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Hall of Fame

The AFC Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements of those who have significantly contributed to Aberdeen Football Club. Established in 2004, the AFC Hall of Fame’s purpose was to formally acknowledge the players and staff who have reached the pinnacle of their profession and making a significant contribution to this great club.

The Club have a proud history stretching back to 1903 when Aberdeen, Orion and Victoria United merged to form the Club that we know today and each year are able to recognise that history by inducting those who have helped shape the Club with an annual evening of celebration.

This page highlights the achievements of all our inductees and allows supporters to reminisce of their favourite Aberdeen Football Club legends. Below is the updated Hall Of Fame inductee

  • Eoin Jess

    Eoin Jess

    380 appearances and 94 goals at Pittodrie, Jess is one of the most naturally gifted players to ever pull on an Aberdeen jersey. Winner of three trophies and is the only Aberdeen player to win the PFA Young Player of the year award twice.

  • Peter Weir

    Peter Weir

    Played 237 times for The Dons scoring 38 goals, Weir is arguably the club’s greatest ever winger. He possessed skill and pace often leaving opponents in his wake and helped lifted every piece of domestic silverware as well as the European double in ’83.

  • Bobby Clark

    Bobby Clark

    Joined Aberdeen in 1965 playing 594 times for The Dons. Winner of every domestic honour, Clark would have a successful career in coaching in Zimbabwe, New Zealand and the US. Bobby retired in 2017 having been a highly respected head coach at Notre Dame University.

  • Donald Colman

    Donald Colman

    One of the game of football’s earliest and greatest innovators. He amassed 346 appearances for The Dons and later returned as a trainer. Following a trip to Norway he would help bring the dugout to the British game.

  • Graham Leggat

    Graham Leggat

    152 appearances, 92 goals and one of the early legends at Pittodrie. Graham played a pivotal part in the League championship win in 1954/55 and League Cup win the following season.

  • John McMaster

    John McMaster

    315 appearances and 33 goals. Five trophies including the European Cup Winners Cup.

  • Archie Knox

    Archie Knox

    Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant through the early 1980’s. Won four trophies and was part of 275 matches in his three spells at Aberdeen Football Club.

  • Neale Cooper

    Neale Cooper

    220 appearances and nine goals. Nine trophies including European Cup Winners Cup.

  • Stuart Kennedy

    Stuart Kennedy

    333 appearances and nine goals. Won four trophies including the European Cup Winners Cup. Alex Ferguson would give Stuart a place on his bench in Gothenburg after injury cost him a place in the team. Sadly he would be forced to retire that summer.

  • Ally MacLeod

    Ally MacLeod

    League Cup winning manager in 1976 after only won season in Aberdeen. Managed The Dons 91 times and went on to manage Scotland in the 1978 World Cup.

  • Alex McLeish

    Alex McLeish

    692 appearances and 30 goals during a 17-year career at the Club. Formed a formidable partnership with Willie Miller in defence and won 12 trophies including the European Cup Winners Cup.

  • Jim Bett

    Jim Bett

    1985-1994 337 Appearances 48 Goals. Cultured midfielder who enjoyed double cup-winning success at Pittodrie. Honours: Scottish Cup (1986, 1990), League Cup (1985, 1989)

  • John Hewitt

    John Hewitt

    1979-1989 361 Appearances 90 Goals. Gothenburg Great (Scored the winning goal in the 1983 UEFA Cup Winners Cup Final). Honours: UEFA Cup Winners Cup (1983), UEFA Super Cup (1983), Premier Division (1979-80, 1983-84, 1984-85), Scottish Cup (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986), League Cup (1985)

  • Sir Alex Ferguson

    Alex Ferguson

    1978-1986 The most successful Aberdeen manager of all time. Led The Dons to European glory in 1983. Honours: UEFA Cup Winners Cup (1983), UEFA Super Cup (1983), Premier Division (1980, 1984,1985), Scottish Cup (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986), League Cup (1985)

