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Jim Leighon at the World Cup in 86
Jim Leighton
91 Caps
 
Alex McLeish comes up against England substitute Steve Bull in the Rous Cup Match against England at Hampden in 1989
Alex McLeish
77 Caps
 
Willie in action for Scotland
Willie Miller
65 Caps
 
Belgium midfielder Ludo Coeck (right) tries to pull back Scotland's Gordon Strachan.
Gordon Strachan
50 Caps
 
Stewart McKimmie in action for Scotland.
Stewart McKimmie
40 Caps
 
Martin Buchan for Scotland in Season 1977-78
Martin Buchan
34 Caps
 
Steve Archibald in action for Scotland.
Steve Archibald
27 Caps
 
Jim Bett for Scotland v Norway WC Qualifier in 1989.
Jim Bett
26 Caps
 
Billy Dodds Celebrates after netting for Scotland against Belgium in a WC Qualifier in 2001.
Billy Dodds
26 Caps
 
Scott Booth in action for Scotland.
Scott Booth
22 Caps
 
Charlie Nicholas in action for Scotland.
Charlie Nicholas
20 Caps
 
Eoin Jess in action for Scotland.
Eoin Jess
18 Caps
 
Graham Leggat Scores against England in 1956.
Graham Leggat
18 Caps
 
Alex Jackson in Aberdeen Colours.
Alex Jackson
17 Caps
 
Bobby Clark punches clear for Scotland against Brasil at Hampden in 1972.
Bobby Clark
16 Caps
 
Scott Severin in action for Scotland.
Scott Severin
15 Caps
 
Derek Whyte in action for Scotland.
Derek Whyte
12 Caps
 
Jock Hutton in Aberdeen Colours.
Jock Hutton
10 Caps
 
Russell Anderson in action for Scotland.
Russell Anderson
10 Caps
 
Brian Irvine in action against Romania in a Euro Qualifier at Hampden in 1990.
Brian Irvine
9 Caps
 
Scott McKenna in Aberdeen Colours.
Scott McKenna
8 Caps
 
Stuart Kennedy in Aberdeen Colours.
Stuart Kennedy
7 Caps
 
'Big Dunc' in action for Scotland.
Duncan Shearer
7 Caps
 
Fred Martin in action for Scotland.
Fred Martin
6 Caps
 
Peter Weir in Aberdeen Colours.
Peter Weir
6 Caps
 

Kenny McLean
5 Caps
 
Graeme Shinnie in Aberdeen Colours.
Graeme Shinnie
5 Caps
 

Ryan Christie
5 Caps
 
George Hamilton in Aberdeen Colours.
George Hamilton
5 Caps
 
Jim Forrest in Aberdeen Colours.
Jim Forrest
5 Caps
 
Neil Simpson in action for Scotland
Neil Simpson
5 Caps
 
Dave Robb in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Robb
5 Caps
 
Alec Cheyne in Aberdeen Colours.
Alec Cheyne
5 Caps
 
Donald Colman in Aberdeen Colours.
Donald Colman
4 Caps
 
Joe Harper in Scotland Colours Season 1978-79.
Joe Harper
4 Caps
 
Kevin McNaughton in action for Scotland.
Kevin McNaughton
4 Caps
 
Mark McGhee watches his header beat the diving Peter Shilton to score against England.
Mark McGhee
4 Caps
 
Jimmy Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Jimmy Smith
4 Caps
 
Bobby Connor in action for Scotland.
Robert Connor
4 Caps
 
Willie Mills in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Mills
3 Caps
 

Lee Miller
3 Caps
 
George Mulhall in Aberdeen Colours.
George Mulhall
3 Caps
 
Paddy Buckley in Aberdeen Colours.
Paddy Buckley
3 Caps
 
Matt Armstrong in action for Scotland against Wales in 1935
Matt Armstrong
3 Caps
 
