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The Aberdeen Collection

During the 100-year history of Aberdeen Football Club there have been many trophies, mementos and unique items of memorabilia inherited along the way. Unfortunately the club don't have enough space to display this fascinating collection at the moment and so many fans are unaware of their existence. Each of the items has a story to tell and some are well known while others are a bit more obscure. All, of course, contribute to the rich history of Aberdeen Football Club.

Over time we hope to populate 'The Trophy Cabinet' section with a large selection of items. To launch we have showcased six exhibits to give you an idea of the treasure trove lurking in Pittodrie. We hope readers find this fascinating and possibly get a further insight into the history of the club. In fact one of the initial items is a bit of a mystery to everyone at the club and if anyone can shed some light into it's background we want to hear from you.

Bobby Calder Trophy

Drybrough Cup Tankard

Saskatchewan Soccer Association Memento

"The Dons" by Paine Proffitt

European Cup Winners Cup 1983

Changi Internment Camp

Cup Winners' Shield 1947

An early history of Aberdeen Football Club

1937 Miniature Football Boots

North Eastern Supplementary League Cup

Celta Vigo European Souvenir

Eintracht Frankfurt 1979

The Gershon Cup

Tennents Trophy 1990

1979-80 Champions Clock

Irish Free State Harp 1934

Northern League Trophy

1927 Tour of South Africa

Pittodrie match programme 1908

European Super Cup 1983

Toronto & Distrcict FA Medal 1927

Aberdeenshire Cup Poster

George McNicol's Boots

Bobby Clark Testimonial Tankard

Chelsea Plate

South Africa Tour Medal 1927
1927 Tour of South Africa

Not being geologists, the Heritage Trust are not entirely sure what this little beauty is made of - except for the inkwell and engraved plate which are gold. The memento was presented to the Club during their ground-breaking tour of South Africa in the summer of 1927 when they played a total of fourteen matches against various local opposition. The paperweight was presented by the Caledonian Societies of East Rand on the 4th of July ? the day that the Dons played a Frontier XI at East London, and lost 3-2 with Benny Yorston scoring both of our goals. The tour was a ground breaker not only for Aberdeen, but for Scottish football, as the Dons became the first Scottish Club to visit there.

For the record:
Won 8 Drawn 3 Lost 3 Scored 39 Condeded 17

Fuller details of the games can be found on this website under the Fixtures details for season 1927-1928.