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Steve Murray Squad Index
Information:
1972-73 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Centre Midfield
Date of Birth:
09th October 1944
Birthplace:
Dumbarton
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
11st 3lbs
Signed:
16th March 1970
Career History:
St Patrick's School, Dumbarton
Dundee 6th August 1963
Aberdeen 16th March 1970 £50,000
Celtic 1st May 1973, Retired - 6th September 1975
Celtic 27th December 1975, Retired - 22nd January 1976
Dundee United scout August 1979, player - 17th November 1979
Clydebank 1979 (Trial)
Retired - April 1980
Forfar Athletic manager - 19th August 1980, Resigned - 22nd August 1980
Montrose manger - 17th April 1982 - 17th January 1983
Dundee United assistant manager - 20th June 1989, dismissed - 15th November 1989
 
Profile:
Signed for the Dons in a record Aberdeen transfer in 1970 for a fee of £50,000. As he was cup-tied, Murray missed out on the Dons Cup winning side of 1970, but the cultured midfielder was a vital cog in the Dons machine that went agonisingly close to taking the title in 1971. Capped for Scotland against Belgium at Pittodrie in 1971, Murray was also Aberdeen captain before a dispute with the club in 1973 resulted in a transfer to Celtic. Moved in to management after his playing career, and must hold some sort of record when he was in charge of Forfar for only 3 days.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
18/03/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
21/03/1970
Aberdeen 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
25/03/1970
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 33,000 25 Start
28/03/1970
Dundee United 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
04/04/1970
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
06/04/1970
Aberdeen 2-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 25 Start
13/04/1970
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
04/08/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 ADO Den Haag
Friendly 13,500 25 Start
08/08/1970
Airdrie 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 3,500 25 Start
12/08/1970
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
League Cup G4 13,500 25 Start
15/08/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
League Cup G4 16,000 25 Start
19/08/1970
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 3,300 25 Start
26/08/1970
Hibernian 4-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 24,900 25 Start
29/08/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start
05/09/1970
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
12/09/1970
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
16/09/1970
Aberdeen 3-1 Honved
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 21,500 25 Start
19/09/1970
Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
26/09/1970
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 25 Start
30/09/1970
Honved 3-1 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L 18,500 25 Start
03/10/1970
Morton 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
10/10/1970
Aberdeen 3-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
17/10/1970
Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 32,000 26 Start
24/10/1970
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 26 Start
31/10/1970
Aberdeen 4-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
07/11/1970
Aberdeen 3-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 26 Start
14/11/1970
Ayr United 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
21/11/1970
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 13,500 26 Start
25/11/1970
Aberdeen 5-0 Gornik Zabrze
Friendly 17,500 26 Start
28/11/1970
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
05/12/1970
Aberdeen 7-0 Cowdenbeath
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
12/12/1970
Celtic 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 63,000 26 Start
19/12/1970
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 26 Start
26/12/1970
Airdrie 0-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
01/01/1971
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 24,000 26 Start
02/01/1971
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 21,500 26 Start
09/01/1971
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
16/01/1971
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 23,400 26 Start
25/01/1971
Aberdeen 5-0 Elgin City
Scottish Cup R3 24,136 26 Start
30/01/1971
Aberdeen 3-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
06/02/1971
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 26 Start
13/02/1971
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 24,000 26 Start
17/02/1971
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup R4 REP 29,000 26 Start
20/02/1971
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 36,000 26 Start
27/02/1971
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 Start
06/03/1971
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 65,000 26 Start
10/03/1971
Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
