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Peter Nicholas Squad Index
Information:
1987-88 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
10th November 1959
Birthplace:
Newport
Nationality:
Welsh
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
12st 6
Signed:
1987
Career History:
Crystal Palace 1976-1981
Arsenal 1981-1983
Crystal Palace 1983-1985
Luton Town 1985-1987
Aberdeen 1987-1988
Chelsea 1988-1991
Watford 1991-1993
Barry Town manager 2000-2001
Newport County 2002-2004 manager
Llanelli 2005-2009 manager
 
Profile:
An excellent signing by Ian Porterfield who was a grafter for the team although not a goalscorer. He playe an impressive 54 matches in his season at Pittodrie before leaving for family reasons. Unfotunately one of his most memorable contributions came in a penalty shootout in the 1987 League Cup Final when he missed the kick that brought about the Dons' defeat.
Peter Nicholas

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
08/08/1987
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division Dens Park, Dundee 10,223 27 Start
12/08/1987
Aberdeen 3-1 Morton
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000 27 Start
15/08/1987
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 22,500 27 Start
19/08/1987
Aberdeen 5-1 Brechin City
League Cup R2 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 9,000 27 Start
22/08/1987
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division Fir Park, Motherwell 4,858 27 Start
26/08/1987
Aberdeen 3-0 St. Johnstone
League Cup R3 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,800 27 Start
29/08/1987
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 16,000 27 Start
01/09/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
League Cup QF Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 24,000 27 Start
05/09/1987
Falkirk 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division Brockville Park, Falkirk 5,237 27 Start
12/09/1987
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 11,000 27 Start
15/09/1987
Bohemian Dublin 0-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 1L Dalymount Park, Dublin 10,000 27 Start
19/09/1987
Celtic 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division Celtic Park, Glasgow Click here to watch the Highlights of Celtic v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 38,944 27 Start
23/09/1987
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
League Cup SF Tannadice Park, Dundee 22,034 27 Start
26/09/1987
Hibernian 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division Easter Road, Edinburgh 10,500 27 Start
30/09/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Bohemian Dublin
UEFA Cup R1 2L Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 9,950 27 Start
03/10/1987
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 11,313 27 Start
07/10/1987
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division Tynecastle, Edinburgh 17,741 27 Start
10/10/1987
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,500 27 Start
17/10/1987
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division Tannadice Park, Dundee 11,281 27 Start
21/10/1987
Aberdeen 2-1 Feyenoord
UEFA Cup R2 1L Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Feyenoord now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 16,000 27 Start
25/10/1987
Aberdeen 3-3 Rangers
League Cup F Hampden Park, Glasgow 71,961 27 Start
28/10/1987
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley 4,707 27 Start
31/10/1987
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 21,000 27 Start
04/11/1987
Feyenoord 1-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 2L Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam 26,390 27 Start
07/11/1987
Morton 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division Cappielow Park, Greenock 3,000 27 Start
14/11/1987
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 20,000 28 Start
17/11/1987
Rangers 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow 41,371 28 Start
05/12/1987
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division Dens Park, Dundee Click here to watch the Highlights of Dundee v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 8,799 28 Start
09/12/1987
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000 28 Start
12/12/1987
Aberdeen 4-0 Morton
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 8,000 28 Start
16/12/1987
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 6,500 28 Start
19/12/1987
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division Celtic Park, Glasgow 37,721 28 Start
26/12/1987
Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division Brockville Park, Falkirk 5,000 28 Start
02/01/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 21,500 28 Start
09/01/1988
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division Easter Road, Edinburgh 16,000 28 Start
16/01/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 20,000 28 Start
23/01/1988
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division Fir Park, Motherwell 6,584 28 Start
30/01/1988
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 Muirton Park, Perth 10,000 28 Start
06/02/1988
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 22,500 28 Start
13/02/1988
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division Tynecastle, Edinburgh 18,817 28 Start
20/02/1988
Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 Douglas Park, Hamilton 7,270 28 Start
27/02/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 13,500 28 Start
05/03/1988
St. Mirren 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley 4,858 28 Start
12/03/1988
Aberdeen 5-0 Clyde
Scottish Cup QF Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,000 28 Start
19/03/1988
Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division Tannadice Park, Dundee 10,403 28 Start
26/03/1988
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 9,410 28 Start
30/03/1988
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 22,700 28 Start
02/04/1988
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division East End Park, Dunfermline 7,132 28 Start
09/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF Dens Park, Dundee 20,488 28 Start
13/04/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF REP Dens Park, Dundee 17,288 28 Start
20/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF RE2 Dens Park, Dundee 19,048 28 Start
23/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,500 28 Start
04/05/1988
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 7,000 28 Start
07/05/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 5,500 28 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
1987-88
39
0
3
5
0
0
6
0
0
4
0
0
54
0
3
0
0
0
Totals:
39
0
3
5
0
0
6
0
0
4
0
0
54
0
3
0
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 54 3