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Jim Clunie Squad Index
Information:
1959-60 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 5th September 1950
Aberdeen 9th January 1954 3,350
St. Mirren 20th August 1960 3,350
Bury 3rd July 1965
St. Mirren 12th March 1966
Ballymena United 26th January 1967 to 25th February 1967 (On Trial)
Forfar Athletic 25th March 1967, freed 30th April 1967
Rolls Royce 08-67
Irvine Meadow 06-68, Retired in 04-70
Renfrew Jnrs Coach 08-70
Grimsby Town Coach 08-71
Southampton Coach 12-73M/br>St Mirren Manager from 05-06-78 to 26-11-80
Kilmarnock Manager 31-01-1981 to 29-09-1984
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

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
29/03/1954
Leeds United 3-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 7,500 20 Start
19/04/1954
Hibernian 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 20 Start
24/04/1954
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup F 130,060 20 Start
01/09/1954
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
League Cup GB 30,000 20 Start
04/09/1954
Aberdeen 5-1 East Fife
League Cup GB 28,000 20 Start
27/08/1955
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
League Cup G3 30,000 21 Start
31/08/1955
Dunfermline Athletic 2-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 14,000 21 Start
03/09/1955
Clyde 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 8,000 21 Start
10/09/1955
Aberdeen 6-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 22 Start
14/09/1955
Aberdeen 5-3 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup QF 1L 30,000 22 Start
17/09/1955
Heart of Midlothian 2-4 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 35,000 22 Start
24/09/1955
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
26/09/1955
Aberdeen 4-3 Chelsea
Friendly 20,000 22 Start
01/10/1955
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
League Cup SF 80,000 22 Start
08/10/1955
Aberdeen 3-2 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 22 Start
15/10/1955
St. Mirren 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 22 Start
22/10/1955
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
League Cup F 44,106 22 Start
29/10/1955
East Fife 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
05/11/1955
Aberdeen 1-4 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 22 Start
12/11/1955
Dunfermline Athletic 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
19/11/1955
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
26/11/1955
Raith Rovers 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 22 Start
03/12/1955
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 22 Start
10/12/1955
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 22 Start
17/12/1955
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 22 Start
24/12/1955
Aberdeen 7-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 22 Start
30/04/1956
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,500 22 Start
29/05/1956
Montreal All Stars 0-8 Aberdeen
Canadian Tour 6,017 22 Start
13/06/1956
Everton 2-1 Aberdeen
Canadian Tour 22 Start
24/09/1956
Aberdeen 3-2 Everton
Friendly 14,000 23 Start
29/09/1956
Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 23 Start
06/10/1956
East Fife 4-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
13/10/1956
Aberdeen 2-3 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 23 Start
20/10/1956
Ayr United 1-6 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 23 Start
03/11/1956
Raith Rovers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 23 Start
10/11/1956
Aberdeen 1-3 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 23 Start
26/01/1957
Airdrie 1-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 23 Start
02/02/1957
Hibernian 3-4 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 27,300 23 Start
09/02/1957
Aberdeen 2-2 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 23 Start
16/02/1957
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R5 16,600 23 Start
06/03/1957
Aberdeen 1-0 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 23 Start
09/03/1957
Kilmarnock 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 23 Start
11/09/1957
Aberdeen 1-2 Clyde
League Cup QF 1L 18,000 24 Start
14/09/1957
Clyde 4-2 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 15,000 24 Start
21/09/1957
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
23/09/1957
Aberdeen 1-1 Leicester City
Friendly 13,000 24 Start
28/09/1957
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
23/11/1957
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
30/11/1957
Raith Rovers 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
07/12/1957
Aberdeen 2-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
14/12/1957
Motherwell 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
21/12/1957
Queen of the South 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 24 Start
28/12/1957
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 21,000 24 Start
01/01/1958
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 24 Start
02/01/1958
Aberdeen 6-2 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
04/01/1958
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 24 Start
11/01/1958
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
18/01/1958
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 24 Start
01/02/1958
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
15/02/1958
Morton 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 10,000 24 Start
22/02/1958
Aberdeen 1-2 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
01/03/1958
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 24,532 24 Start
05/03/1958
Queens Park 2-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 24 Start
08/03/1958
Aberdeen 2-4 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
15/03/1958
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 19,000 24 Start
19/03/1958
Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
22/03/1958
Aberdeen 3-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
29/03/1958
Clyde 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 24 Start
05/04/1958
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 24 Start
09/04/1958
Aberdeen 4-3 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 24 Start
16/04/1958
