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On This Day: 29 September

2019: By drawing 2-2 with Cove Rangers at Balgownie, Aberdeen put themselves in an unassailable Championship winning position. Only outlandish arithmetic in their remainig games could allow Dunfermline to close the goal difference gap.

This was the very first League title win for the Women's team since they became fully integrated into the Club.


1980: Doug Rougvie decides to sign the four year contract he has been offered. Little does he, or anyone else, know how worthwhile this will turn out to be.

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1981: On the eve of the return UEFA Cup match at Pittodrie, Ipswich Towm manager Bobby Robson says: "Aberdeen can't play any better than they did in the first leg."


1990: St. Johnstone run up an unlikely but humiliating five goals at McDiarmid Park with no reply from the Dons.

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1929: it was announced in the press that the referee C. Bilney, Glasgow, who had handled the recent match at Pittodrie between the Dons and Rangers, had been "deleted" from the SFA list of referees.
This followed a complaint by the club following controversial decisions during the match, played on 7th September, which ended in a 1-1 draw.


1945: "Misers' Hill" I wish to make a plea to the responsible authority, which may be our Links and Parks Department, for the restoration of the amenities on "Misers' Hill," from which such a fine view of a wide area is had. I am not interested in football, so I'm not concerned about the free grandstand which the hill provides for matches played in Pittodrie Park! Since the hill happily ceased to be used as a gun-site and became open to the public again it has been a lamentable mess of iron girders, patches of concrete, coils of barbed wire, rusted corrugated iron and fragments of glass - all of them dangerous to children playing there. It must be someone's job to clear away the debris. As one of the elderly folk who like to enjoy the air on the hill, I much miss the seats which used to flank each side of the shelter so that one could always sit in its lythe. Of the wooden seats only one, facing King Street, remains. One of the seaward seats is a rickle of old iron and the other is most dilapidated. The shelter itself is bricked up and can't be used by the public. For the sake of the young and old the place should be redd up and made comfortable.

Source : Evening Express Saturday 29th September 1945

Born on this Day
1952 Billy Williamson Left Back Age: 68
1926 Jack Hather Outside Left  
1944 Jim Whyte Right Back Age: 76
1962 Nicky Walker Goalkeeper Age: 58
1997 Johan Fraser Age: 23
Aberdeen Results on 29 September
Year Result Competition Venue Att.
2018 Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen Scottish Premiership Celtic Park, Glasgow Click here to watch the Highlights of Celtic  v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 59,143
2012 Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian SPL Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Hibernian now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 8,282
2007 Aberdeen 2-0 Gretna SPL Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Gretna now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 10,279
2001 Dundee 1-4 Aberdeen SPL Dens Park, Dundee Click here to watch the Highlights of Dundee v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 8,359
1993 Aberdeen 4-0 Valur European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,004
1990 St. Johnstone 5-0 Aberdeen Premier Division McDiarmid Park, Perth 8,711
1984 Aberdeen 4-0 Heart of Midlothian Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 16,344
1982 Dinamo Tirane 0-0 Aberdeen European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L Dinamo Stadium, Tirana 20,000
1979 Dundee 0-4 Aberdeen Premier Division Dens Park, Dundee 11,817
1976 Orient 1-0 Aberdeen Anglo-Scottish Cup QF 2L Brisbane Road, London 5,005
1973 Clyde 1-3 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow 2,375
1971 Aberdeen 1-0 Celta Vigo UEFA Cup R1 2L Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 20,000
1962 Aberdeen 4-1 Third Lanark Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 14,000
1956 Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 18,000
1951 East Fife 2-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Bayview Park, Methil 10,000
1945 Partick Thistle 1-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Firhill, Glasgow 31,000
1934 Aberdeen 1-3 Airdrie Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 7,000
1930 Huddersfield Town 0-0 Aberdeen Infirmary Shield Leeds Road, Huddersfield 7,200
1928 Aberdeen 3-1 Raith Rovers Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,500
1924 Aberdeen 3-1 Queens Park Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 6,000
1923 Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 18,000
1906 Motherwell 3-2 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Fir Park, Motherwell 4,000
1900 Orion 5-2 Victoria United Scottish Qualifying Cup REP Cattofield, Aberdeen
1900 Lochee United 1-1 The Aberdeen Northern League St Margaret's Grounds, Dundee
1894 Brechin 4-4 The Aberdeen Friendly Montrose Street Park, Brechin
1894 Orion 5-0 Victoria United Scottish Cup R2 REP Cattofield, Aberdeen 6,000
1888 The Aberdeen 10-0 Black Diamonds Friendly Chanonry, Aberdeen