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.
On Friday 13th of March 2020 the nation went into lockdown in order to combat the insidious pandemic of COVID-19. Many measures were taken and although doubts were aired about the value of people wearing face coverings they soon became mandatory for wearing inside any indoor public space such as shops. Soon afterwards, football clubs began to issue coverings (popularly known as masks) in Clubcolours and the Dons' Club Shop began retailing them in the summer of 2020.
The mask shown here is one of 19 different designs, including variations, that had been sold by the Club up to the end of 2020. All of these colourful pieces are represented in The Aberdeen Collection.