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Steve Archibald Squad Index
Information:
1979-80 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:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
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.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
07/01/1978
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,966 21 Start
15/02/1978
Queen of the South 3-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,500 21 Sub
25/02/1978
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 11,200 21 Start
04/03/1978
Rangers 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 34,500 21 Start
18/03/1978
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,671 21 Start
21/03/1978
Aberdeen 2-0 Clydebank
Premier Division 9,600 21 Start
25/03/1978
Aberdeen 4-1 Ayr United
Premier Division 11,000 21 Start
29/03/1978
St. Mirren 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,300 21 Start
01/04/1978
Celtic 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 24,000 21 Start
04/04/1978
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 16,000 21 Start
08/04/1978
Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,000 21 Start
31/07/1978
Elgin City 0-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 21 Sub
02/08/1978
Buckie Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 21 Start
05/08/1978
Aberdeen 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Friendly 18,000 21 Start
07/08/1978
Aberdeen 3-2 Middlesbrough
Friendly 10,500 21 Start
12/08/1978
Heart of Midlothian 1-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,500 21 Start
19/08/1978
Aberdeen 3-1 Morton
Premier Division 14,500 21 Start
26/08/1978
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,000 21 Start
30/08/1978
Meadowbank Thistle 0-5 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 1L 3,500 21 Start
02/09/1978
Aberdeen 4-0 Meadowbank Thistle
League Cup R2 2L 6,850 21 Start
03/09/1978
Aberdeen 0-1 Former Dons Select
Testimonial 21,000 21 Start
09/09/1978
Aberdeen 4-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 12,200 21 Start
13/09/1978
Marek Dimitrov 3-2 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 20,000 21 Start
16/09/1978
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 27,000 21 Start
23/09/1978
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,086 21 Start
27/09/1978
Aberdeen 3-0 Marek Dimitrov
European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L 21,100 21 Start
30/09/1978
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 11,100 22 Start
07/10/1978
Aberdeen 4-1 Celtic
Premier Division 25,000 22 Start
11/10/1978
Aberdeen 7-1 Hamilton
League Cup R3 2L 10,000 22 Start
14/10/1978
St. Mirren 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,973 22 Start
18/10/1978
Fortuna Dusseldorf 3-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R2 1L 10,000 22 Start
21/10/1978
Aberdeen 1-2 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 12,750 22 Start
28/10/1978
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,500 22 Start
01/11/1978
Aberdeen 2-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf
European Cup Winners Cup R2 2L 16,800 22 Start
04/11/1978
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 13,850 22 Start
08/11/1978
Ayr United 3-3 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 1L 6,300 22 Start
15/11/1978
Aberdeen 3-1 Ayr United
League Cup QF 2L 13,000 22 Start
18/11/1978
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Premier Division 24,000 22 Start
22/11/1978
Aberdeen 1-0 Moscow Dynamo
Friendly 12,000 22 Sub
09/12/1978
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 24,000 22 Sub
13/12/1978
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
League Cup SF 21,048 22 Start
16/12/1978
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 11,700 22 Start
23/12/1978
Heart of Midlothian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,500 22 Start
30/12/1978
Aberdeen 1-2 Morton
Premier Division 8,700 22 Start
16/01/1979
Belenenses 0-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 22 Sub
20/01/1979
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,100 22 Sub
27/01/1979
Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 9,400 22 Start
21/02/1979
Aberdeen 6-2 Ayr United
Scottish Cup R4 11,500 22 Start
24/02/1979
St. Mirren 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,500 22 Start
28/02/1979
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 11,500 22 Start
03/03/1979
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 26,000 22 Start
10/03/1979
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup QF 23,000 22 Start
14/03/1979
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF REP 37,000 22 Start
17/03/1979
Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 10,200 22 Start
26/03/1979
Aberdeen 8-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 6,300 22 Start
31/03/1979
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
League Cup F 54,000 22 Start
11/04/1979
