Inducted in 2008
A reliable and gifted goalkeeper, Jim Leighton enjoyed a long and silver laden career and is Scotland’s second most capped player with 91 appearances. With Aberdeen Leighton won two League titles, in 1984 and 1985, the Scottish Cup four times, the Scottish League Cup twice, the European Cup Winners’ Cup, and the European Super Cup. Leighton played in all of his country’s matches at the 1986, 1990 and 1998 World Cup finals. In 1988 he joined his old Aberdeen boss Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, and, after spells with Dundee and Hibernian, he ended his senior career back at Pittodrie.