Gothenburg 83

Sir Alex Ferguson recounts the season he led Aberdeen FC to European glory in Gothenburg.

Broadcast on BBC ALBA in 2013, Gothenburg 83 was shortlisted for a Royal Television Society Scotland award.

The documentary features personal testimonies of distinguished Scottish footballing legends: the Aberdeen FC manager at the helm at the time of the European success, former Manchester United manager and one of the most respected figures in world football, Sir Alex Ferguson; the former Aberdeen FC midfielder and current Scotland national manager, Gordon Strachan, former captain and former Aberdeen FC manager Willie Miller and former defender and Scottish national manager, Alex McLeish.

We also hear from Archie Knox, Eric Black, John Hewitt, Doug Rougvie and Neil Simpson. As well as the players and coaching staff, we share the journey with the dedicated fans who followed the Club throughout their European journey, and to Gothenburg in Sweden for the final.


Writer / Producer / Director: Margot McCuaig

Filmed: Neil MacConnell

Editor: Steven Meechan

Presenter: Alex O’Henley