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Archie Glen Squad Index
Information:
1959-60 Squad Number:
6
Position:
Left Half
Date of Birth:
16th April 1929
Birthplace:
Coalburn, Lanarkshire
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10 1/2
Weight:
11st 8lbs
Signed:
9th July 1947
Career History:
Cumnock Academy, Ballochmyle Thistle, Annbank United, Aberdeen [British Army during National Service].
 
Profile:
Signed from Annbank United in 1947, Glen went down in the history of Aberdeen as the player who scored the vital goal that clinched the Dons first championship in 1955. His penalty against Clyde at Shawfield sparked wild celebrations in Aberdeen, as the Dons were proud Champions. Converted into an elegant wing-half, Glen was capped for Scotland and also represented the Scottish League on six occasions. After leaving the Army, Archie, who was a science graduate of Aberdeen University, had made the left half position his own and was made club captain in 1956. Throughout his career he maintained a very high standard of performance and was an excellent tackler. Retired in 1960.
Archie Glen

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
14/04/1948
Elgin City 2-3 Aberdeen
Benefit Match Borough Briggs, Elgin 3,900 18 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
14
0
2
5
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
4
2
0
1
1958-59
33
0
7
6
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
46
0
7
0
0
0
1957-58
27
0
2
7
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
2
2
0
0
1956-57
29
0
4
6
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
37
0
4
5
0
0
1955-56
27
0
4
10
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
38
0
5
2
0
0
1954-55
30
0
4
6
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
42
0
4
8
0
3
1953-54
26
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
8
0
3
1952-53
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
1950-51
7
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
3
0
1
1949-50
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
4
0
1
1948-49
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
1
1
0
0
1947-48
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
203
0
24
43
0
3
24
0
0
0
0
0
270
0
27
36
0
9
Total Appearances/Goals: 270 27  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1955-56 14/04/56
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1955-56 08/10/55
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 2