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 John HEWITT 1982-1987 
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Posts: 1513
Name: John Hewitt


Country: :SCO: Scotland
Club: Aberdeen F.C
Position: *CF, WF
Side: LF/LS
Age: 19-24 years (9/2/1963)

Height: 173 cm
Weight: 67 kg

Attack: 83
Defence: 38
Balance: 77
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 86
Response: 86
Agility: 83
Dribble Accuracy: 78
Dribble Speed: 79
Short Pass Accuracy: 73
Short Pass Speed: 72
Long Pass Accuracy: 72
Long Pass Speed: 74
Shot Accuracy: 82
Shot Power: 82
Shot Technique: 85
Free Kick Accuracy: 64
Curling: 68
Header: 80
Jump: 83
Technique: 78
Aggression: 88
Mentality: 75
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 76

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 5
Weak Foot Accuracy: 4
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 5
Growth type: Early Peak

P13 - Goal Poacher
S01 - Reaction
S05 - 1-touch Play
S23 - Super-Sub

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Reaction - 1-Touch Pass

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


John Hewitt can lay claim to being the man behind the two greatest moments in Aberdeen's history. His late winners against both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid to win the 1983 Cup Winners Cup are the stuff of legend for any Dons fan, and with both coming from the bench, he earned the title of Aberdeen's "super sub". Even then, those were only 2 of his most important goals: others include a fantastic overhead kick to beat Celtic in a Scottish Cup tie in 1982, a goal after only 9 seconds against Motherwell in the same tournament (the fastest Scottish Cup goal of all time), and a double in the 1986 final against Hearts, once again in the Scottish Cup.

A predatory poacher, Hewitt had excellent reactions in the box, scoring a lot of goals simply from rebounds, especially from set pieces, which were an important part of Aberdeen's game. He was great at twisting his body to strike balls at awkward heights and angles, and possessed a decent header despite his short height. On the other hand, he wasn't too gifted technically, and with his game time rotating with Eric Black and Mark McGhee, his actual scoring record was fairly patchy, although his performances in cup competitions made up for his lack of reliability in league play. Like teammates Cooper, Simpson, Black and Weir, his later career was plagued by injuries and inconsistency. He never again reached the heights of his two legendary European nights at only 20 years old.

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Updated a little bit.

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