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Jim Clunie Squad Index
Information:
1956-57 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
04th September 1933
Birthplace:
Kirkcaldy
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 1
Weight:
12st 7lbs
Signed:
9th January 1954
Career History:
Raith Athletic
Raith Rovers September 1950
Aberdeen 9th January 1954 3,350
St. Mirren 20th August 1960 3,350
Bury July 1965
St. Mirren March 1966
Ballymena United January 1967 to February 1967 (On Trial)
Forfar Athletic March 1967, freed 30th April 1967
Rolls Royce August 1967
Irvine Meadow August 1968, Retired in April 1970
Renfrew Jnrs Coach 08-70
Grimsby Town Coach August 1971
Southampton Coach December 1973
St Mirren Manager from 05-06-78 to 26-11-80
Kilmarnock Manager 31st January 1981 to 29th September 1984
Honours:
Schoolboy International. Scottish League International (1 Match in 1964-65).
 
Profile:
Full name: James Robertson Clunie.

Had both his legs broken during his career, the second time being on Christmas Eve 1955. In armed forces at start of season 1959-60. Whilst playing for St. Mirren he played in their Cup Final appearance of 1962 having played against them for Aberdeen in 1959. Managed St Mirren 1978-81; Kilmarnock 1981-85, also had a spell as coach at Southampton.

Died - Kilmarnock, 12th May 2003

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
29/03/1954
Leeds United 3-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 7,500 20 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1959-60
26
0
7
5
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
7
2
0
1
1958-59
28
0
1
5
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
1
1
0
0
1957-58
25
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
1
0
0
1956-57
10
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
3
0
1
1955-56
14
0
1
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
1
1
0
0
1954-55
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1953-54
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
104
0
9
21
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
141
0
9
9
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 141 9