Robb is 18th on the Dons’ all-time appearances checklist, having performed for the membership 345 instances between 1966 and 1977.
In addition to scoring the extra-time winner within the 2-1 League Cup overcome Celtic at Hampden – considered one of 98 objectives for the membership – the hardy, industrious ahead, who was nicknamed “The Brush”, was additionally within the aspect who beat the Hoops 3-1 to safe the Scottish Cup on the similar venue six years earlier.
Aberdeen legend Davie Robb – who scored the profitable objective in opposition to Celtic within the 1976 League Cup last – has died on the age of 74.
In 1970/71, the 12 months after the sooner Scottish Cup triumph, the group got here a really shut second to champions Celtic within the previous First Division.
Throughout his time at Aberdeen, Robb was a team-mate of the membership’s all-time top-scorer Joe Harper.
Harper performed with Robb throughout his first Dons spell (1969-1972) underneath Scottish Cup-winning boss Eddie Turnbull, in addition to Jimmy Bonthrone, and on his return for two-and-a-bit years underneath Ally MacLeod after which Billy McNeill – earlier than Robb departed for the US.
In an interview with the Scotsman in 2014, Robb acknowledged he’d taken on the function because the “laborious man” for Eddie Turnbull after the supervisor signed him as a teen and made him a mainstay of his Dons aspect. He was a protector of his team-mates, together with fellow striker Harper.
Nevertheless, though Harper recognises parts of this description of his late team-mate, he additionally thinks Robb’s skills as a participant have been under-appreciated and his persona was maybe not what folks anticipated from the person they noticed on the sector.
Harper stated: “He was a smashing man and used to take care of me quite a bit when the large boys have been kicking me the other way up.
“A really quiet man – I feel non-public is one of the best phrase. Him and Martin Buchan received on very properly, as a result of they have been each type of the identical kind of characters.
“He was a beautiful man.
“He was a very good participant as properly. Lots of people thought he was only a large, laborious man and that was it, however he was a extremely good footballer.
“Davie had some engine on him and scored some nice objectives – and a few unbelievable objectives. There was the one from six inches to beat Celtic to win the League Cup after additional time.”
Robb made the all-important contribution in that last off the bench, having not anticipated to function in MacLeod’s group in any respect as a result of a difficult proper knee which required a number of operations, in addition to a much less paternal relationship with the then-Dons supervisor than he’d had with Turnbull.