Steve Archibald


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Went from Clyde to Aberdeen to Spurs to Barcelona. Wonderful career.  In 2009 he was inducted into the Scottish Footbal Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Scotland squad at the 1982 and 1986 World Cup finals. Once played a game for Clyde only using his left foot to touch the ball. ( he had an injured right ankle)

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Posted by SMACKINO
Monday 12th of December 2011 23:14:35
The fact the man made Barcelona and hes scottish deserves a knighthood.
Posted by Bull Wee
Wednesday 02nd of November 2011 20:16:41
Archibald is perhaps the most succesful player to have played for Clyde. He was signed in 1973 from Fernhill Atheltic and made his debut in 1975 against Arbroath. Billy McNeil's brief time as Clyde manager allowed him to see first hand how good Archibald was and when McNeil left for Aberdeen he bought Archie for ?20,000 and then sold him 2 seasons later for ?800,000. he quickly made his mark at the highest level playing for Tottenham and then Barcelona. Archibald returned to Scotland to play for Hibs and actually played for Clyde again 1992 scoring 2 goals in 4 matches.
Posted by Wee Bully
Saturday 29th of October 2011 09:32:14
I remember Stevie at Clyde. He could play every position. I was surprised when he ended up as a goal scorer. He even played in goal in for Clyde. The regular keeper John Arrol broke his leg in a game at Hampden against Queens Park. There was no substitute keepers in those days.Steve went in goals for the remainder of the game. Played no bad, but lost a few goals. But the good news is that the Bully Wee won this Glasgow derby under the Hampden flood lights. Mon the Clyde.
Posted by anonymous
Friday 28th of October 2011 22:24:17
i was in stevie s class at stonelaw high and played in the same team for three years up to 15 years, good player but could nt believe what he achieved, well done stevie !
Posted by Terry venables
Wednesday 19th of October 2011 11:43:52
Got to hand it to him , there are loads on the list who had much better skills , but never even made it pro . Was a poacher and gd at it ! Skill no chance for the team , would b 100th , finishing career top 11 all day long !
Posted by anonymous
Saturday 01st of October 2011 04:44:37
Over-rated. Couldn't get a game for the Vogue team!
Posted by TAM
Sunday 25th of September 2011 18:17:34
CORRECTION: Steve did score in the 1984 UEFA Cup final. He held his nerve to score the 3rd penalty in the shoot out.
Posted by Colin
Sunday 25th of September 2011 18:13:05
On leaving football Steve became a players agent specialising in the Spanish market. He then made his first venture into football management when he became manager of East Fife in 1994 staying for two years. He was also appointed an Executive Director of Benfica in Portugal in 1998. He also lead a takeover of Aidrie football club in 2000. He became manager of Airdie and signed a large number of Spanish players. No bad for a mechanic from Rutherglen is it ?
Posted by Tam
Sunday 25th of September 2011 18:06:16
The 1984 UEFA Cup Final was played on 9 May and 23 May 1984 between Anderlecht of Belgium and Tottenham. Spurs won 4–3 on penalty kicks after the tie finished 2–2 on aggregate. Steve played centre forward, but did not score. He is one of the very few players from Rutherglen to win a European medal.
Posted by Johnny
Sunday 25th of September 2011 17:57:31
The Spurs supporters used to sing " We'll take more care of you, ARCHIBALD, ARCHIBALD ( to the tune of the British Airways advert that was popular at that time) as he celebrated every goal scored with his distinctive arm in the air, cuff gripped in hand a la Denis Law style. It was a common sound across the grounds of England in the 1980's.
Posted by John
Sunday 25th of September 2011 08:36:51
On the 15th November 2009, Steve Archibald was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Now that is some achievement
Posted by John
Tuesday 20th of September 2011 20:52:58
Steve stayed down Toryglen Road. He was always into cars. He was a mechanic in a garage up in Croftfoot. I remember he used to run around Rutherglen in the mid 1970's in a big black Ford Capri. Used to see him in the dancing on a Sunday night in the Glenruth Hotel. Steve must be the most succesful player to have come from Rutheglen. From Toryglen Rd to the Barcelon Nou Camp is some achievement.
Posted by ScottDM
Thursday 01st of January 1970 01:00:00
we need lots of panini stickers!!