That knocked Aberdeen's confidence a little and Jakob Dallevedove found space to test Lewis but his shot was parried.

There are four boat clubs that row on the River Dee: Aberdeen Boat Club (ABC), Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association (ASRA), Aberdeen University Boat Club (AUBC) and Robert Gordon University Boat Club (RGUBC). There are regattas and head races annually, managed by the Committee of the Dee. There is also a boat race held every year between AUBC and RGUBC. The race is in mixed eights, and usually held in late February / early March.

Substitute Rooney somehow couldn't net from a couple of yards, then struck a post form close range as the visitors looked like completely capitulating.

Aberdeen is twinned with Regensburg, Germany (1955),[107] Clermont-Ferrand, France (1983),[107] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (1986),[107] Stavanger, Norway (1990)[107] and Gomel, Belarus (1990).[107]

Aberdeen regained their superiority and Taylor again had the ball in the net only for the referee to rule it out for a foul on the goalkeeper.

Halliday and Hamilton left at the end of that championship-winning season, and Halliday was replaced by Davie Shaw.[13] Aberdeen won the League Cup under his guidance, beating St Mirren in 1955–56, and reached another Scottish Cup final in 1959.[17] However, Shaw stepped aside for another former favourite player, Tommy Pearson, in 1959. Pearson's time in charge coincided with a high turnover of players, and yielded no trophies.[19] He retired in 1965, making way for Eddie Turnbull.[8]

Aberdeen inaugurated a Hall of Fame as part of the club's centenary celebrations in 2003. Six players were inducted following the initial dinner in March 2004, and a further six were included in November 2004.[132] Ex-manager Alex Ferguson was inducted at a re-launch event in November 2015.[133]

Reports that Joey Barton will not return to Rangers on Monday as Scotland players react to their Lithuania draw.

Pat Bonner, Willie Miller, Michael Stewart and Steven Thompson say how they think this season's Scottish Premiership will go.

Their passage to the next round was made considerably easier when Rooney confidently netted a penalty deep into the seven minutes of injury time.

In 2005 the President of the SRU said it was hoped eventually to establish a professional team in Aberdeen.[92] In November 2008 the city hosted a rugby international at Pittodrie between Scotland and Canada, with Scotland winning 41–0.[93] In November 2010 the city once again hosted a rugby international at Pittodrie between Scotland and Samoa, with Scotland winning 19–16.

Aberdeenshire Rugby Football Club is based in the North of the city at Woodside Sports Complex[91] near the Great North Road on the banks of the river Don. They currently play in the Scottish League Championship B (East), the 3rd tier of club rugby.

For the 1904–05 season, Aberdeen adopted a black and gold striped shirt, which led to the team being nicknamed "Wasps".[66] This strip, with only minor variations, was worn until just before the start of the Second World War. The blue shorts lasted until 1911, and then were replaced with white ones. Socks were black with gold trim, either as stripes or as a solid bar at the turndown.[64]

BBC Scotland gives a rundown of the arrivals and departures during January in the Scottish Premiership.

But McGinn's late shot squirmed home, before Rooney converted a penalty.

For the first season of the club's existence, the team played in a predominantly white strip.[64] This is variously reported as all-white, or as white shirts with blue shorts and socks.[65] This colour scheme was the direct descendant of the colours worn by the precursor Aberdeen club, but lasted only one season before being replaced.[64]

And they thought they had been a denied when the flag went up after McGinn's shot slipped through, but this time the Danish referee overruled his assistant.

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Steve Paterson finds peace in Dufftown, years after storing £10,000 from Manchester United in a tin and leaving Aberdeen in a car boot.

