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Archie Kelly Squad Index
Information:
1949-50 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
09th December 1921
Birthplace:
Paisley
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
10st 7lbs
Signed:
26/12/1947
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Archie arrived at Pittorie on Boxing Day 1947 in an exchange deal with Hearts, George Hamilton going the other way. The deal was regarded at the time as a Scottish record.
A player with a strong shot and a consistent goal-scorer. Transferred to Motherwell for a reputed 7000 in November 1949.

Died - Paisley, 15th July 2005


Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
25/12/1947
Third Lanark 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
27/12/1947
Aberdeen 5-0 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
01/01/1948
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,500 26 Start
03/01/1948
Aberdeen 2-1 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 26 Start
10/01/1948
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
17/01/1948
Aberdeen 2-2 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 26 Start
24/01/1948
Aberdeen 3-1 Raith Rovers
Friendly 8,000 26 Start
31/01/1948
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
07/02/1948
Nithsdale Wanderers 0-5 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 2,600 26 Start
14/02/1948
Aberdeen 0-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 26 Start
28/02/1948
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
06/03/1948
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 17,937 26 Start
13/03/1948
Queens Park 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 Start
20/03/1948
Aberdeen 2-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 26 Start
26/03/1948
Clyde 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
03/04/1948
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 43,800 26 Start
09/04/1948
Queen of the South 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 26 Start
12/04/1948
St. Johnstone 2-0 Aberdeen
Dewar Shield SF 1L 7,000 26 Start
14/04/1948
Elgin City 2-3 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 3,900 26 Start
17/04/1948
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 26 Start
19/04/1948
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
Dewar Shield SF 2L 10,000 26 Start
21/04/1948
Aberdeen 4-0 Highland League Select
Caledonia Trophy 1L 9,000 26 Start
24/04/1948
Highland League Select 2-4 Aberdeen
Caledonia Trophy 2L 5,000 26 Start
01/05/1948
Crystal Palace 3-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 15,000 26 Start
28/08/1948
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 26 Start
31/08/1948
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 Start
04/09/1948
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 35,000 26 Start
02/10/1948
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup GD 17,000 26 Start
04/10/1948
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
Inter City Cup 2L 21,000 26 Start
16/10/1948
Morton 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup GD 15,000 26 Start
23/10/1948
Aberdeen 4-4 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 Start
20/11/1948
Aberdeen 3-1 East Fife
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 Start
04/12/1948
Aberdeen 2-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 Start
11/12/1948
Aberdeen 1-2 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 27 Start
18/12/1948
Morton 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 27 Start
25/12/1948
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 27 Start
01/01/1949
Aberdeen 1-3 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 26,000 27 Start
08/01/1949
Aberdeen 2-2 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 27 Start
13/08/1949
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup GA 25,000 27 Start
17/08/1949
Aberdeen 4-5 Celtic
League Cup GA 40,000 27 Start
20/08/1949
Rangers 4-2 Aberdeen
League Cup GA 50,000 27 Start
27/08/1949
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
League Cup GA 22,000 27 Start
31/08/1949
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
League Cup GA 15,000 27 Start
03/09/1949
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
League Cup GA 43,000 27 Start
10/09/1949
Aberdeen 2-3 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 27 Start
17/09/1949
Aberdeen 1-1 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 27 Start
24/09/1949
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 27 Start
26/09/1949
Aberdeen 3-3 Charlton Athletic
Friendly 20,000 27 Start
01/10/1949
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 27 Start
08/10/1949
Aberdeen 2-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 27 Start
15/10/1949
Celtic 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 27 Start
22/10/1949
Clyde 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 14,500 27 Start
29/10/1949
Aberdeen 1-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 40,000 27 Start
05/11/1949
Falkirk 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 27 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
1949-50
9
0
5
6
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
8
1
0
0
1948-49
11
0
6
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
6
1
0
1
1947-48
16
0
10
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
17
0
12
7
0
3
Totals:
36
0
21
8
0
3
1
0
2
0
0
0
45
0
26
9
0
4
Total Appearances/Goals: 45 26