Team Profile - Aberdeen Football Club
Pittodrie's existence as a football ground can be traced back to 1899 when the original Aberdeen FC occupied the land.
When this club amalgamated with Orion and Victoria United in 1903 the new larger club continued to play at Pittodrie. The land had originally been used by the local corporation as a dung hill for police horses and Pittodrie is actually a Celtic place name which means "place of manure".
The club have always played at Pittodrie, which in 1954 attracted a record crowd of 45,061 against Hearts and in 1978 became the first all-seated football stadium in Britain.
Pittodrie was dramatically transformed into an all covered all-seated stadium in 1978 and can claim to be the first football ground in Britain to have done so.
The most recent transformation of the ground came in 1993 when the old beach end was demolished to make way for the large Richard Donald stand while the oldest part of the ground, the traditional main stand, dates from 1925.
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Aberdeen are the only club outwith the Old Firm not to have been relegated from the top flight.
+ The Dons were Scottish League champions for the first time in 1954/55.
+ Under Alex Ferguson they won the Premier Division title in 1979/80, 1983/84 and 1984/85, which was the last time it was not lifted by Celtic or Rangers.
+ Their finest moment came on May 11, 1983 when they beat Real Madrid 2-1 after extra time in Gothenburg to clinch the European Cup Winners' Cup.
+ Aberdeen have won the Scottish Cup seven times, most recently in 1989/90, and the League Cup on five occasions, the last of them in 1995/96.
Record since the SPL began
1998/99 - 8th
1999/00 - 10th
2000/01 - 7th
2001/02 - 4th
2002/03 - 8th
2003/04 - 11th
2004/05 - 4th
2005/06 - 6th
2006/07 - 3rd
2007/08 - 4th
2008/09 - 4th
2009/10 - 9th
2010/11 - 9th
First SPL game
Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen (August 1, 1998)
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