A GREENOCK football legend who played in the most successful era in Aberdeen’s history is to be given a special honour by the club.

John McMaster will be inducted into the Dons Hall of Fame at a special ceremony at Pittodrie next month.

The 62-year-old was part of the famous Aberdeen team that won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in Sweden, and the Super Cup, in 1983.

Born and raised in Gibshill, John signed for the Dons at the age of 17 and made 315 appearances during a golden era for the club, which also included two league championships and three Scottish Cups.

He ended his playing career with hometown club Morton, inset, and later became assistant to manager Allan McGraw.

John has a clutch of medals in his trophy cabinet and says being inducted into the Aberdeen Hall of Fame is the icing on the cake.

He told the Tele: “It’s fantastic and a great honour.

“You work all your life and to get rewarded like this is a big achievement.”

John still lives in Greenock with wife Katy and has three sons and one grandson.

He works as a scout for English Premiership side Swansea City and is still a regular up north in his adopted home of Aberdeen for club events and media work throughout the season.

Dubbed the ‘greatest ever Don to never be capped for Scotland’, John will be inducted on November 10 along with former team-mate Neale Cooper and ex-assistant manager Archie Knox.

The ‘Gothenburg Great’ said: “I knew I was well thought of up the road because of what we did and because I was at the club for a while but I’m really delighted.

“I went there when I was seventeen, just a young lad, and became a man with a family.

“They were good times.”