Defender Ash Taylor today insisted the Dons are beginning to re-establish the club’s Euro reputation.
Aberdeen will tomorrow face Slovenian’s NK Maribor at Pittodrie in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg.
It is the third successive season the Reds have reached that phase under boss Derek McInnes.
The target this season is to qualify for the group stages, which should the Reds progress past the Slovenians would still require a further knock-out round.
Maribor arrive in the Granite City with a strong pedigree having knocked both Celtic (2014) and Rangers (2011) out of Europe.
They reached the Champions League groups two years ago where they drew with Chelsea, Schalke and Sporting Lisbon.
Taylor said: “If people aren’t taking notice of Aberdeen in Europe now, they should.
“We have already shown we can play against the big boys and get results.
“Last season we went to Croatia to play Rijeka who had not been beaten at home in a long time.
“We managed to beat them 3-0.
“The season before that we also went to Holland and beat Groningen 2-1, and put in a strong performance against Real Sociedad at Pittodrie (3-2 loss).
“I am sure people will now recognise how good a squad we are, not just in Europe, but also domestically.”
Maribor were today set to train at Pittodrie tonight ahead of tomorrow’s third qualifying round clash.
The Slovenian domestic season recently began and Maribor top the PrvaLiga on goal difference after only two games.
A 2-0 home win over Rudar Velenje made it two league wins from two matches having defeated Koper 1-0 in the opening fixture of the season.
Nigerian striker Sunny Omoregie, who was at Real Madrid as a teenager, netted both goals against Rudar Valenje.
Aberdeen are not in domestic action until the Premiership opener against St Johnstone on Sunday, August 7, just three days after the return in Slovenia.
Taylor hopes Europe can give their league tilt a surge.
He said: “Playing in Europe gives you a real boost going into the Premiership campaign as you are playing in competitive games so early in the season.”