Aberdeen 0-4 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 24 Start
21/04/1958
East Fife 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
26/04/1958
Rangers 5-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
09/08/1958
Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 6,000 24 Start
13/08/1958
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
League Cup G4 15,000 24 Start
16/08/1958
Aberdeen 5-1 Falkirk
League Cup G4 12,000 24 Start
20/08/1958
Aberdeen 0-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
23/08/1958
Aberdeen 0-2 Kilmarnock
League Cup G4 14,000 24 Start
27/08/1958
Hibernian 4-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 16,000 24 Start
06/09/1958
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
13/09/1958
Aberdeen 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 25 Start
20/09/1958
Third Lanark 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
22/09/1958
Aberdeen 1-2 British Army XI
Friendly 8,000 25 Start
27/09/1958
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 25 Start
04/10/1958
Partick Thistle 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
11/10/1958
Stirling Albion 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,460 25 Start
18/10/1958
Aberdeen 4-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 25 Start
25/10/1958
Aberdeen 5-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 25 Start
01/11/1958
Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
08/11/1958
St. Mirren 1-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
15/11/1958
Aberdeen 2-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 25 Start
29/11/1958
Aberdeen 5-0 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
06/12/1958
Heart of Midlothian 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 25 Start
13/12/1958
Aberdeen 0-4 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 25 Start
20/12/1958
Aberdeen 1-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 25 Start
27/12/1958
Airdrie 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
01/01/1959
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 25 Start
03/01/1959
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
24/01/1959
Aberdeen 3-4 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
31/01/1959
Aberdeen 2-1 East Fife
Scottish Cup R1 14,000 25 Start
07/02/1959
Aberdeen 4-1 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
14/02/1959
Aberdeen 3-0 Arbroath
Scottish Cup R2 15,600 25 Start
21/02/1959
Falkirk 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 25 Start
28/02/1959
St. Johnstone 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 14,000 25 Start
07/03/1959
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
14/03/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup QF 19,000 25 Start
21/03/1959
Aberdeen 1-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
28/03/1959
Queen of the South 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
04/04/1959
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup SF 25,000 25 Start
08/04/1959
Aberdeen 1-0 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup SF REP 17,500 25 Start
11/04/1959
Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
15/04/1959
Aberdeen 2-4 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 25 Start
18/04/1959
Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 25 Start
25/04/1959
Aberdeen 1-3 St. Mirren
Scottish Cup F 108,591 25 Start
08/08/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 Stirling Albion
League Cup G3 18,000 25 Start
12/08/1959
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 25,000 25 Start
15/08/1959
Kilmarnock 2-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 9,000 25 Start
19/08/1959
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 25 Start
22/08/1959
Stirling Albion 2-5 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 9,000 25 Start
26/08/1959
Aberdeen 1-4 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup G3 31,000 25 Start
05/09/1959
Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 26 Start
12/09/1959
Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,650 26 Start
19/09/1959
Aberdeen 5-2 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
28/09/1959
Aberdeen 3-3 Newcastle United
Friendly 10,000 26 Start
03/10/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
10/10/1959
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 26 Start
31/10/1959
Clyde 7-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 26 Start
04/11/1959
Aberdeen 1-2 Arsenal
Friendly 11,000 26 Start
07/11/1959
Motherwell 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
14/11/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 26 Start
21/11/1959
Aberdeen 1-3 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 26 Start
28/11/1959
Raith Rovers 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
05/12/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 26 Start
12/12/1959
Aberdeen 0-0 Arbroath
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
19/12/1959
Ayr United 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
26/12/1959
Aberdeen 6-4 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 Start
01/01/1960
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,500 26 Start
02/01/1960
Aberdeen 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 26 Start
09/01/1960
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
16/01/1960
Aberdeen 2-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 26 Start
23/01/1960
St. Mirren 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 26 Start
30/01/1960
Aberdeen 0-0 Brechin City
Scottish Cup R1 12,000 26 Start
03/02/1960
Brechin City 3-6 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 REP 4,300 26 Start
06/02/1960
Aberdeen 3-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
13/02/1960
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
Scottish Cup R2 15,435 26 Start
01/03/1960
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 Start
12/03/1960
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
19/03/1960
Third Lanark 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
22/03/1960
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 26 Start
26/03/1960
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 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