Aberdeen reveal 2024 Hall of Fame inductees including 1990 Scottish Cup winners

Charlie Nicholas (centre) is among the four Dons that will be inducted into the club's Hall of Fame
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Four more Aberdeen icons are set to join the club's Hall of Fame later this year, with Charlie Nicholas, Hans Gillhaus, Brian Irvine and Matt Armstrong set to be inducted in November.

The 2022 edition saw Duncan Shearer, Dougie Bell, Russell Anderson and Davie Robb inducted, with four more Dons greats set to join them.

Armstrong, set to be inducted posthumously, made his mark netting five goals in an 8-0 rout against Ayr United in the season opener in 1933/34.

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He went on to score 14 goals in 13 games that season, and made it 39 in 43 the following campaign when the Dons beat Celtic for the first time ever in the Scottish Cup.

A 3-1 win in front of a record crowd of 40,105 remains one of the all-time classic games at Pittodrie, with Armstrong scoring twice that day to seal a memorable victory.

Irvine, who made his debut in the final game of the 1985/86 season when Aberdeen beat Clydebank 6-0, will also be joining the club's Hall of Fame.

The centre-half became a cult hero for the club, with one lasting memory coming when he had to play in goal at Easter Road, saving a penalty in the process.

He had plenty of glory in front of goal as well, scoring the final penalty of the 1990 Scottish Cup shootout as they completed a heroic victory at Hampden.

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Nicholas, also a 1990 Scottish Cup winner with the Reds, was given quite the welcome to the Granite City, unveiled on stage at His Majesty's Theatre live on BBC1 Scotland on Hogmanay 1987.

He had returned to Scotland to join the Dons, and found his form when he netted 16 goals in the 1988/89 league campaign, finishing joint top scorer alongside Gothenburg Great Mark McGhee while the latter was at Celtic.

Lastly, Gillhaus will be inducted after becoming a firm fans favourite when he made an astonishing start to his Pittodrie career.

Scoring twice inside 15 minutes on debut against Dunfermline Athletic, the Dutchman sent fans into raptures with a sensational overhead kick.

He would go on to score a penalty in the shootout that saw the Dons dramatically down Celtic in the 1990 Scottish Cup Final.

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An event to mark their inductions will be held at The Chester Hotel on Thursday, November 21, and Dons fans will be able to attend with a three course meal with wine and a Q&A with the inductees included.

Details for the event can be found on the Aberdeen FC website.