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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

Ryan Christie
34 Caps
Martin Buchan for Scotland in Season 1977-78
Martin Buchan
34 Caps
Scott McKenna in Aberdeen Colours.
Scott McKenna
28 Caps

Kenny McLean
28 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
Bobby Clark punches clear for Scotland against Brasil at Hampden in 1972.
Bobby Clark
17 Caps
Alex Jackson in Aberdeen Colours.
Alex Jackson
17 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
'Big Dunc' in action for Scotland.
Duncan Shearer
7 Caps
Stuart Kennedy in Aberdeen Colours.
Stuart Kennedy
7 Caps
Peter Weir in Aberdeen Colours.
Peter Weir
6 Caps
Graeme Shinnie in Aberdeen Colours.
Graeme Shinnie
6 Caps
Fred Martin in action for Scotland.
Fred Martin
6 Caps
George Hamilton in Aberdeen Colours.
George Hamilton
5 Caps
Jim Forrest in Aberdeen Colours.
Jim Forrest
5 Caps
Dave Robb in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Robb
5 Caps
Alec Cheyne in Aberdeen Colours.
Alec Cheyne
5 Caps
Neil Simpson in action for Scotland
Neil Simpson
5 Caps
Bobby Connor in action for Scotland.
Robert Connor
4 Caps
Lewis Ferguson in Aberdeen Colours.
Lewis Ferguson
4 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
Matt Armstrong in action for Scotland against Wales in 1935
Matt Armstrong
3 Caps
George Mulhall in Aberdeen Colours.
George Mulhall
3 Caps
Frank Hill in Aberdeen Colours.
Frank Hill
3 Caps
Andy at Hampden
Andrew Considine
3 Caps
Andy Love in Aberdeen Colours.
Andy Love
3 Caps

Lee Miller
3 Caps

Michael Devlin
3 Caps
Paddy Buckley in Aberdeen Colours.
Paddy Buckley
3 Caps
Willie Mills in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Mills
3 Caps
Chris Maguire in action for the Scotland U21s
Chris Maguire
2 Caps
Willie Lennie in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Lennie
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
Gary Mackay-Steven in Aberdeen Colours.
Gary Mackay-Steven
2 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
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
Robbie Winters in action for Scotland against Germany in 1999.
Robbie Winters
1 Cap
Steve Murray in Aberdeen Colours.
Steve Murray
1 Cap
Dons Legends Willie Miller and Gordon Strachan line up for Scotland From Willie Lennie in 1908 to the present international representatives, Aberdeen has supplied players to the Scotland cause on a regular basis. It has always been difficult for players playing outwith the Old Firm to force their way into the international set up as players from the two Glasgow teams and those plying their trade in England tended to be given priority. By the mid 1980's however it was difficult to overlook the contribution of Aberdeen on the European stage and several players swapped the red of Aberdeen for the Dark Blue of Scotland during this era.

Although Charlie O'Hagan was the first Dons player to be capped when he represented Ireland in 1907, Lennie was the first Don to pull on the Dark Blue of Scotland a year later. He celebrated that first cap in style by scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Wales. The trickle of caps continued before they dried up in 1913 following Donald Coleman's third Scotland match. Finally in 1923 Jock Hutton?s performances for the Dons earned him a call up. By the time he moved to Blackburn Rovers in 1927 Hutton had won seven caps a record for the club that wasn?t to be broken for 44 years.

On the 5th May 1954 Scotland faced Norway at Hampden in a friendly and for the first time Aberdeen had three players represented. Goalkeeper Fred Martin and striker Paddy Buckley made their debut for their country while 36-year-old George Hamilton was handed a shock recall to earn the fourth of his five caps.

Four years later in 1958 Graham Leggat equalled Hutton's cap total when he played in the 1958 World Cup Finals in the 3-2 defeat against Paraguay. He then missed out in Scotland?s final match against France in a match that would have broken the record. By the time he played again for his country he had been transferred to Fulham. The player to finally break Hutton?s record was goalkeeper Bobby Clark. He earned his eighth cap in a friendly against the USSR in 1971 before going on to earn a total of 16 caps in his career.

Argentina 1978 is not an occasion that many Scots tend to dwell on unless recalling 'that' goal from Archie Gemmill, but it marked two more World Cup appearances for Dons players as Stuart Kennedy lined up in the opener against Peru while Joe Harper made his fourth and last appearance in the ill fated Iran debacle. It's hard to believe now that a goal scorer of this pedigree could only earn 4 caps. Within two years Aberdeen had won the Scottish title and although the impact at International level was not immediate by 1983 the all-conquering Dons European exploits could not be ignored.

Jess and Booth celebrate victory agains San Marino

In December 1983 Scotland faced Northern Ireland in their last British Championship match. Mark McGhee made a substitute appearance after 61 minutes in place of Frank McGarvey marking a historic moment in the Dark Blue Dons story as he took the field at Windsor Park to join five fellow Dons - Jim Leighton, Doug Rougvie, Alex McLeish and Peter Weir. Unfortunately, from a Scottish point of view the game didn't quite live up to the moment with Scotland losing 2-0 to an inspired Irish side. Of course Leighton went on to win 91 caps while McLeish earned 77, all as an Aberdeen player, making him the most capped Dark Blue Don.

An obvious name missing from that 1983 Scotland team was Willie Miller. No doubt he would have been playing that night but was out with an injury at the time and missed out on this occasion on his way to his own 65-cap total. The Dons have never again had six players in an International jersey at the same time, but they continue to supply talent despite a recent slump in form. Russell Anderson, Kevin McNaughton and Scott Severin have all represented their country in recent years while the U21 level has also been well represented with Dons in recent times.