Click here to go back to the AFC Heritage Trust Homepage Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust Logo  
Aberdeen Football Club Squad
dark blue dons foreword
click on a player below to display their 'dark blue dons' profile.
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
 
Paddy Buckley
Jim Leighton in Aberdeen Colours. The Scotland v Norway International at Hampden on May 5th 1954 is principally remembered for the shock recall of 36 year old George Hamilton but the game also marked the first occasion that three Aberdeen players featured in the same full Scottish side. Fred Martin made his International debut in the same game and the big keeper was joined in the Scottish side by fellow debutant, centre-forward Paddy Buckley.

Born in Leith on 31st Januay 1925 Paddy started his career with Bo'ness United before turning senior with St Johnstone in 1948. At Muirton Park Paddy quickly developed into a top rate senior goal scorer and in April 1952 the Dons moved in with a 7,500 bid to bring Paddy to Pittodrie. Buckley's electrifying pace was superbly supported by the quickness of Jackie Hather on the left wing and eventually by the class of Graham Leggat on the right flank. Harry Yorston and at first Gorge Hamilton, then latterly Bobby Wishart provided Paddy's principal inside forward support.

Buckley's arrival marked a general upsurge in the Dons fortunes in the early 1950s and his role in transforming Aberdeen from perennial bridesmaids into Scottish Champions in 1955 was not insignificant. Paddy's first full season at Pittodrie brought him a modest haul of 15 goals in domestic competition but the following season, 1953-54, saw him fulfil his true potential as he hit the net on no less than 27 occasions in 38 League and Cup outings. The Dons reached the final of the Scottish Cup in 1954 with Buckley scoring in every round, bar one, on the Dons march to Hampden. In the final against Celtic Paddy scored a superb equaliser for the Dons but alas Celtic prevailed 2-1.

However, Paddy's scoring exploits had caught the eye of the Scottish selectors and he was called up for the game against Norway at Hampden on May 5th 1954. He didn't travel to Switzerland for the World Cup but Paddy was recalled for the first post World Cup game against Wales in Cardiff. Paddy didn't let the side down he scored the only goal of the game and three weeks later he was selected for the Home International against Northern Ireland. That game against Wales proved to be Paddy's last for Scotland as Hibs Lawrie Reilly made the Scotland No.9 jersey his own for almost three years.

At Pittodrie Paddy continued to bang in the goals and thrill the crowds with his lightning pace and his amazing jumping ability. His 17 League goals were a major factor in the Dons 1955 Championship triumph, none more so than his hat-trick in a crucial 4-0 win over Rangers that all but clinched the title. In November 1955 he picked up a serious knee injury from which he never fully recovered. Paddy's Pittodrie career ended prematurely in 1957. Buckley's three internationals saw him score one goal and it was probably no accident that on that occasion in Cardiff Paddy was supported up front by Harry Yorston.



Scottish International Caps
Season Date Match Tournament
1954-55 03/11/54 SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland British Int'l Championship
1954-55 16/10/54 Wales v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
1953-54 05/05/54 SCOTLAND v Norway Friendly
Total Appearances: 3