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.
This special gold medal was issued during Aberdeen's 1927 tour of South Africa when Aberdeen became the first Scottish team to venture amongst the Springboks.
This example was given to Director William Philip by the South African Football Association in July 1927. It is currently not known if every member of the party received one of these, but it is a rare and wonderful thing to have in The Aberdeen Collection.
It was procured for the Heritage Trust in April 2019 along with a number of other medals which will also be put on show in future.