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Andy Watson Squad Index
Information:
1978-79 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Central Midfielder
Date of Birth:
03rd September 1959
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9 3/4
Weight:
11st 9lbs
Signed:
12th July 1977
Career History:
Hilton Academy
Sunnyside
Aberdeen March 1976 (s Form)
Rosemount 28th July 1976
Aberdeen 12th July 1977
Leeds United 1st June 1983 £70,000
Hearts 17th December 1984 £70,000
Hibernian 1st September 1987 £30,000
Retired through injury August 1989 to Hibs coaching staff
Motherwell Assistant-manager - July 1994
Hibernian Assistant-Manager 11th February 1998 to 11th December 2001
Rangers Assistant-Manager 13th December 2001 to 30th June 2006
Scotland Assistant Manager 29th June 2007 to 28th November 2007
 
Profile:
Andy came up through the ranks in Aberdeen and provided a powerful and energetic option to his managers in the midfield area. He was unfortunate, perhaps, in being in contention with other potent midfielders whilst at Pittodrie but undoubtedly played a huge part in bringing the Dons their League Championship in season 1979-80.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
07/01/1978
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,966 18 Sub
24/01/1979
Buckie Thistle 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Start
04/04/1979
Morton 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,500 19 Start
07/04/1979
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 10,000 19 Start
11/04/1979
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Scottish Cup SF 9,837 19 Start
30/07/1979
Buckie Thistle 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Start
05/09/1979
Aberdeen 1-1 Leicester City
Friendly 8,000 20 Sub
27/10/1979
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,000 20 Sub
10/11/1979
Aberdeen 1-2 Morton
Premier Division 10,400 20 Start
16/02/1980
Aberdeen 8-0 Airdrie
Scottish Cup R4 10,410 20 Sub
23/02/1980
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 9,600 20 Sub
01/03/1980
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 9,000 20 Sub
08/03/1980
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 8,584 20 Start
15/03/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 10,000 20 Start
19/03/1980
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Premier Division 7,000 20 Start
22/03/1980
Aberdeen 1-0 Morton
Premier Division 7,250 20 Start
01/04/1980
Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 20 Start
05/04/1980
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 40,000 20 Start
07/04/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Premier Division 11,600 20 Start
12/04/1980
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
Scottish Cup SF 44,000 20 Start
16/04/1980
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 15,000 20 Sub
19/04/1980
Kilmarnock 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,800 20 Start
23/04/1980
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 48,000 20 Start
26/04/1980
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 19,000 20 Start
29/04/1980
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,954 20 Sub
03/05/1980
Hibernian 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,921 20 Start
07/05/1980
Partick Thistle 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,000 20 Start
26/07/1980
Aberdeen 4-1 Airdrieonians
Drybrough Cup QF 9,000 20 Start
30/07/1980
Morton 2-4 Aberdeen
Drybrough Cup SF 20 Start
02/08/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Drybrough Cup F 8,000 20 Start
03/08/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 Arsenal
Friendly 13,698 20 Start
09/08/1980
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,067 20 Start
12/08/1980
Aberdeen 1-2 Twente Enschede
Friendly 8,621 20 Start
16/08/1980
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 13,729 20 Start
23/08/1980
Airdrieonians 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 20 Start
27/08/1980
Aberdeen 8-1 Berwick Rangers
League Cup R2 1L 7,570 20 Start
03/09/1980
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 1L 30,000 21 Start
06/09/1980
Aberdeen 6-0 Morton
Premier Division 9,485 21 Start
13/09/1980
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 30,000 21 Start
17/09/1980
Aberdeen 1-0 Austria Memphis
European Cup R1 1L 18,633 21 Start
24/09/1980
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
League Cup R3 2L 23,926 21 Start
27/09/1980
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Premier Division 23,000 21 Start
01/10/1980
Austria Memphis 0-0 Aberdeen
European Cup R1 2L 37,000 21 Start
04/10/1980
Heart of Midlothian 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,873 21 Sub
08/10/1980
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 1L 10,500 21 Start
11/10/1980
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 11,164 21 Start
18/10/1980
Aberdeen 3-2 St. Mirren
Premier Division 11,000 21 Start
22/10/1980
Aberdeen 0-1 Liverpool
European Cup R2 1L 23,934 21 Start
29/10/1980
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee
League Cup QF 2L 14,925 21 Sub
01/11/1980
Aberdeen 4-1 Airdrieonians
Premier Division 9,266 21 Start
05/11/1980
Liverpool 4-0 Aberdeen
European Cup R2 2L 36,182 21 Start
08/11/1980
Celtic 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 29,000 21 Start
15/11/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 12,268 21 Start
22/11/1980
Kilmarnock 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,300 21 Start
06/12/1980
Morton 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 21 Start
13/12/1980
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
Premier Division 22,054 21 Start
27/12/1980
Aberdeen 4-1 Celtic
Premier Division 23,930 21 Start
30/12/1980
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 23,573 21 Start
03/01/1981
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,100 21 Start
10/01/1981
Heart of Midlothian 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,000 21 Start
24/01/1981
Raith Rovers 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 10,000 21 Start
31/01/1981
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 30,000 21 Start
07/02/1981
Aberdeen 0-1 Morton
Premier Division 12,005 21 Sub
14/02/1981
Morton 1-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 8,578 21 Start
21/02/1981
Airdrieonians 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,000 21 Start
28/02/1981
Aberdeen 1-2 St. Mirren
Premier Division 9,683 21 Start
09/03/1981
Aberdeen 4-2 Keith
Aberdeenshire Cup SF 21 Start
14/03/1981
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,500 21 Sub
28/03/1981
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 35,200 21 Start
01/04/1981
Aberdeen 3-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 7,650 21 Start
04/04/1981
Morton 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,500 21 Start
11/04/1981
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 6,982 21 Start
22/04/1981
