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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
 
'Big Dunc' in action for Scotland.
Duncan Shearer
7 Caps
 
Stuart Kennedy in Aberdeen Colours.
Stuart Kennedy
7 Caps
 
Peter Weir in Aberdeen Colours.
Peter Weir
6 Caps
 
Fred Martin in action for Scotland.
Fred Martin
6 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
 

Kenny McLean
5 Caps
 
Bobby Connor in action for Scotland.
Robert Connor
4 Caps
 
Scott McKenna in Aberdeen Colours.
Scott McKenna
4 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
 
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
 

Lee Miller
3 Caps
 
Willie Mills in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Mills
3 Caps
 
Graeme Shinnie in Aberdeen Colours.
Graeme Shinnie
3 Caps
 

Ryan Christie
3 Caps
 
William Lennie in Aberdeen Colours.
William Lennie
2 Caps
 
Chris Maguire in action for the Scotland U21s
Chris Maguire
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
 
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
 
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
 
Steve Murray in Aberdeen Colours.
Steve Murray
1 Cap
 
Robbie Winters in action for Scotland against Germany in 1999.
Robbie Winters
1 Cap
 
Matt Armstrong
Matt Armstrong in action for Scotland against Wales in 1935 The "dropping" of Benny Yorston in November 1931 and his subsequent transfer to Sunderland in January 1932, opened the first team door for promising youngster Matt Armstrong. Newton Stewart born Matt had only joined the Dons in 1931. He had been snapped up on a provisional by Celtic while playing, still as an apprentice, at Port Glasgow Juniors but the Parkhead side did not exercise their right to sign the youngster on a full form in time, and Aberdeen manager Paddy Travers stepped in to tempt Armstrong north to Pittodrie. Four months later,in the wake of the "Great Mystery" Matt was pitched into the first team to lead the line but his lack of experience at the top level showed and towards the end of the 1931-32 season he was replaced by utility man Dick Donald.

During 1932 close season Irish Internationalist Paddy Moore arrived at Pittodrie and it seemed that Matt Armstrong was destined for a long apprenticeship in reserve football. Indeed it has even been suggested that manager Paddy Travers had grave doubts about the ability of Armstrong to make the grade in the first team although trainer Donald Colman remained totally convinced of his abilities.

At the beginning of the 1934-35 season Moore took an unauthorised "extended leave" from Pittodrie and Matt came in to claim the first team spot for good. Almost immediately Armstrong struck up a close understanding with young inside-left Willie Mills and the Dons benefited to the tune of 39 League and Scottish Cup goals in 43 appearances.

Matt was a thrilling player to watch in action, with his greyhound-like pace and his ability to "swerve" while in full flight, and he was the perfect foil for the cultured Mills alongside him. Matt continued his superb strike rate throughout the following season and the honours started with first, Scottish League caps and finally, in October 1935 Matt was called in to the full Scottish side to face Wales. Further caps followed against Ireland five weeks later and Germany in 1936. Scotland never lost with Matt leading the line but unfortunately he never got his name on the score sheet and the selectors turned to alternative centre forwards.

The outbreak of Second World War effectively ended Matt's career at Pittodrie although he continued to assist the club during the early war years. He went on to turn out for Queen of the South and ended his career as player coach of Elgin City in the Highland League. His 136 League goals for the Dons remain a club record to this day.



Scottish International Caps
Season Date Match Tournament
1936-37 14/10/36 SCOTLAND v Germany Friendly
1935-36 13/11/35 SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland British Int'l Championship
1935-36 05/10/35 Wales v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 3