  • Jim Leighton

    Jim Leighton

    1978-1988 & 1997-2000 535 Appearances. Gothenburg Great (Kept 6 clean sheets on road to European glory). Honours: UEFA Cup Winners Cup (1983), UEFA Super Cup (1983), Premier Division (1983-84,1984-85), Scottish Cup (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986), Scottish League Cup (1985)

  • Neil Simpson

    Neil Simpson

    1978-1990 310 Appearances 31 Goals. Gothenburg Great (Played in every match as The Dons conquered Europe in 1983). Honours: UEFA Cup Winners Cup (1983), UEFA Super Cup (1983), Premier Division (1983-84,1984-85), Scottish Cup (1982, 1983, 1984), Scottish League Cup (1985)

  • Willie Miller

    Willie Miller

    1973-1995 797 Appearances 32 Goals. Inspirational captain who led The Dons through their most successful period before going on to manage the club from 1992-95. Honours: UEFA Cup Winners Cup (1983), UEFA Super Cup (1983), Premier Division (1979-80, 1983-84, 1984-85), Scottish Cup (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986), League Cup (1976, 1985,..Read More

  • Drew Jarvie

    Drew Jarvie

    1972-1982 & 1988-2002 386 Appearances 130 Goals. One-time Aberdeen FC record signing who served the Club with distinction as a player and as part of the coaching team. Honours: Premier Division (1979-80), League Cup (1976).

  • Arthur Graham

    Arthur Graham

    1969-1977 298 Appearances 45 Goals. ‘Bumper’ helped The Dons to Scottish Cup glory in 1970 just 21 days after making his debut. Honours: Scottish Cup (1970), League Cup (1976).

  • Joe Harper

    Joe Harper

    1969-1972, 1976-1981 300 Appearances 199 Goals. Aberdeen’s all-time leading goalscorer, The King of the Beach End. Honours: Premier Division (1979-80), Scottish Cup (1970), League Cup (1976)

  • Henning Boel

    Henning Boel

    1968-1974 150 Appearances 4 Goals. Danish defender who became a cult hero at Pittodrie thanks to his never-say-die attitude. Honours: Scottish Cup (1970)

  • Jim Hermiston

    Jim Hermiston

    1966-1975 271 Appearances 16 Goals. One of the most consistent defenders ever to play for The Dons. Honours: Scottish Cup (1970).

  • Martin Buchan

    Martin Buchan

    1966-1972 189 Appearances 11 Goals. One of The Dons greatest ever defenders and youngest ever cup winning captain. Honours: Scottish Cup (1970).

  • Eddie Turnbull

    Eddie Turnbull

    1965-1971 Scottish Cup winning manager who was credited with transforming the Club. Honours: Scottish Cup (1970), Premier Division Runner-up (1970-71)

  • Ally Shewan

    Ally Shewan

    1962-1969 300 Appearances 9 Goals. Legendary left-back who played in longest ever run of consecutive matches (6+ years). Honours: Scottish Cup Finalist (1967)

  • Teddy Scott

    Teddy Scott

    1954-2003 Served The Dons through six decades in a number of roles including player, coach and kitman. Awarded a testimonial match against Manchester United in 1999. A capacity crowd turned up to show their appreciation for a man who gave his life to AFC.

  • Alec Young

    Alec Young

    1950-1958 220 Appearances 1 Goal. Played in every league match as The Dons won their first ever championship. Honours: Scottish League (1955), League Cup (1955).

  • Fred Martin

    Fred Martin

    1950-1960 296 Appearances. First goalkeeper to win a league title with The Dons (1954-55) and represent Scotland at a World Cup (1954). Honours: Premier Division (1954-55), League Cup (1955)

  • Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson

    1943-1945 & 1948-1953 & 1967-1986 Former player who helped to transform the club after joining the board in 1967. Instrumental in the development of the first all covered, all seated ground in British football.

  • Dick Donald

    Dick Donald

    1928-1933 & 1949-1993 Served The Dons for a total of almost 50 years as a player (1928-33), Director (1949-70) & Chairman (1970-93). Guided the Club to unprecedented success as Chairman