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Steve Cowan Squad Index
Information:
1984-85 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
17th February 1963
Birthplace:
Paisley, Scotland
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
11st 4lbs
Signed:
28th December 1979
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Steve was a good, solid, all-round pro for the Dons but was ufortunate that his versatility, combined with injuries, kept him from securing a regular spot in the first team. During his time at Pittodrie Steve played in almost every position including in goal when Bryan Gunn was sent off in a reserve match against St Mirren.
One of Steve's best remembered goals came in the Drybrough Cup Final at Hampden Park against St Mirren. The long range effort secured the trophy for the Dons who were the first and last winners of the tournament.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
30/07/1979
Buckie Thistle 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 16 Sub
26/07/1980
Aberdeen 4-1 Airdrie
Drybrough Cup QF 9,000 17 Sub
30/07/1980
Morton 2-4 Aberdeen
Drybrough Cup SF 17 Sub
02/08/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Drybrough Cup F 8,000 17 Sub
03/08/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 Arsenal
Friendly 13,698 17 Start
09/08/1980
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,067 17 Sub
12/08/1980
Aberdeen 1-2 Twente Enschede
Friendly 8,621 17 Start
16/08/1980
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 13,729 17 Start
23/08/1980
Airdrie 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 17 Start
27/08/1980
Aberdeen 8-1 Berwick Rangers
League Cup R2 1L 7,570 17 Start
30/08/1980
Berwick Rangers 0-4 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2L 1,188 17 Sub
31/08/1980
Aberdeen 8-6 Joe Harper Select
Testimonial 16,000 17 Sub
08/10/1980
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 1L 10,500 17 Sub
11/10/1980
Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 11,164 17 Sub
25/10/1980
Dundee United 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,043 17 Start
29/10/1980
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee
League Cup QF 2L 14,925 17 Start
25/01/1981
Aberdeen University 1-7 Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire Cup R1 17 Start
09/03/1981
Aberdeen 4-2 Keith
Aberdeenshire Cup SF 18 Start
02/08/1981
Aberdeen 5-1 Southampton
Aberdeen Tournament F 11,000 18 Start
15/08/1981
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrie
League Cup G3 7,000 18 Sub
16/08/1981
Aberdeen 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Testimonial 11,000 18 Sub
05/09/1981
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
Premier Division 18,825 18 Sub
12/09/1981
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,606 18 Sub
26/09/1981
Airdrie 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,000 18 Sub
03/10/1981
Aberdeen 2-0 Morton
Premier Division 11,007 18 Start
21/11/1981
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,600 18 Sub
03/02/1982
Partick Thistle 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,307 18 Sub
27/02/1982
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Premier Division 8,961 19 Sub
13/03/1982
Rangers 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 20,000 19 Start
17/03/1982
Dundee 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,126 19 Sub
20/03/1982
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 12,056 19 Sub
27/03/1982
Celtic 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 30,080 19 Sub
14/04/1982
Aberdeen 4-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 12,119 19 Start
05/05/1982
Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,587 19 Sub
11/08/1982
Morton 2-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 3,500 19 Sub
08/09/1982
Dumbarton 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 750 19 Sub
02/10/1982
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 9,000 19 Sub
03/05/1983
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,000 20 Sub
14/05/1983
Aberdeen 5-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 24,000 20 Sub
24/07/1983
Salmrohr 2-0 Aberdeen
West Germany Tour 20 Sub
26/07/1983
Schwetzingen 1-4 Aberdeen
West Germany Tour 20 Start
03/08/1983
Eisbachtal 0-1 Aberdeen
West Germany Tour 20 Start
10/08/1983
Forfar Athletic 2-3 Aberdeen
Testimonial 20 Start
17/08/1983
Manchester United 2-2 Aberdeen
Testimonial 18,000 20 Sub
14/09/1983
Akranes 1-2 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 5,500 20 Sub
17/09/1983
Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 27,500 20 Start
24/09/1983
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 21,100 20 Start
14/04/1984
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup SF 17,654 21 Sub
07/05/1984
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,990 21 Start
09/05/1984
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Premier Division 16,200 21 Start
12/05/1984
St. Mirren 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,450 21 Start
11/08/1984
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee
Premier Division 14,700 21 Sub
22/08/1984
Airdrie 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 5,000 21 Start
30/10/1984
Aberdeen 4-2 Coventry City
Friendly 10,000 21 Sub
17/11/1984
Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 44,000 21 Sub
20/11/1984
Forfar Athletic 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,168 21 Sub
24/11/1984
Aberdeen 1-0 Dumbarton
Premier Division 13,200 21 Sub
01/12/1984
Heart of Midlothian 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,037 21 Start
15/12/1984
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Premier Division 14,000 21 Sub
02/01/1985
Dundee United 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 21,994 21 Sub
12/01/1985
Aberdeen 5-0 Morton
Premier Division 11,000 21 Sub
14/01/1985
Ismaily SC 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 11,000 21 Sub
23/02/1985
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 48,834 22 Start
02/03/1985
Aberdeen 3-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 12,000 22 Sub
13/03/1985
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup QF REP 23,000 22 Sub
16/03/1985
Dundee 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,161 22 Start
23/03/1985
Hibernian 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,000 22 Start
30/03/1985
Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,600 22 Start
06/04/1985
Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 23,437 22 Start
13/04/1985
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 18,485 22 Start
17/04/1985
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF REP 10,771 22 Start
20/04/1985
Aberdeen 4-0 Dumbarton
Premier Division 12,500 22 Sub
27/04/1985
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Premier Division 23,000 22 Sub
04/05/1985
Heart of Midlothian 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,251 22 Sub

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1984-85
6
10
5
1
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
9
11
5
0
3
0
1983-84
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
5
2
0
3
2
2
1982-83
0
3
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
2
0
0
0
1981-82
3
10
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
11
3
1
1
1
1980-81
3
2
1
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
4
1
4
4
7
1979-80
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
Totals:
17
25
11
3
5
0
2
2
0
0
1
0
22
33
11
8
11
11
Total Appearances/Goals: 55 11