Eoin emerged from the successful Dons Youth side of the 80's, and shot to fame when he played in the 1989 League Cup Final victory over Rangers.
Often touted as a Scotland international of great potential, it remained a potential that was
unfulfilled. A leg break in 1993 perhaps curtailed his development, as Jess was
beginning to establish himself in the Scotland side that was trying to qualify for USA 94. Played for Scotland at Wembley in Euro 96, before being sold to Coventry to try his luck in England, and returned to Pittodrie in 1997
for a £650,000 fee.
Often a shining light during depressing times at Pittodrie, Jess remained a popular figure at Aberdeen until his move. Jess was part of the
Dons side that won the League Cup in 1995. Made over 350 appearances for the club, but just falling short of the 100-goal mark. Jess left the club for a second spell in the English Premiership with Bradford City and finished plying his trade with Nottingham Forest in the Coca Cola Championship in England, where he became a youth coach.