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Aberdeen Football Club is a professional Scottish football club based in the city of Aberdeen. The club currently competes in the Scottish Premiership, which is the top division in the Scottish football pyramid.
Aberdeen currently plays their home matches at Pittodrie, which has been the club’s home since the club was founded. It has a modern-day maximum capacity of 20,866, making it the fourth-largest football stadium in Scotland and the third-largest in the top flight behind only Celtic Park and Ibrox.
Given their geographical location, Aberdeen do not have any local rivals but shares a rivalry with Rangers.
Aberdeen are one of the most successful teams in the history of Scottish football, outside of the obvious Old Firm pair in Rangers and Celtic. They are the last non-Old Firm team to win the Scottish Premiership and have won the competition four times in their history, with the first coming in the 1954/55 season. They had to wait 25 years for their next league title, as they pipped Celtic to the top spot by just a point in the 1979/80 campaign. That title was won with Sir Alex Ferguson as manager and he led them to back-to-back titles in 1983/84 and 1984/85. The club has finished as runners-up in the division a further 17 times.
Aberdeen have also had success in each of the two major cup competitions in Scotland. The Dons have won the Scottish Cup seven times in their history, including winning it three years in a row between 1982-1984. They defeated Rangers in each of the first two finals, before overcoming Hearts in 1984 to make it a triple crown of Scottish Cups. They went on to make in four in five years in 1986 when they again beat Hearts, before winning their most recent Scottish Cup in 1990 against Celtic. In addition, they have won the Scottish League Cup six times in their history, with their most recent success in that competition being in the 2013/14 season when they beat Inverness in the final.
One of their greatest achievements came in 1983 when they won the European Cup Winners’ Cup — a tournament they had to enter at the preliminary stage. Having notably defeated Bayern Munich on their way to the final, Aberdeen then faced European giants Real Madrid in the final and won 2-1 after extra time. This success was then followed by them winning the UEFA Super Cup the same year against European Cup holders Hamburg.
The current-day Aberdeen was formed on 14 April 1903, as a result of the merger between three clubs in the city — Aberdeen, Orion and Victoria United. At the end of their first season, the club was elected to join the expanded First Divsion, a league they have since been regulars of. As mentioned above, their golden period came under Alex Ferguson, who was manager of the club between 1978-1986 and enjoyed a hugely successful spell in charge. During his time in charge, he led Aberdeen to three Scottish league titles, four Scottish Cups, four Scottish League Cups, the Drybrough Cup, the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. He is by far and a way the most successful manager in the club’s history and his team featured the likes of Alex McLeish, Gordon Strachan and captain Willie Miller.