Frank Hill in Aberdeen Colours.
Frank Hill
3 Caps
 
Andy Love in Aberdeen Colours.
Andy Love
3 Caps
 
Archie Glen in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Glen
2 Caps
 
Ernie McGarr in Aberdeen Colours.
Ernie McGarr
2 Caps
 
Dave Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Smith
2 Caps
 
Chris Maguire in action for the Scotland U21s
Chris Maguire
2 Caps
 
William Lennie in Aberdeen Colours.
William Lennie
2 Caps
 
Gary Mackay-Steven in Aberdeen Colours.
Gary Mackay-Steven
2 Caps
 
Stephen Wright clears his lines for Scotland's U21's as Germany's Mehmet Scholl bears down on him at Pittodrie.
Stephen Wright
2 Caps
 
Steve Murray in Aberdeen Colours.
Steve Murray
1 Cap
 
Robbie Winters in action for Scotland against Germany in 1999.
Robbie Winters
1 Cap
 
Doug Rougvie proudly shows his Scotland Cap.
Doug Rougvie
1 Cap
 
Benny Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Benny Yorston
1 Cap
 
Archie Baird in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Baird
1 Cap
 
Harry Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Harry Yorston
1 Cap
 
Donald Colman
Jim Leighton in Aberdeen Colours. By the time of Willie Lennie's departure to Brockville another Don had already caught the eye of the Scottish selectors, the indomitable Donald Colman. Before turning senior with Motherwell, Colman had won distinction as a Scottish Junior International back in the days before Lennie's career at Pittodrie. At 5ft 6in Donald was regarded by many as too small to be a first class full-back and he seemed to be on his way to the football wilderness when Aberdeen signed him at the age of 27 in 1907.

Remarkably, Donald (real name Cunningham) blossomed into a real defensive star at Pittodrie. Donald had begun his Junior career with Glasgow Perthshire under the assumed name of Colman to keep his footballing activities a secret from a forbidding father and the name stuck as he moved on to first Tontine Athletic, Renton and finally Maryhill Juniors before his eventual move to the seniors. It was at the suggestion of Dons inside forward Jimmy "Jumbo" Muir, a former team mate of Colman's at Maryhill, that manager Jimmy Philip gave Colman a try out at Pittodrie and Muir's recommendation was to prove of incalculable worth to Aberdeen FC.

Over the following 35 years Colman became a very important influence on establishing the Dons as a major force in Scottish football. His calculated displays at right back established him as a firm favourite with the Aberdeen following and after only two seasons he was appointed skipper in place of the departed Alex Halkett. Donald was very much a thinking mans defender who relied more on his brain than on his muscle but if the occasion required it he never shirked a tackle. Having astounded his critics by making the grade at Pittodrie, Donald went one better by receiving a surprise call up to the full Scottish international side in 1911 at the tender age of 33. In addition to his four full Scottish caps, he was capped twice by the Scottish League

He made his debut against Wales in 1911 and played in all three internationals that year, acquitted himself well on all three occasions. He was overlooked in 1912 but came back for one final cap in 1913.

Colman, in partnership with left back Jock Hume, became the mainstay of the "Black and Golds" throughout the difficult First World War period and incredibly Donald was around to earn a recall in early 1920 at the ripe old age of 42 when injury left the Dons short at full back. His 347 League and Cup appearances (beating Willie Lennie's old mark) remained unsurpassed until Willie Cooper set a new record just after the 2nd World War. At the end of the 1919-20 season Donald grudgingly conceded to the advance of time and turned his amazing football brain to the development of Norwegian football during the summer months, while coaching his home town team Dumbarton, the rest of the year round. In 1931 he returned to Pittodrie as trainer and established a reputation as a real innovator. His training duties were effectively ended by the outbreak of the 2nd World War and he died of TB in 1942.



Scottish International Caps
Season Date Match Tournament
1912-13 15/03/13 Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
1910-11 01/04/11 England v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
1910-11 18/03/11 SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland British Int'l Championship
1910-11 06/03/11 Wales v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 4