Shirt sponsorship began in 1987, and the initial shirt sponsor was JVC.[64] Since then, with the club making fewer appearances on the international stage, shirt sponsors have tended to be local to Aberdeen—they have included one of the local commercial radio stations, Northsound, as well as several Aberdeen-based oil service companies.[68] The current shirt sponsor is Saltire Energy.[69]

Mark McGhee of Motherwell was appointed as Calderwood's replacement in June 2009.[50] McGhee controversially dismissed Aberdeen legend and goalkeeping coach Jim Leighton in August 2009 and replaced him with Colin Meldrum.[51] Aberdeen suffered a 9–0 defeat to Celtic on 6 November 2010, their heaviest ever defeat. McGhee and his assistants were eventually sacked in December of that year.[52]

Julien Klein drew the visitors level after a corner was not cleared, and Ash Taylor had two goals disallowed.

McGinn saw a free-kick parried, a shot blocked then a close range header palmed behind.

The other senior team is Cove Rangers F.C. of the Highland Football League (HFL), who play at Allan Park in the suburb of Cove Bay, although they will be moving to Calder Park once it is built to boost their chances of getting into the Scottish Football League.[89] Cove won the HFL championship in 2001, 2008, 2009 and 2013.

Rival clubs occasionally refer to Aberdeen "The Sheep" and their supporters "The Sheep Shaggers".[122] The term was eventually accepted by the club after Aberdeen fans started singing "the sheep are on fire" at games.[123] The song was originally sung by away fans poking fun at an Aberdeen fan set on fire by on a train in a homemade sheep costume.[124][125][126] This in turn led to specialised merchandise being sold by the club and local businesses.[127]

Plans to develop a new stadium and training facilities near Westhill, close to the newly developed Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, were announced in May 2016.[89][90] The site's training facilities are scheduled to be operational by 2018, while the stadium could be ready ahead of the 2019–20 season.[91] The new stadium is expected to have a similar capacity to Pittodrie Stadium.[90]

This was potentially the easiest tie in Aberdeen's quest to reach the Europa League group stage but proved a genuine test, as will the return leg in Luxembourg.

Steve Paterson was appointed to replace Skovdahl following his resignation in 2002,[41] but lasted only two seasons. Paterson's tenure with Aberdeen was marred by his abuse of alcohol. In March 2003 he failed to attend a home game against Dundee due to being too hungover after a night of drinking prior to the match.[43]

Stefano Bensi's shot off the post in the first half was a real scare, while Taylor saw the first of two goals ruled out after Jonny Hayes' cross has gone out of play.

When Logan's goal hit the net there was only one winner in most observer's eyes - if it was a boxing match it might have been stopped - but Fola Esch stunned Pittodrie with an equaliser.

It was a fantastic spectacle, a genuine test for Aberdeen and they'll be mightily relieved to have achieved a two goal advantage at the end of it.

Poor defending from a corner allowed the ball to be cut back to captain Klein and he confidently powered the ball home.

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List of full-time managers, as of 20 September 2016. Only competitive matches are counted. Caretaker managers are not listed.

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The current Aberdeen F.C. was formed following the merger of three clubs based in the city—Aberdeen, Victoria United and Orion—in 1903.[2] The new club played its first match on 15 August 1903: a 1–1 draw with Stenhousemuir.[3] That first season produced a win in the Aberdeenshire Cup, but only a third-place finish in the Northern League. The club applied for membership of the Scottish League for the following season, and were elected to the Second Division.[3][4]

Rob Maclean highlights Celtic's dominance, Rangers' struggles and a bumper weekend of attendances for the Championship.

BBC Scotland pundits put the case for Ryan Jack, John McGinn, Kieran Tierney and Jamie Walker receiving a Scotland call-up.

Travers was replaced by former Yeovil Town manager Dave Halliday, one of more than a hundred applicants for the role, and the club moved from their black and gold strip to red and white.[13][14][15] Halliday had barely begun his work when World War II halted competitive football in the United Kingdom. For these six years, the club was temporarily taken over by then-directors Charles B Forbes and George Anderson while Halliday served in the war.[13][16]

After Ferguson moved south of the border to manage Manchester United in November 1986, Aberdeen struggled to compete with Celtic and a resurgent Rangers.[34]