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dons in europe foreword

Click on the cup image next to the appropriate season to see the European results for that season.

Season 2009-10
Europa League
Season 2007-08
UEFA Cup
Season 2002-03
UEFA Cup
Season 2000-01
UEFA Cup
Season 1996-97
UEFA Cup
Season 1994-95
UEFA Cup
Season 1993-94
European Cup Winners Cup
Season 1991-92
UEFA Cup
Season 1990-91
European Cup Winners Cup
Season 1989-90
UEFA Cup
Season 1988-89
UEFA Cup
Season 1987-88
UEFA Cup
Season 1986-87
European Cup Winners Cup
Season 1985-86
European Cup
Season 1984-85
European Cup
Season 1983-84
European Cup Winners Cup,European Super Cup
Season 1982-83
European Cup Winners Cup
Season 1981-82
UEFA Cup
Season 1980-81
European Cup
Season 1979-80
UEFA Cup
Season 1978-79
European Cup Winners Cup
Season 1977-78
UEFA Cup
Season 1973-74
UEFA Cup
Season 1972-73
UEFA Cup
Season 1971-72
UEFA Cup
Season 1970-71
European Cup Winners Cup
Season 1968-69
Fairs Cities Cup
Season 1967-68
European Cup Winners Cup
european matches
Willie Miller holds aloft the Cup Winners Cup with the team
European Pedigree

From KR Reykjavik at Pittodrie to Hertha Berlin in the German capital and the 99 other matches in between Aberdeen have a long and distinguished record in the European arena. After the ease with which they dispatched the Icelandic part timers in their debut tie, the Dons went on to face stiffer opposition and in that first decade of European football they struggled when matched against the experience of Spanish, German and Italian opposition.

They created an unfortunate piece of history in 1970 when they became the first team to be eliminated from Europe on penalty kicks at the hands of Honved. All this was to be part of the learning process and by 1980 they made their first appearance in the European Cup after being denied the opportunity in 1955 when Hibernian represented Scotland despite Aberdeen being the champions of the day. In the second round the mighty Liverpool handed the Dons another lesson as they eased through on a 5-0 aggregate.

Two seasons later all the experience gained since 1967 came together as the Dons marched to their historic European win in Gothenburg. The Super Cup was added later in the year giving the Dons the honour of being the only Scottish Club to win two European trophies.

Match reports are limited to our more recent euro encounters as well as some retrospective reports from our Euro 100 feature from a couple of years ago. We will endeavour to add more retrospective match reports over time so as to give a complete record of the Dons adventures in Europe.