Former Aberdeen goalkeeper Theo Snelders has been announced as the first inductee into the club’s 2019 edition of the AFC Hall of Fame.
Eoin Jess, Peter Weir, Donald Colman and Bobby Clark were honoured last year.
Snelders, 55, joined the Dons from FC Twente in the summer of 1988. Brought to the club by co-managers Alex Smith and Jocky Scott, the Dutchman was given the task of succeeding Jim Leighton at Pittodrie and went on to become a cult hero among the support with his displays led to him being named Scottish PFA Player’s Player of the Year in 1989.
A key member of the club’s cup double winning season of 1989-90, Snelders saved Anton Rogan’s penalty in the first shoot-out in Scottish Cup final history in 1990 to help the Dons win the trophy.
Snelders played 227 times for the Dons and his performances in Scotland led to him earning international recognition with the Netherlands for whom he made his debut in 1989.
Snelders will be inducted at the club’s Hall of Fame Dinner at the Chester Hotel on November 21.