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John Hewitt Squad Index
Information:
1983-84 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
09th February 1963
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
10st 8lbs
Signed:
9th February 1979
Career History:
Hilton Academy
Middlefield Wasps
Aberdeen 9th February 1979
Celtic 14th August 1989 237,500
Middlesbrough (On Loan) 27th September 1991 - 22nd November 1991
St Mirren 20th January 1992 Free Transfer
Devronvale 14th August 1992 Free Transfer
St Mirren 4th September 1992
Dundalk June 1996 Player-manager
Ross County 29th March 1997
Cove Rangers October 1997 to May 1998 assistant manager
 
Profile:
Long before he played his first hame for the Dons, he was a ballboy at Pittdorie, but Gothenburg goal hero John Hewitt will forever have his name etched in the history of Aberdeen FC because he scored the Dons goal of the century with his extra time header against Real Madrid in 1983 that meant the Dons had won the European Cup Winners Cup. Often used a substitute, Hewitt had the knack of scoring important goals for the club, including the quickest Scottish Cup goal on record. His 9-second goal against Motherwell in the Cup at Fir Park in 1982 set the Dons on a roller coaster ride that will never be forgotten.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/09/1979
Aberdeen 1-1 Leicester City
Friendly 8,000 16 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
1988-89
21
6
3
5
0
2
1
1
0
1
0
0
28
7
5
3
0
1
1987-88
26
11
1
5
0
2
4
1
0
3
1
0
38
13
3
3
0
3
1986-87
29
6
11
2
1
2
0
3
1
2
0
0
33
10
14
4
1
1
1985-86
18
5
6
5
0
1
4
0
4
5
1
3
32
6
14
1
0
3
1984-85
11
10
3
0
0
0
4
1
1
1
1
0
16
12
4
1
1
2
1983-84
22
10
12
7
3
4
2
3
0
8
2
0
39
18
16
4
0
3
1982-83
9
7
5
4
3
1
0
1
0
4
5
5
17
16
11
0
0
1
1981-82
22
3
11
6
2
2
6
0
2
5
1
4
39
6
19
3
1
5
1980-81
9
12
2
1
2
1
1
0
0
0
3
0
11
17
3
3
2
1
1979-80
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
2
3
0
0
1
0
Totals:
169
72
54
35
11
15
22
11
8
29
14
12
255
108
89
22
6
20
Total Appearances/Goals: 363 89