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steve archibald

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Forward

Profile

Squad Number: 8
Position: Forward
Date of Birth: Thursday, September 27, 1956
Birthplace: Glasgow
Nationality: Scottish
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 11st 2lbs
Signed: 7th January 1978
Signed from Clyde for about £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 fee of approximately £1,000,000 (including tax) to Tottenham shortly after the Dons title success. This was close to the time that the South Stand was redevelloped and Alex Ferguson liked to refer to it as "Stevie's Stand."
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.

Aberdeen Debut

All Appearances

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
07/01/1978 Ayr United 1 - 1 Aberdeen Premier Division 5,966
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

Total Appearances:
Season Date Match Tournament
1985-86 08/06/1986 West Germany v Scotland World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 28/05/1985 Iceland v Scotland World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 25/05/1985 Scotland v England Rous Cup
1984-85 27/02/1985 Spain v Scotland World Cup Qualifier
1983-84 01/06/1984 France v Scotland Friendly
1983-84 26/05/1984 Scotland v England British Int'l Championship
1983-84 16/11/1983 Germany (East) v Scotland Euro Championship Qualifier
1982-83 15/12/1982 Belgium v Scotland Euro Championship Qualifier
1982-83 17/11/1982 Switzerland v Scotland Euro Championship Qualifier
1982-83 13/10/1982 Scotland v Germany (East) Euro Championship Qualifier
1981-82 22/06/1982 Ussr v Scotland World Cup Finals
1981-82 18/06/1982 Brazil v Scotland World Cup Finals
1981-82 15/06/1982 New Zealand v Scotland World Cup Finals
1981-82 23/03/1982 Scotland v Holland Friendly
1981-82 24/02/1982 Spain v Scotland Friendly
1981-82 18/11/1981 Portugal v Scotland World Cup Qualifier
1981-82 14/10/1981 Northern Ireland v Scotland World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 23/05/1981 England v Scotland British Int'l Championship
1980-81 19/05/1981 Scotland v Northern Ireland British Int'l Championship
1980-81 28/04/1981 Scotland v Israel World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 25/03/1981 Scotland v Northern Ireland World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 25/02/1981 Israel v Scotland World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 10/09/1980 Sweden v Scotland World Cup Qualifier
1979-80 31/05/1980 Hungary v Scotland Friendly
1979-80 28/05/1980 Poland v Scotland Friendly
1979-80 16/05/1980 Northern Ireland v Scotland British Int'l Championship
1979-80 26/03/1980 Scotland v Portugal Euro Championship Qualifier
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