Real Madrid send Aberdeen letter of condolence


Champions League winners Real Madrid have sent a letter of condolence to Aberdeen following the passing of Dons legend Neale Cooper.

Former midfielder Cooper died on Monday at the age of 54 after collapsing over the weekend.

Cooper played the entire game when Aberdeen defeated the Spanish giants 2-1 after extra time in the 1983 European Cup Winners’ Cup final.


Addressed to Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne from Real director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno, the letter reads: “We are deeply shocked and saddened after hearing the news that Neale Cooper passed away yesterday.

“We are all very affected by this tragic loss and we want to be with you in these difficult moments.

“On behalf of our president, Florentino Perez, and all of us at Real Madrid F.C. please send our deepest condolences to Neale Cooper’s family and friends. He will be in our prayers and thoughts.”