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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

Saskatchewan Soccer Association Memento

"The Dons" by Paine Proffitt

European Cup Winners Cup 1983

Drybrough Cup Tankard

Changi Internment Camp Trophy

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

Real Madrid Pennant

Toronto & Distrcict FA Medal 1927

Aberdeenshire Cup Poster

George McNicol's Boots

Washington Whips Christmas Card

Bobby Clark Testimonial Tankard

Chelsea Plate

Wee McDon

South Africa Tour Medal 1927

1980 League Winner's Medal

Drybrough Cup Winner's Medal

A gift from the Faroes

West Ham Wedgewood Plaque

Barcelona of Ecuador Pennant

Scottish League Goalkeeper Jersey 1952

Official Club Face Covering
Drybrough Cup Winner's Medal

In the summer of 1971 a new, sponsored, Cup competition was introduced in Scotland to mark the opening of the season. The idea was to provide a short, sharp and entertaining event to set up interest in the season ahead, played for by the four highest scoring teams from each od Division One and Division Two of the League. The sponsor was Drybrough, an Edinburgh brewery.
The Dons opened their campaign at East Fife, where they won by a comfortable 3-0. A few days later thye faced Airdrie, also away from home and again had a good win by 4-1. This set them up for the final match, to be played at Pittodrie on the 7th of August 1971, against Celtic. In a hard fought and exciting encounter, Aberdeen came out on top by 2-1, prompting wild celebrations amongst the supporters who swarmed onto the pitch.
Joe Harper scored in all three ties of the competition, his penalty kick against Celtic being the clincher of the tournament.

This medal was awarded to Alex Willoughby, who was in his third of five seasons at Pittodrie, during which he appeared 149 times and scored 15 goals.