13/03/1971
Clyde 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 26 Start
24/03/1971
Aberdeen 4-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
27/03/1971
Heart of Midlothian 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,500 26 Start
30/03/1971
Coventry City 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 8,001 26 Start
03/04/1971
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 26 Start
17/04/1971
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 36,000 26 Start
19/04/1971
Aberdeen 2-3 Eintracht Brunswick
Friendly 26 Start
24/04/1971
Falkirk 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
01/05/1971
Ross County 0-6 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,000 26 Start
03/05/1971
Peterhead 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,182 26 Start
20/07/1971
Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Aberdeen
German Tour 26 Start
23/07/1971
1860 Munich 3-1 Aberdeen
German Tour 26 Start
24/07/1971
Augsburg 0-1 Aberdeen
German Tour 26 Start
28/07/1971
Nijmegen 0-1 Aberdeen
German Tour 26 Start
31/07/1971
East Fife 0-3 Aberdeen
Drybrough Cup QF 26 Start
04/08/1971
Airdrieonians 1-4 Aberdeen
Drybrough Cup SF 26 Start
07/08/1971
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Drybrough Cup F 25,000 26 Start
10/08/1971
Aberdeen 3-2 Newcastle United
Friendly 18,000 26 Start
14/08/1971
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
League Cup G2 19,053 26 Start
18/08/1971
Clyde 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 2,027 26 Start
21/08/1971
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
League Cup G2 17,339 26 Start
25/08/1971
Aberdeen 5-0 Clyde
League Cup G2 15,542 26 Start
28/08/1971
Dundee 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 11,875 26 Start
01/09/1971
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 11,865 26 Start
04/09/1971
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 13,188 26 Start
11/09/1971
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,930 26 Start
15/09/1971
Celta Vigo 0-2 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 1L 35,000 26 Start
18/09/1971
Aberdeen 5-0 Airdrieonians
Div 1 (Old) 14,133 26 Start
25/09/1971
Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 41,236 26 Start
29/09/1971
Aberdeen 1-0 Celta Vigo
UEFA Cup R1 2L 20,000 26 Start
02/10/1971
Aberdeen 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 14,855 26 Start
04/10/1971
Aberdeen 1-0 Borussia Dortmund
Friendly 26 Start
09/10/1971
Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 26 Start
11/10/1971
Forfar Athletic 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Start
16/10/1971
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 24,450 27 Start
23/10/1971
Morton 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,843 27 Start
27/10/1971
Juventus 2-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R2 1L 35,000 27 Start
30/10/1971
Aberdeen 7-2 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 19,304 27 Start
06/11/1971
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 61,385 27 Start
17/11/1971
Aberdeen 1-1 Juventus
UEFA Cup R2 2L 29,500 27 Start
20/11/1971
Motherwell 0-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start
27/11/1971
Aberdeen 2-3 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 19,754 27 Start
04/12/1971
Ayr United 1-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,582 27 Start
11/12/1971
Aberdeen 4-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 12,194 27 Start
18/12/1971
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 13,707 27 Start
25/12/1971
Falkirk 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,885 27 Start
01/01/1972
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,600 27 Start
03/01/1972
Aberdeen 4-2 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 24,235 27 Start
15/01/1972
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 33,608 27 Start
22/01/1972
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,243 27 Start
27/01/1972
Montrose 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Start
29/01/1972
Aberdeen 4-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 12,981 27 Start
05/02/1972
Dundee United 0-4 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 12,974 27 Start
12/02/1972
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 21,389 27 Start
19/02/1972
Aberdeen 1-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 14,230 27 Start
26/02/1972
Aberdeen 1-0 Morton
Scottish Cup R4 18,277 27 Start
04/03/1972
Partick Thistle 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,340 27 Start
11/03/1972
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 32,853 27 Start
18/03/1972
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 25,936 27 Start
21/03/1972
East Fife 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,850 27 Start
25/03/1972
Aberdeen 4-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 9,391 27 Start
27/03/1972
Aberdeen 1-0 1860 Munich
Friendly 27 Start
01/04/1972
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,189 27 Start
