 22 Start
07/02/1976
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 30,000 22 Start
14/02/1976
Rangers 4-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 52,000 22 Start
21/02/1976
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Premier Division 18,221 22 Start
23/02/1976
Aberdeen 2-1 Nuremberg
Friendly 22 Start
28/02/1976
Aberdeen 3-0 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 5,920 22 Start
20/03/1976
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,908 22 Start
27/03/1976
Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,875 22 Start
31/03/1976
Hibernian 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,082 22 Start
07/04/1976
Aberdeen 0-3 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 8,500 22 Start
10/04/1976
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,700 22 Start
14/04/1976
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Premier Division 17,968 22 Start
17/04/1976
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 29,000 22 Start
21/04/1976
St. Johnstone 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,500 22 Start
24/04/1976
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 10,985 22 Start
01/05/1976
Forres Mechanics 2-5 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 1,800 22 Start
07/08/1976
Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen
Anglo-Scottish Cup PR1 1L 5,500 22 Start
11/08/1976
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United
Anglo-Scottish Cup PR1 2L 10,709 22 Start
14/08/1976
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
League Cup G2 10,866 22 Start
18/08/1976
St. Mirren 2-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 4,500 22 Start
21/08/1976
Aberdeen 1-0 Ayr United
League Cup G2 9,695 22 Start
25/08/1976
Aberdeen 4-0 St. Mirren
League Cup G2 8,212 22 Start
28/08/1976
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 4,800 22 Start
01/09/1976
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 2,700 22 Start
04/09/1976
Aberdeen 2-2 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 11,727 22 Start
11/09/1976
Ayr United 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,800 22 Start
15/09/1976
Aberdeen 0-1 Orient
Anglo-Scottish Cup QF 1L 10,000 22 Start
18/09/1976
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 8,712 22 Start
22/09/1976
Aberdeen 1-0 Stirling Albion
League Cup QF 1L 7,185 22 Start
25/09/1976
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,278 22 Start
29/09/1976
Orient 1-0 Aberdeen
Anglo-Scottish Cup QF 2L 5,005 22 Start
02/10/1976
Partick Thistle 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 22 Start
06/10/1976
Stirling Albion 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 3,700 22 Start
16/10/1976
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 22,000 22 Start
18/10/1976
Aberdeen 2-0 Stirling Albion
League Cup QF REP 4,027 22 Start
23/10/1976
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Premier Division 19,379 22 Start
27/10/1976
Aberdeen 5-1 Rangers
League Cup SF 20,990 22 Start
02/11/1976
Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 15,207 22 Start
06/11/1976
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
League Cup F 69,679 22 Start
10/11/1976
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,500 22 Start
20/11/1976
Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 23 Start
24/11/1976
Aberdeen 1-0 Ayr United
Premier Division 10,581 23 Start
27/11/1976
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 14,788 23 Start
07/12/1976
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,590 23 Start
26/12/1976
Celtic 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 47,000 23 Start
03/01/1977
Aberdeen 4-1 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 18,761 23 Start
08/01/1977
Ayr United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,600 23 Start
12/01/1977
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 9,898 23 Start
19/01/1977
Aberdeen 3-3 Rangers
Premier Division 21,591 23 Start
22/01/1977
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,480 23 Start
29/01/1977
Dunfermline Athletic 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 11,899 23 Start
05/02/1977
Partick Thistle 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,000 23 Start
07/02/1977
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 7,650 23 Start
19/02/1977
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 17,000 23 Start
26/02/1977
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 16,999 23 Start
02/03/1977
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee
Scottish Cup R4 REP 18,375 23 Start
05/03/1977
Aberdeen 2-0 Celtic
Premier Division 21,656 23 Start
12/03/1977
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 12,620 23 Start
16/03/1977
Dundee United 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,176 23 Start
19/03/1977
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,000 23 Start
23/03/1977
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 7,849 23 Start
26/03/1977
Aberdeen 0-2 Ayr United
Premier Division 6,057 23 Start
02/04/1977
Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 23 Start
05/04/1977
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,523 23 Start
09/04/1977
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 7,910 23 Start
13/04/1977
Dundee United 2-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,500 23 Start
16/04/1977
Aberdeen 0-2 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 5,836 23 Start
20/04/1977
Celtic 4-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 27,000 23 Start
23/04/1977
Motherwell 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,209 23 Start
30/04/1977
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
Premier Division 13,484 23 Start
30/07/1977
Aberdeen 2-1 OFK Kikinda
Friendly 8,000 23 Start
02/08/1977
Fraserburgh 3-0 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 900 23 Start
04/08/1977
Arbroath 1-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 23 Start
08/08/1977
Dundee 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 4,468 23 Start
13/08/1977
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
Premier Division 21,500 23 Start
17/08/1977
Aberdeen 3-1 Airdrie
League Cup R1 1L 10,600 23 Start
31/08/1977
Aberdeen 5-0 Cowdenbeath
League Cup R2 1L 8,250 23 Start
08/10/1977
St. Mirren 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,919 23 Start
15/10/1977
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 11,900 23 Start
22/10/1977
Rangers 3-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,000 23 Start
26/10/1977
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
League Cup R3 2L 15,600 23 Start
29/10/1977
Aberdeen 1-1 Clydebank
Premier Division 9,400 23 Start
05/11/1977
Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,000 23 Start
12/11/1977
Aberdeen 0-0 Ayr United
Premier Division 9,350 24 Start
05/12/1977
Inverness Caledonian 2-4 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 1,750 24 Start
23/10/1978
Arbroath Select 2-2 Aberdeen
Testimonial 1,200 24 Sub
28/10/1978
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,500 24 Sub
04/11/1978
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 13,850 24 Sub
22/11/1978
Aberdeen 1-0 Moscow Dynamo
Friendly 12,000 25 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
1978-79
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
1
1
1977-78
7
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
1
5
0
0
1976-77
35
0
3
11
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
49
0
4
5
0
0
1975-76
33
0
2
6
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
41
0
3
7
0
2
1974-75
23
3
1
6
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
29
6
1
3
0
1
1973-74
23
2
1
8
0
1
1
0
0
2
1
0
34
3
2
3
0
0
1972-73
13
1
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
16
1
0
0
1
0
1971-72
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1970-71
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
Totals:
134
8
7
34
0
3
9
3
1
2
1
0
179
12
11
25
4
5
Total Appearances/Goals: 191 11