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Willem van der Ark Squad Index
Information:
1990-91 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
13th November 1963
Birthplace:
Groningen
Nationality:
Dutch
Height:
6' 5
Weight:
13st 6lbs
Signed:
18th January 1989
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Quickly assumed the status of cult hero at Pittodrie because of his height and unusual jumping style. Scored some vital goals for the club including a hat-trick away to Partick Thistle.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
21/01/1989
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,906 25 Start
18/02/1989
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup R4 23,000 25 Start
25/03/1989
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,541 25 Sub
01/04/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 16,700 25 Start
15/04/1989
Aberdeen 3-0 Hamilton
Premier Division 9,712 25 Sub
22/04/1989
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 13,367 25 Sub
29/04/1989
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Premier Division 21,500 25 Sub
06/05/1989
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 6,500 25 Start
13/05/1989
Rangers 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 42,480 25 Start
02/08/1989
Den Haag 1-1 Aberdeen
Tour 6,000 25 Start
05/08/1989
Utrecht 0-2 Aberdeen
Tour 5,000 25 Start
08/08/1989
Inverness Clachnacuddin 0-7 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,500 25 Start
12/08/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 16,000 25 Start
16/08/1989
Albion Rovers 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2,384 25 Sub
19/08/1989
Motherwell 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,491 25 Start
09/09/1989
Rangers 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 40,283 25 Start
13/09/1989
Aberdeen 2-1 Rapid Vienna
UEFA Cup PR1 1L 16,800 25 Sub
16/09/1989
Aberdeen 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 13,000 25 Sub
20/09/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
League Cup SF 45,367 25 Sub
23/09/1989
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,872 25 Sub
27/09/1989
Rapid Vienna 1-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup PR1 2L 19,000 25 Sub
30/09/1989
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Premier Division 21,734 25 Sub
04/10/1989
Dundee United 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,879 25 Start
14/10/1989
Aberdeen 1-3 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,000 25 Sub
22/10/1989
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
League Cup F 61,190 25 Sub
25/10/1989
Hibernian 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,000 25 Start
28/10/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 13,500 25 Start
04/11/1989
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,041 25 Start
18/11/1989
Dunfermline Athletic 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,882 26 Sub
22/11/1989
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Premier Division 23,000 26 Sub
25/11/1989
Aberdeen 5-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 13,500 26 Sub
02/12/1989
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 38,300 26 Sub
09/12/1989
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,500 26 Sub
26/12/1989
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 16,500 26 Sub
30/12/1989
Motherwell 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,267 26 Start
02/01/1990
Aberdeen 5-2 Dundee
Premier Division 16,054 26 Start
06/01/1990
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 41,351 26 Start
13/01/1990
Aberdeen 4-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 14,000 26 Start
20/01/1990
Partick Thistle 2-6 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 11,875 26 Start
27/01/1990
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,855 26 Start
03/02/1990
Aberdeen 2-2 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,000 26 Start
10/02/1990
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,533 26 Start
10/03/1990
Hibernian 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,550 26 Sub
17/03/1990
Aberdeen 4-1 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup QF 22,500 26 Start
24/03/1990
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 10,000 26 Start
31/03/1990
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,071 26 Start
14/04/1990
Aberdeen 4-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 16,581 26 Sub
02/03/1991
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Premier Division 22,500 27 Sub
05/03/1991
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,567 27 Sub
13/03/1991
Aberdeen 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 10,400 27 Sub
16/03/1991
Aberdeen 5-2 IFK Gothenburg
Friendly 4,000 27 Start
23/03/1991
Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,643 27 Start
30/03/1991
Hibernian 2-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,400 27 Start
06/04/1991
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Premier Division 22,500 27 Sub
13/04/1991
Heart of Midlothian 1-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 16,771 27 Start
20/04/1991
Aberdeen 3-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 14,500 27 Start
27/04/1991
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,513 27 Start
04/05/1991
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 18,000 27 Start
11/05/1991
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,652 27 Sub
31/07/1991
Elgin City 0-7 Aberdeen
Testimonial 2,535 27 Sub
17/08/1991
Aberdeen 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 13,849 27 Start
21/08/1991
Clyde 0-4 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2,107 27 Start
24/08/1991
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Premier Division 20,503 27 Start
28/08/1991
Aberdeen 0-1 Airdrie
League Cup R3 13,000 27 Start
07/09/1991
Aberdeen 1-2 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 12,071 27 Sub
14/09/1991
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,452 27 Start
18/09/1991
Aberdeen 0-1 BK 1903 Copenhagen
UEFA Cup R1 1L 13,000 27 Start
21/09/1991
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 11,850 27 Sub
28/09/1991
Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 36,330 27 Sub
02/10/1991
BK 1903 Copenhagen 2-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 5,237 27 Sub
05/10/1991
Aberdeen 4-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 10,154 27 Sub
09/10/1991
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 15,569 27 Sub
12/10/1991
Aberdeen 3-1 Airdrie
Premier Division 8,998 27 Sub
19/10/1991
Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,157 27 Sub
26/10/1991
St. Johnstone 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,682 27 Sub
30/10/1991
Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 9,092 27 Sub
02/11/1991
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 13,728 27 Sub
09/11/1991
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 36,837 27 Sub
16/11/1991
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,634 28 Start
20/11/1991
Aberdeen 0-2 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,338 28 Start
04/12/1991
Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers
Premier Division 20,081 28 Start
07/12/1991
Airdrie 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,071 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
1991-92
7
11
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
10
12
0
0
1
0
1990-91
6
5
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
5
4
1
0
1
1989-90
16
11
7
0
3
1
2
1
3
0
2
0
18
17
11
3
0
1
1988-89
4
4
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
5
4
2
0
0
0
Totals:
33
31
13
2
3
1
3
1
3
1
3
0
39
38
17
4
1
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 77 17