Aberdeen FC this afternoon announced that our new football academy at Kingsford will be named after club legend, Bobby Clark.
Clark earned 16 caps for Scotland and made nearly 600 appearances for Aberdeen between 1965 and 1980.
Bobby told the club website: “My special thanks to both Dave Cormack and Tom Crotty as I feel they were very strong supporters of the academy and associating my name with it.
“Playing and teaching have been my life and to be associated with this new academy is one of the greatest honours I’ve ever been given.”
Former Aberdeen manager, Sir Alex Ferguson said on the announcement: “First of all I must thank Aberdeen FC for recognising one of their greatest players of all time, Bobby Clark.
“His abilities as a goalkeeper were obviously recognised throughout the country and, when I managed Aberdeen, I was privileged to benefit from his loyalty and honesty.
“His work as a coach was a tremendous asset to the Club where his discipline and knowledge were highlighted by the emergence of the likes of Neale Cooper, Neil Simpson and Eric Black.
“I followed Bobby’s career as a coach, which was success after success, and had the privilege to spend time with him at Notre Dame where the fine job he did was recognised by everyone I met there. Well done Bobby and congratulations on a tremendous achievement.”