A crowdfunder to create a full stadium display for Gothenburg Great Neale Cooper has been set up.
The Neale Cooper Tribute Display Fund was started over the weekend. So far £2,285 has been raised through the site.
The idea behind the campaign is to create a display that could be unveiled at the first Europa League game, to “give Neale the send-off he deserves.”
Mark Elrick, from Dolly Digital, Aberdeen Football Club’s artist in residence, has designed flags and a banner which will be displayed at the game.
There will be a flag on every seat in the stadium for fans to use as part of the display and keep as a souvenir.
The display has been designed by Stephen McCormick, from Supporters Art UK, who will also be helping to organise the set-up of the giant banner.
Mr McCormick said: “I spoke to Mark Elrick from Dolly Digital and asked if he would be interested in designing some flags.
“The flags which will be used for the full stadium display will also be a commemorative souvenir for every single fan in the stadium.
“We hope to be able to add to that with a large banner with Neale scoring that goal at Hampden. It’s not your usual display, as it’s a tribute to one of the Gothenburg Greats who was loved by the Dons support.
“He always had time for everyone in the city as well, during and after his playing career.
“Our target works out at just under £1.50 per seat but we feel its important the fans get something from this to keep of Neale.”
The legendary Dons player died on May 28, aged 54.
The display follows after the Evening Express reported that a public memorial for the Gothenburg Great will be held on Friday at 7pm, at the Richard Donald Stand (RDS).
Complimentary tickets are available from the Pittodrie ticket office, and will be available on the night at the RDS Lower turnstiles.
Any funds raised which are surplus for the tribute will be split between the Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust and the AFC Heritage Trust.