On This Day by Kevin Stirling

Tuesday 20th December 1983

Aberdeen defeated European Cup Winners SV Hamburg 2-0 at Pittodrie to win the European Super Cup. Goals from Mark McGhee and Neil Simpson in the second period proved decisive after a 0-0 draw in Germany. Aberdeen became the only Scottish side to be crowned Super Cup winners in a game that was beamed live to more than 80 countries worldwide.

Thursday 20th December 2008

In the Dons final Group B UEFA Cup match against Copenhagen, a 4-0 win against the Danes put Aberdeen through to the knockout stages for the first time in their history. In a tough group that also included Atletico Madrid, Panathinaikos and Lokomotiv Moscow, two sensational goals from Jamie smith put Aberdeen through to the last 32.