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25 Facts About Aberdeen FC
Aberdeen FC have won four Scottish league titles, seven Scottish Cups and six Scottish League Cups.
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In modern times, Aberdeen FC have almost exclusively played with all-red strips with white detailing.
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Aberdeen FC attract support from the city and surrounding areas, as they have no geographically close rivals.
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Aberdeen FC dropped out of competitive football, along with Dundee and Raith Rovers.
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Aberdeen FC presided over the team's first Scottish Cup final in 1937.
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Aberdeen FC signed new co-managers in 1989, pairing Alex Smith and Jocky Scott.
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Jimmy Calderwood took over in 2004 and Aberdeen FC posted more consistent results than in previous seasons.
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Aberdeen FC defeated Dnipro on the away goals rule to progress .
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Aberdeen FC approached Craig Brown, who was working without a contract at Motherwell, to replace McGhee.
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Aberdeen FC failed to produce better results under Craig Brown's tenure, and in March 2013 he announced his retirement to take up a non-executive director role on the club's board.
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In March 1939, Aberdeen FC changed the black and gold colours to red and white, reflecting the silver and red colours of the official City of Aberdeen FC arms.
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In 1966, Aberdeen FC adopted red shorts, making the official kit all-red, similar to that of Liverpool, who made a similar change at around the same time.
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Since then, with the club making fewer appearances on the international stage, shirt sponsors have tended to be local to Aberdeen FC—they have included one of the local commercial radio stations, Northsound, as well as several Aberdeen FC-based oil service companies.
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Aberdeen FC have played throughout their existence at Pittodrie Stadium, the name of which comes from the Pictish for "place of manure".
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Aberdeen FC announced in November 2014 new plans to instead build training facilities at Balgownie, on land owned by the University of Aberdeen FC, but the project was ultimately scrapped in the following July.
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Aberdeen FC are the only full-time team in the third largest city in Scotland, a city which is relatively remote, geographically, from other large population centres, and as a result have a large catchment area of potential supporters.
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The rise of the Aberdeen FC Casuals coincided with the most successful period in the club's history, and has been chronicled in more than one published account.
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Aberdeen FC have rarely played in the same division as their geographically closest neighbours, so rivalries have tended to come from further afield.
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Aberdeen FC developed a minor rivalry with Inverness Caledonian Thistle since Inverness were first promoted to the SPL in 2004.
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Aberdeen FC's re-emerged as one of the top teams in Scotland during the 2010s, which increased the rivalry with Celtic both competitively and between supporters.
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Aberdeen FC are known as "The Dons", a name that has been in use since at least 1913.
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The song was originally sung by away fans poking fun at an Aberdeen FC fan set on fire on a train while wearing a homemade sheep costume.
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Aberdeen FC inaugurated a Hall of Fame as part of the club's centenary celebrations in 2003.
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