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Willem van der Ark Squad Index
Information:
1989-90 Squad Number:
12
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
13th November 1963
Birthplace:
Groningen
Nationality:
Dutch
Height:
6' 5
Weight:
13st 6
Signed:
18/01/89
Career History:
GVAV Rapiditas 1970-1984
Cambuur 1984-1987
Willem II 1988
Aberdeen 1989-1991
FC Utrecht 1991-1992
FC DenHaag 1993-1994
Cambuur 1994-1996
 
Profile:
Quickly assumed the status of cult hero at Pittodrie because of his height and unusual jumping style. Scored some vital goals for the club including a hat-trick away to Partick Thistle.
Willem van der Ark - Season 1989-90

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
21/01/1989
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division Fir Park, Motherwell 5,906 25 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
1991-92
7
11
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
10
12
0
0
0
0
1990-91
6
5
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
5
4
1
0
1
1989-90
16
11
7
0
3
1
2
1
3
0
2
0
18
17
11
0
0
1
1988-89
4
4
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
5
4
2
0
0
0
Totals:
33
31
13
2
3
1
3
1
3
1
3
0
39
38
17
1
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 77 17