This week Steven Gerrard played his final game for Liverpool and Xavi made his last Barcelona appearance, however, a quick glance at Twitter today showed there was just one club legend’s farewell worth marking.
Russell Anderson made his Dons debut in January 1997 and now, 18 years later, he has pulled on the famous red strip for the final time.
The Dons went down 1-0 to St Johnstone but today was about one man and one man only, Captain Fantastic, Russell Anderson.
The comments below are just a flavour of the hundreds of messages of support sent out to a Don who was so good he “could have played in the squad in the early 80s.”
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) May 24, 2015
— Craig Foy (@CraigFoySNSPix) May 24, 2015
Captain, legend.❤️one russell anderson?⚪️
— Jack charlton (@jackchxrlton) May 24, 2015
— Nadine Erskine (@NadineErskine) May 24, 2015
Russell Anderson is one who could have challenge for a place in the squad of the early 80's. No higher compliment #WeAreAllRussellAnderson
— Paddy Tomlinson (@paddytomlinson) May 24, 2015
— Aimee Spalding (@AimeeSpalds) May 24, 2015
Russell Anderson. The first Dons legend who I have seen both start and finish his career. pic.twitter.com/bBa4OPkSxw
— Michael Sutherland (@MSutherland10) May 24, 2015
— ian craigie (@iancraigie1989) May 24, 2015
Great send of for Russell Anderson ⚽
— Trevor Dear (@TrevDear5718) May 24, 2015