An Aberdeen Football Club legend who devoted his life to the Pittodrie side has died at the age of 83.
Teddy Scott served under 15 different Aberdeen managers during 49 years at the club.
He joined Aberdeen in 1954 and went on to be a trainer, coach and kit manager at Pittodrie until he retired in 2003.
He was highly regarded at the club and former Dons coach Sir Alex Ferguson took a full strength Manchester United side to Pittodrie for Scott’s testimonial in 1999.
Aberdeen FC chief executive Duncan Fraser paid tribute to Scott, who was described as a “true legend of the club”.
Mr Fraser said: "It is with tremendous sadness that I learned of Teddy Scott's death this morning. Teddy served the club for 49 years in every capacity imaginable. Although Teddy retired some eight years ago he remained close to the club and in particular Jim Warrender and Jim Crawford whom visited him regularly.
"Everyone at Aberdeen FC sends their deepest condolences to Teddy's family and friends."
Aberdeen assistant manager Archie Knox told STV: “He was Mr Aberdeen, it’s as simple as that. When I first came here in 1980 it was Teddy Scott who did everything. He was the first person you would meet in the morning and he was doing all the jobs from washing the kit to training the reserves – it was unbelieveable the amount of work he put in.
“You could never meet a better and more dedicated man to a football club than Teddy Scott.”
Knox added: "The one story that springs to mind is when were in Sion and he had packed the wrong socks. Alex (Ferguson) was going off his head and saying that he was going to sack Teddy when we got back to Scotland.
"Wee Gordon Strachan chipped in with 'You can get rid off Ted but you'll need ten people to replace him'. That was true because with the amount of work Teddy Scott undertook you would have needed ten people to replace him."
Former Aberdeen goalkeeper David Preece wrote on his Twitter page: “Very sad news about Teddy Scott this morning. Stood about 5'5" in stocking feet but was still a giant of man. A true legend.”
Radio and television presenter Richard Gordon, who is currently writing a book to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aberdeen’s famous Cup Winners’ Cup win in 1983, wrote: “Devastated to hear news of Teddy Scott's death. Been speaking of late to many players from 80s - all unstinting in praise of him.”
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