A MASSIVE 62,772 fans followed Aberdeen FC on their travels this season.
The Dons are among the best followed clubs in Scotland, with thousands also travelling abroad during their Europa League adventure.
The Reds reached the third qualifying round with wins over Daugava Riga and FC Groningen, before losing to La Liga side Real Sociedad.
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They stunned Scottish football and beyond with their league results, which saw them top the table at the start of the year and comfortably secure second place.
Lifelong fan Neil Anderson, 27, said the trips abroad and the added bonus of the title challenge made this season’s excursions all the more special.
The heating engineer, who has been following the Dons since 1995, said: “This season has definitely been better for away games.
“It was obviously nice to have the European trips back.
“Groningen was probably the best travelling away support I’ve seen to since following Aberdeen – and we won!
“This season we’ve gone to every away game thinking we’re going to win, even at Parkhead.
“Even against Dundee United at Tannadice, we were all having a party with the flags in the last five minutes while we were losing 1-0 against our rivals. That just showed the fans’ appreciation of the players’ efforts this year.
“I think we proved again that we have the best travelling support in Scotland.”
Dons spokesman Dave Macdermid today thanked the fans for their incredible support throughout the campaign.
He added: “Obviously the cups were a bit disappointing, but our league form and European games earlier in the season made it one of the most memorable seasons for some time.
“So many records were broken with shut outs, Adam Rooney’s goals and our run of games without a defeat – every week there was something new.
“The U20s also gave the fans plenty to shout about.
“Normally at this time of year everybody at the club, including the supporters, are looking forward to the break, but most people can’t wait for the new season to come now.”