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Premier Division 15,000 21 Sub
29/04/1981
Aberdeen 5-1 Buckie Thistle
Aberdeenshire Cup F 21 Start
02/05/1981
Aberdeen 0-2 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 6,300 21 Start
25/07/1981
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,985 21 Start
16/08/1981
Aberdeen 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Testimonial 21 Start
19/08/1981
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup G3 8,600 21 Sub
22/08/1981
Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 3,100 21 Sub
26/08/1981
Airdrie 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 3,000 21 Start
29/08/1981
Dundee United 4-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,598 21 Sub
05/09/1981
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
Premier Division 18,825 22 Start
12/09/1981
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,606 22 Start
16/09/1981
Ipswich Town 1-1 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 1L 18,535 22 Start
19/09/1981
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 10,852 22 Start
23/09/1981
Berwick Rangers 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 1,200 22 Start
26/09/1981
Airdrie 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,000 22 Start
30/09/1981
Aberdeen 3-1 Ipswich Town
UEFA Cup R1 2L 24,000 22 Start
03/10/1981
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Premier Division 11,007 22 Start
07/10/1981
Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup SF 1L 15,000 22 Start
10/10/1981
Rangers 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 28,000 22 Start
17/10/1981
St. Mirren 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,870 22 Start
21/10/1981
Aberdeen 3-0 Arges Pitesti
UEFA Cup R2 1L 22,000 22 Start
24/10/1981
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Premier Division 11,506 22 Sub
28/10/1981
Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee United
League Cup SF 2L 21,000 22 Start
31/10/1981
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 11,035 22 Sub
04/11/1981
Arges Pitesti 2-2 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 2L 8,760 22 Start
07/11/1981
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 29,326 22 Start
14/11/1981
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 11,193 22 Sub
21/11/1981
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,600 22 Start
25/11/1981
Aberdeen 3-2 Hamburg
UEFA Cup R3 1L 24,000 22 Start
28/11/1981
Aberdeen 0-0 Airdrie
Premier Division 8,030 22 Start
05/12/1981
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,102 22 Start
09/12/1981
Hamburg 3-1 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R3 2L 45,000 22 Start
30/12/1981
Aberdeen 2-1 Heart of Midlothian
Friendly 3,000 22 Start
03/02/1982
Partick Thistle 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,307 22 Sub
06/02/1982
Aberdeen 0-0 Morton
Premier Division 7,217 22 Start
13/02/1982
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Scottish Cup R4 24,000 22 Start
06/03/1982
Aberdeen 4-2 Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup QF 12,000 22 Sub
10/03/1982
Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 8,691 22 Sub
13/03/1982
Rangers 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 20,000 22 Sub
17/03/1982
Dundee 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,126 22 Start
20/03/1982
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 12,056 22 Start
07/04/1982
Aberdeen 3-2 St. Mirren
Scottish Cup SF REP 15,663 22 Sub
10/04/1982
Hibernian 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,000 22 Start
14/04/1982
Aberdeen 4-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 12,119 22 Start
17/04/1982
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,000 22 Start
24/04/1982
Aberdeen 2-0 Airdrie
Premier Division 8,000 22 Sub
01/05/1982
Dundee 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,415 22 Sub
03/05/1982
Aberdeen 3-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 7,000 22 Start
05/05/1982
Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,587 22 Sub
12/05/1982
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,942 22 Sub
15/05/1982
Aberdeen 4-0 Rangers
Premier Division 18,000 22 Sub
08/09/1982
Dumbarton 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 750 23 Start
22/09/1982
Aberdeen 1-3 Dundee United
League Cup QF 1L 14,000 23 Start
02/10/1982
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 9,000 23 Sub
09/10/1982
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 29,733 23 Sub
16/10/1982
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division 10,800 23 Sub
30/10/1982
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,400 23 Sub
03/11/1982
Lech Poznan 0-1 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R2 2L 30,000 23 Sub
04/12/1982
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,929 23 Sub
01/01/1983
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 14,000 23 Sub
08/01/1983
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Premier Division 12,600 23 Sub
15/01/1983
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,530 23 Start
29/01/1983
Hibernian 1-4 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 14,289 23 Sub
08/02/1983
Aberdeen 5-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 13,300 23 Sub
26/02/1983
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Premier Division 11,500 23 Start
05/03/1983
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,400 23 Start
26/03/1983
Morton 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,800 23 Sub
02/04/1983
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 16,400 23 Sub
16/04/1983
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Scottish Cup SF 51,152 23 Sub
19/04/1983
Waterschei 1-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup SF 2L 15,000 23 Start
23/04/1983
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Premier Division 24,000 23 Start
27/04/1983
Motherwell 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,715 23 Start
30/04/1983
Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,076 23 Start
03/05/1983
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,000 23 Start
05/05/1983
Aberdeen 5-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 12,000 23 Start
14/05/1983
Aberdeen 5-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 24,000 23 Start
21/05/1983
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Scottish Cup F 62,979 23 Sub
13/12/1988
Aberdeen 3-3 Gothenburg XI
Testimonial 23,000 29 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
1988-89
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1982-83
9
10
2
2
0
0
0
3
1
1
1
0
12
14
3
0
0
0
1981-82
18
12
6
4
2
0
1
2
0
6
0
1
29
16
7
3
0
0
1980-81
26
4
0
4
1
2
2
0
0
4
0
0
36
5
2
7
0
5
1979-80
12
5
5
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
14
6
5
1
1
2
1978-79
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
1
1977-78
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Totals:
67
32
13
10
3
2
6
6
1
11
1
1
94
42
17
13
1
8
Total Appearances/Goals: 136 17