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Russell Anderson Squad Index
Information:
2003-04 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Defender
Date of Birth:
25th October 1978
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6'1
Weight:
12st 6lb
Signed:
19/07/96
Career History:
Dyce Juniors
Aberdeen 1994-2007
Sunderland 2007-2010
Plymouth Argyle (loan) 2008
Burnley (loan) 2008-2009
Derby County 2010-2011
Aberdeen 2012-2015. Retired from playing and took a post in the Club's business development department for a couple of years
Formartne United assistant manager 2017-
International Honours:
Caps: Under 16, 18 and 21 caps for Scotland , Goals: 0
 
Profile:
Latest in a long line of Aberdeen players to make the full Scotland side. Made his debut for the Dons in 1997 and in 2003 signed a new two-year deal. Suffered long term injury in the 2000 Scottish Cup Final, which prevented Anderson from fulfilling his potential earlier. Was made captain of the Dons under Steve Paterson and looks to get back in to the Scotland side, Anderson made his 200th appearance for the Dons before the end of season 2003-04. After an injury plagued spell of almost four seasons in the English Leagues Russell returned in 2011 for a second stint at Aberdeen where he resumed his Captain's armband. in March 2014 Russell led the Club to League Cup success in the final against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
24/07/1996
Buckie Thistle 0-7 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 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
2014-15
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
7
0
0
2
0
0
2013-14
27
3
1
4
0
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
35
3
2
5
0
0
2012-13
30
1
0
1
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
33
2
0
5
1
0
2011-12
4
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
2
0
0
0
0
2006-07
35
0
2
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
2
5
1
0
2005-06
36
0
6
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
6
4
0
0
2004-05
31
0
1
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
1
3
0
0
2003-04
25
0
5
3
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
5
4
0
0
2002-03
33
0
2
2
0
0
3
0
1
4
0
0
42
0
3
7
0
1
2001-02
17
7
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
17
8
1
0
0
0
2000-01
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1999-00
34
0
1
5
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
46
0
1
4
0
0
1998-99
13
3
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
3
0
0
2
0
1997-98
20
6
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
6
0
3
0
0
1996-97
14
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
2
0
0
Totals:
321
22
19
24
1
0
29
1
2
9
0
0
383
24
21
47
4
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 407 21  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
2007-08 26/03/08
SCOTLAND v Croatia
Friendly
2005-06 13/05/06
Japan v SCOTLAND
Kirin Cup
2005-06 11/05/06
SCOTLAND v Bulgaria
Kirin Cup
2005-06 17/08/05
Austria v SCOTLAND
Friendly
2004-05 17/11/04
SCOTLAND v Sweden
Friendly
2004-05 09/10/04
SCOTLAND v Norway
World Cup Qualifier
2002-03 12/02/03
SCOTLAND v Republic Of Ireland
Friendly
2002-03 20/11/02
Portugal v SCOTLAND
Friendly
2002-03 15/10/02
SCOTLAND v Canada
Friendly
2002-03 12/10/02
Iceland v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
Total Appearances: 10