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neil simpson

Central Midfielder

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Squad Number:
Position: Central Midfielder
Date of Birth: Wednesday, November 15, 1961
Birthplace: London
Nationality: Scottish
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 11st 3lbs
Signed: 29th August 1978
Another of the original "Fergie fledglings" that was to play a huge part in the Dons success of the 80's. A tough, competitive midfielder, Simpson proved an ideal minder for the more subtle skills of Strachan and Weir, and was also capped for Scotland while at Pittodrie. Played in the Dons side that won the ECWC in 1983, and eventually moved to Newcastle in 1989, after an 11-year stint at Pittodrie. Made almost 300 appearances for the Dons. Rejoined the club in June 2001 to head up the Dons Community coaching initiative, later becoming head of the Youth Academy.

Aberdeen Debut

All Appearances

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
26/08/1978 Aberdeen 5 - 0 Dundee United Scottish Premier Reserve League 0
Start

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
2012-13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1989-90 5 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 5 0 3 1 0
1988-89 16 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 28 0 0 5 0 0
1987-88 14 1 1 3 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 23 1 1 1 0 0
1986-87 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 5 0 0
1985-86 22 0 1 6 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 1 36 0 2 3 0 0
1984-85 33 0 4 1 0 0 6 0 1 1 1 0 41 1 5 5 0 0
1983-84 21 3 2 6 1 1 4 0 0 9 1 2 40 5 5 9 1 2
1982-83 29 4 5 6 1 0 5 0 2 11 0 3 51 5 10 4 0 0
1981-82 24 5 4 3 0 0 5 0 2 2 3 0 34 8 6 2 2 0
1980-81 15 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 2 3 3 0
1979-80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1978-79 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
1977-78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 187 18 19 30 4 1 34 0 5 32 5 6 283 27 31 42 9 3
Total Appearances/Goals:   310 31  

Scottish International Caps

Total Appearances:
Season Date Match Tournament
1987-88 21/05/1988 England v Scotland Rous Cup
1986-87 23/05/1987 Scotland v England Rous Cup
1983-84 01/06/1984 France v Scotland Friendly
1983-84 21/09/1983 Scotland v Uruguay Friendly
1982-83 24/05/1983 Scotland v Northern Ireland British Int'l Championship
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