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Charlie Nicholas Squad Index
Information:
1989-90 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
30th December 1961
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
11st 0lbs
Signed:
7th January 1988
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
If ever there was a stellar signing, this was it. Ian Porterfield signed Nicholas from Arsenal for 400,000 in the New Year of 1988, and immediately lifted the Dons' flagging spirits. In his Pittodrie debut against Dunfermline, 20,000 turned out to see the former Celtic star. A gifted striker, Nicholas was already a Scottish international by the time he arrived at Pittodrie, and went on to become a favourite at Pittodrie. Played in the side that won the Cup double in 1989-90, and began to form an exciting partnership with Hans Gillhaus that was touted, as the most feared in the game. Moved back to his first club Celtic after the Dons had beaten the Parkhead side in the 1990 Cup Final.

After hanging up his boots, Charlie went on to be a successful football pundit on television.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
09/01/1988
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 16,000 26 Start
16/01/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 20,000 26 Start
23/01/1988
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,584 26 Start
30/01/1988
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 10,000 26 Start
06/02/1988
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Premier Division 22,500 26 Start
13/02/1988
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 18,817 26 Start
20/02/1988
Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 7,270 26 Start
27/02/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division 13,500 26 Start
05/03/1988
St. Mirren 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,858 26 Start
12/03/1988
Aberdeen 5-0 Clyde
Scottish Cup QF 12,000 26 Start
19/03/1988
Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,403 26 Start
26/03/1988
Aberdeen 2-0 Falkirk
Premier Division 9,410 26 Start
30/03/1988
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Premier Division 22,700 26 Start
02/04/1988
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,132 26 Start
09/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 20,488 26 Start
13/04/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF REP 17,288 26 Start
16/04/1988
Morton 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,200 26 Start
20/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF RE2 19,048 26 Start
23/04/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 10,500 26 Start
30/04/1988
Rangers 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 36,010 26 Start
04/05/1988
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 7,000 26 Start
07/05/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 5,500 26 Start
01/08/1988
Arbroath 0-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 26 Start
05/08/1988
Feyenoord 2-1 Aberdeen
Tour 26 Start
07/08/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Royal Antwerp
Tour 30,000 26 Sub
13/08/1988
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,222 26 Start
31/08/1988
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 13,500 26 Start
03/09/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 13,583 26 Sub
07/09/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dynamo Dresden
UEFA Cup R1 1L 14,500 26 Start
17/09/1988
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,769 26 Start
20/09/1988
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
League Cup SF 18,491 26 Start
24/09/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 14,000 26 Start
27/09/1988
Hamilton 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,634 26 Start
01/10/1988
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,225 26 Start
08/10/1988
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
Premier Division 22,370 26 Start
12/10/1988
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,284 26 Start
23/10/1988
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
League Cup F 72,122 26 Start
02/11/1988
Aberdeen 2-2 Celtic
Premier Division 22,000 26 Start
05/11/1988
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,500 26 Start
12/11/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,184 26 Start
19/11/1988
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 10,028 26 Start
26/11/1988
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 42,239 26 Start
03/12/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 Hamilton
Premier Division 8,234 26 Start
10/12/1988
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 42,437 26 Start
03/01/1989
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 17,952 27 Start
07/01/1989
Aberdeen 2-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 13,500 27 Start
14/01/1989
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Premier Division 22,000 27 Start
21/01/1989
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,906 27 Start
28/01/1989
Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 16,656 27 Start
01/02/1989
Aberdeen 3-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Scottish Cup R3 REP 21,500 27 Start
14/02/1989
Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,016 27 Start
18/02/1989
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup R4 23,000 27 Start
22/02/1989
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 REP 18,756 27 Start
27/02/1989
Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 RE2 21,095 27 Start
11/03/1989
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
Premier Division 11,800 27 Start
18/03/1989
Raith Rovers 3-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,583 27 Start
25/03/1989
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,541 27 Start
01/04/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 16,700 27 Start
08/04/1989
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,000 27 Start
15/04/1989
Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton
Premier Division 9,712 27 Start
22/04/1989
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 13,367 27 Start
29/04/1989
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Premier Division 21,500 27 Start
06/05/1989
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 6,500 27 Start
30/07/1989
Heerenveen 1-2 Aberdeen
Tour 27 Start
02/08/1989
Den Haag 1-1 Aberdeen
Tour 6,000 27 Start
05/08/1989
Utrecht 0-2 Aberdeen
Tour 5,000 27 Sub
12/08/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 16,000 27 Start
16/08/1989
Albion Rovers 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2,384 27 Start
19/08/1989
Motherwell 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,491 27 Start
23/08/1989
Aberdeen 4-0 Airdrie
League Cup R3 10,000 27 Start
26/08/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division 12,500 27 Start
30/08/1989
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
League Cup QF 11,500 27 Start
09/09/1989
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 40,283 27 Start
13/09/1989
Aberdeen 2-1 Rapid Vienna
UEFA Cup PR1 1L 16,800 27 Start
16/09/1989
Aberdeen 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 13,000 27 Start
20/09/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
League Cup SF 45,367 27 Start
23/09/1989
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,872 27 Start
27/09/1989
Rapid Vienna 1-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup PR1 2L 19,000 27 Start
30/09/1989
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Premier Division 21,734 27 Start
04/10/1989
Dundee United 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,879 27 Start
14/10/1989
Aberdeen 1-3 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,000 27 Start
22/10/1989
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
League Cup F 61,190 27 Start
25/10/1989
Hibernian 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,000 27 Sub
28/10/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 13,500 27 Start
18/11/1989
Dunfermline Athletic 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,882 27 Start
22/11/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Premier Division 23,000 27 Start
25/11/1989
Aberdeen 5-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 13,500 27 Start
02/12/1989
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 38,300 27 Start
09/12/1989
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,500 27 Start
20/12/1989
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,370 27 Start
26/12/1989
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 16,500 27 Start
30/12/1989
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,267 28 Start
02/01/1990
Aberdeen 5-2 Dundee
Premier Division 16,054 28 Start
06/01/1990
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 41,351 28 Start
13/01/1990
Aberdeen 4-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 14,000 28 Start
20/01/1990
Partick Thistle 2-6 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 11,875 28 Start
27/01/1990
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,855 28 Start
03/02/1990
Aberdeen 2-2 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,000 28 Start
10/02/1990
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,533 28 Start
17/02/1990
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Premier Division 22,100 28 Start
24/02/1990
Aberdeen 2-1 Morton
Scottish Cup R4 14,500 28 Start
03/03/1990
Dunfermline Athletic 2-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,228 28 Start
10/03/1990
Hibernian 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,550 28 Start
17/03/1990
Aberdeen 4-1 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup QF 22,500 28 Start
24/03/1990
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 10,000 28 Start
31/03/1990
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,071 28 Start
08/04/1990
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Premier Division 23,000 28 Start
14/04/1990
Aberdeen 4-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 16,581 28 Start
18/04/1990
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 10,000 28 Start
28/04/1990
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 7,977 28 Start
12/05/1990
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Scottish Cup F 60,493 28 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
1989-90
32
1
11
5
0
0
5
0
2
2
0
0
44
1
13
2
1
1
1988-89
27
1
16
3
0
1
5
0
1
1
0
0
36
1
18
3
1
2
1987-88
16
0
3
0
0
0
6
0
2
0
0
0
22
0
5
0
0
0
Totals:
75
2
30
8
0
1
16
0
5
3
0
0
102
2
36
5
2
3
Total Appearances/Goals: 104 36  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1988-89 26/04/89
SCOTLAND v Cyprus
World Cup Qualifier
1986-87 23/05/87
SCOTLAND v England
Rous Cup
1986-87 10/09/86
SCOTLAND v Bulgaria
Euro Championship Qualifier
1985-86 13/06/86
Uruguay v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1985-86 04/06/86
Denmark v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1985-86 23/04/86
England v SCOTLAND
Rous Cup
1985-86 26/03/86
SCOTLAND v Romania
Friendly
1985-86 28/01/86
Israel v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1984-85 27/03/85
SCOTLAND v Wales
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 27/02/85
Spain v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 17/10/84
SCOTLAND v Iceland
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 12/09/84
SCOTLAND v Yugoslavia
Friendly
1983-84 01/06/84
France v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1983-84 12/10/83
SCOTLAND v Belgium
Euro Championship Qualifier
1982-83 20/06/83
Canada v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1982-83 16/06/83
Canada v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1982-83 12/06/83
Canada v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1982-83 01/06/83
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1982-83 24/05/83
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1982-83 30/03/83
SCOTLAND v Switzerland
Euro Championship Qualifier
Total Appearances: 20