Dons boss Derek McInnes tonight praised teenage midfielder Dean Campbell after he became the youngest to play in a top class game for the club.
Hazlehead Academy pupil Campbell came off the bench for the last few minutes of their 3-1 Scottish Premiership defeat by Celtic at Pittodrie.
He is aged 16 years, one month and 23 days, which sees him take over Jack Grimmer’s crown as the youngest Dons debutant.
McInnes said: “It was well earned by Dean, who is probably the biggest Aberdeen fan there is.
“It will have meant a lot to him after being at school earlier in the day.”
It capped an amazing week for Campbell, who was named as the club’s Youth Academy player of the year in a ceremony at Pittodrie on Tuesday.
He is mainstay of the U17 side pushing to win their league and has already captained Aberdeen’s U20 side.
McInnes said: “Hopefully it’s the first of many because he’s a boy we think a lot of.
“He may well get more opportunities before the end of the season.”