Teddy Scott will be the first Aberdeen club legend to have a pitch named after him at the Dons’ new Cormack Park training ground.
Scott, who played for Aberdeen and also coached at the club and served as kitman, gave six decades of service to the Dons and was awarded a testimonial in 1999.
Ahead of Cormack Park’s opening on October 31, Scott is the first club hero to have his name attached to one of three training pitches at the ground. A further five announcements are expected to be made in the run-up to next week’s opening, where legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be in attendance.
More than 7,000 supporters cast their votes online and Scott, who has a lounge named after him at Pittodrie, is the first club favourite to be announced.
Scott’s family said: “The entire family would like to extend a sincere thanks to Aberdeen FC and its supporters for recognising Teddy in this manner.
“We are very grateful, and are sure Teddy would have been honoured to receive such an accolade from a club he dedicated so much of his life too.”
The £12 million facilities at Kingsford will house the first-team, academy and community trust and former Dons’ goalkeeper Bobby Clark will have his name attached to the youth facilities.
The Dons’ commercial director Rob Wicks added: “This is an exciting milestone for the club and it is crucial we retain as much of our heritage as possible in our new home. We want to hear ideas from fans about how best we can recognise our history and club legends at the new site.
“Working together with the club’s Heritage Trust and Hall of Fame committee – which includes the likes of Willie Miller and Richard Gordon – every effort will be made to ensure we recognise all those who have represented this great club with distinction throughout its history.”
A club museum, statues of famous players, a memorial garden and incorporating the granite façade from the Merkland Road end at Pittodrie are all mooted suggestions to be incorporated at Cormack Park.