08/04/1972
Aberdeen 7-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 8,240 27 Start
11/04/1972
Olympiakos 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 27 Start
15/04/1972
Clyde 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,535 27 Start
22/04/1972
Dundee United 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,743 27 Start
29/04/1972
Aberdeen 0-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 8,771 27 Start
24/05/1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3 Aberdeen
North American Summer Tour 27 Start
26/05/1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Aberdeen
North American Summer Tour 9,165 27 Start
28/05/1972
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 Aberdeen
North American Summer Tour 4,000 27 Start
02/08/1972
Celtic 3-2 Aberdeen
Drybrough Cup SF 40,000 27 Start
12/08/1972
Queen of the South 0-4 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 4,673 27 Start
16/08/1972
Aberdeen 4-1 Hibernian
League Cup G2 20,673 27 Start
19/08/1972
Aberdeen 5-1 Queens Park
League Cup G2 11,464 27 Start
23/08/1972
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 17,133 27 Start
26/08/1972
Aberdeen 2-1 Queen of the South
League Cup G2 10,144 27 Start
30/08/1972
Queens Park 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 1,029 27 Start
02/09/1972
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 16,947 27 Start
09/09/1972
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,100 27 Start
20/09/1972
Aberdeen 8-0 Falkirk
League Cup R2 1L 9,939 27 Start
23/09/1972
Dumbarton 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,854 27 Start
27/09/1972
Borussia Munchengladbach 6-3 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 19,000 27 Start
30/09/1972
Aberdeen 7-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 11,351 27 Start
04/10/1972
Falkirk 3-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2L 4,000 27 Start
07/10/1972
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,763 27 Start
11/10/1972
Aberdeen 3-0 East Fife
League Cup QF 1L 13,605 28 Start
14/10/1972
Aberdeen 2-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 14,165 28 Start
21/10/1972
Ayr United 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,823 28 Start
28/10/1972
Aberdeen 2-3 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 34,262 28 Start
01/11/1972
East Fife 1-4 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 4,492 28 Start
04/11/1972
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,962 28 Start
11/11/1972
Aberdeen 4-3 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 10,651 28 Start
18/11/1972
Aberdeen 3-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 10,234 28 Start
25/11/1972
Dundee United 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,173 28 Start
27/11/1972
Aberdeen 2-3 Celtic
League Cup SF 39,682 28 Start
02/12/1972
Airdrie 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,059 28 Start
09/12/1972
Aberdeen 0-0 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 8,354 28 Start
16/12/1972
Rangers 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 26,375 28 Start
23/12/1972
Aberdeen 3-0 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 7,031 28 Start
09/01/1973
Aberdeen 2-0 Crystal Palace
Friendly 16,000 28 Start
27/01/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 13,282 28 Start
07/02/1973
Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 28 Start
10/02/1973
Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,897 28 Start
17/02/1973
Aberdeen 1-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 8,538 28 Start
20/02/1973
Aberdeen 6-0 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 7,852 28 Start
28/02/1973
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Scottish Cup R4 17,730 28 Start
03/03/1973
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 36,245 28 Start
10/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,994 28 Start
17/03/1973
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 40,032 28 Start
21/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup QF REP 33,465 28 Start
24/03/1973
Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 28 Start
27/03/1973
East Fife 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,594 28 Start
31/03/1973
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 8,831 28 Start
07/04/1973
Aberdeen 5-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 28 Start
14/04/1973
Arbroath 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,757 28 Start
21/04/1973
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 32,000 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
1972-73
29
0
4
11
0
0
3
0
1
1
0
1
44
0
6
5
0
1
1971-72
32
0
10
6
0
0
3
0
0
4
0
0
45
0
10
13
0
0
1970-71
33
0
6
5
0
1
4
0
0
2
0
2
44
0
9
6
0
1
1969-70
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
101
0
20
22
0
1
10
0
1
7
0
3
140
0
25
24
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 140 25  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1971-72 10/11/71
SCOTLAND v Belgium
Euro Championship Qualifier
Total Appearances: 1