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Steve Archibald Squad Index
Information:
1978-79 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
27th September 1956
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10
Weight:
11st 2lbs
Signed:
7th January 1978
Career History:
Fernhill Athletic
Clyde 20th July 1974
Aberdeen 7th January 1978 25,000
Tottenham Hotspurs 17th May 1980 850,000
Barcelona August 1984
Blackburn Rovers 1st December 1987 (On Loan)
Hibernian 13th August 1988
Espanyol 10th February 1990
St Mirren 17th November 1990
Reading 1st January 1992
Ayr United 31st March 1992
Clyde 28th March 1992
Fulham 1st September 1992
East Fife 24th August 1994 player-manger, Dismissed - 16th September 1996
Home Farm 1996
Airdrie chairman February 2000 - March 2001
 
Profile:
Signed from Clyde for 20,000 in 1977 by Billy McNeill who had been his manager at Shawfield prior to moving to Pittodrie. The emerging potential of the striker was to flourish at Pittodrie. Was part of the Aberdeen side that won the Premier League in 1980. His heart set on a move to England he was sold for a record 900,000 to Tottenham shortly after the Dons title success. Made his full international debut for Scotland against Portugal during his Pittodrie career. Also went on to play for Barcelona and currently resides in the Catalan area.
Steve Archibald - Season 1978-79

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
07/01/1978
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division Somerset Park, Ayr 5,966 21 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
1979-80
34
0
12
11
0
3
5
0
7
2
0
0
52
0
22
6
0
4
1978-79
30
2
13
7
0
3
5
0
4
4
0
0
46
2
20
5
3
1
1977-78
10
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
5
0
1
0
Totals:
74
2
30
18
0
6
10
0
11
6
0
0
108
2
47
11
4
5
Total Appearances/Goals: 110 47  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1985-86 08/06/86
West Germany v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 28/05/85
Iceland v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 25/05/85
SCOTLAND v England
Rous Cup
1984-85 27/02/85
Spain v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1983-84 01/06/84
France v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1983-84 26/05/84
SCOTLAND v England
British Int'l Championship
1983-84 16/11/83
Germany (East) v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1982-83 15/12/82
Belgium v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1982-83 17/11/82
Switzerland v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1982-83 13/10/82
SCOTLAND v Germany (East)
Euro Championship Qualifier
1981-82 22/06/82
Ussr v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1981-82 18/06/82
Brazil v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1981-82 15/06/82
New Zealand v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1981-82 23/03/82
SCOTLAND v Holland
Friendly
1981-82 24/02/82
Spain v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1981-82 18/11/81
Portugal v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1981-82 14/10/81
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 23/05/81
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1980-81 19/05/81
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1980-81 28/04/81
SCOTLAND v Israel
World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 25/03/81
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 25/02/81
Israel v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 10/09/80
Sweden v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1979-80 31/05/80
Hungary v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1979-80 28/05/80
Poland v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1979-80 16/05/80
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1979-80 26/03/80
SCOTLAND v Portugal
Euro Championship Qualifier
Total Appearances: 27