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Scottish Cup SF 9,837 22 Start
14/04/1979
Partick Thistle 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,000 22 Start
18/04/1979
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,672 22 Start
21/04/1979
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Premier Division 18,400 22 Start
25/04/1979
Aberdeen 2-1 Rangers
Premier Division 19,000 22 Start
28/04/1979
Aberdeen 1-2 St. Mirren
Premier Division 10,400 22 Start
02/05/1979
Aberdeen 5-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 6,000 22 Start
05/05/1979
Dundee United 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,822 22 Start
07/05/1979
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 30,000 22 Start
11/05/1979
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,000 22 Start
14/05/1979
Ross County - Brora Rangers Select 0-2 Aberdeen
Testimonial 2,000 22 Start
19/07/1979
Randers 0-1 Aberdeen
Danish Tour 3,500 22 Start
21/07/1979
Skovbakken 0-7 Aberdeen
Danish Tour 22 Start
28/07/1979
Kilmarnock 1-0 Aberdeen
Drybrough Cup QF 22 Start
02/08/1979
Aberdeen 4-1 Coventry City
Friendly 9,000 22 Start
08/08/1979
Aberdeen 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Friendly 11,500 22 Start
11/08/1979
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,500 22 Start
15/08/1979
Aberdeen 4-0 Arbroath
League Cup R1 1L 6,700 22 Start
18/08/1979
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 10,300 22 Start
22/08/1979
Arbroath 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup R1 2L 2,174 22 Start
25/08/1979
Dundee United 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,982 22 Start
29/08/1979
Meadowbank Thistle 0-5 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 1L 1,200 22 Start
01/09/1979
Aberdeen 2-2 Meadowbank Thistle
League Cup R2 2L 6,000 22 Start
05/09/1979
Aberdeen 1-1 Leicester City
Friendly 8,000 22 Start
08/09/1979
Morton 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,540 22 Start
15/09/1979
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
Premier Division 23,000 22 Start
19/09/1979
Aberdeen 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
UEFA Cup R1 1L 20,000 22 Start
22/09/1979
Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic
Premier Division 23,000 22 Start
26/09/1979
Aberdeen 3-1 Rangers
League Cup R3 1L 18,000 22 Start
29/09/1979
Dundee 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,817 23 Start
03/10/1979
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 Aberdeen
UEFA Cup R1 2L 20,000 23 Start
06/10/1979
St. Mirren 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,163 23 Start
10/10/1979
Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 2L 18,000 23 Start
13/10/1979
Aberdeen 3-1 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 12,000 23 Start
20/10/1979
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 12,000 23 Start
27/10/1979
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,000 23 Start
31/10/1979
Aberdeen 3-2 Celtic
League Cup QF 1L 24,000 23 Start
03/11/1979
Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee United
Premier Division 12,500 23 Start
10/11/1979
Aberdeen 1-2 Morton
Premier Division 10,400 23 Start
17/11/1979
Rangers 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 18,500 23 Start
24/11/1979
Celtic 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup QF 2L 29,000 23 Start
01/12/1979
Aberdeen 2-1 Morton
League Cup SF 11,986 23 Start
08/12/1979
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
League Cup F 27,173 23 Start
12/12/1979
Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee United
League Cup F REP 28,933 23 Start
15/12/1979
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 5,000 23 Start
05/01/1980
Morton 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,000 23 Start
12/01/1980
Aberdeen 3-2 Rangers
Premier Division 18,600 23 Start
19/01/1980
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Premier Division 24,000 23 Start
26/01/1980
Arbroath 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 5,764 23 Start
30/01/1980
Aberdeen 5-0 Arbroath
Scottish Cup R3 REP 9,127 23 Start
16/02/1980
Aberdeen 8-0 Airdrie
Scottish Cup R4 10,410 23 Start
23/02/1980
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
Premier Division 9,600 23 Start
01/03/1980
Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle
Premier Division 9,000 23 Start
08/03/1980
Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 8,584 23 Start
15/03/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 10,000 23 Start
19/03/1980
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Premier Division 7,000 23 Start
22/03/1980
Aberdeen 1-0 Morton
Premier Division 7,250 23 Start
29/03/1980
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 20,000 23 Start
01/04/1980
Kilmarnock 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 23 Start
05/04/1980
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 40,000 23 Start
07/04/1980
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Premier Division 11,600 23 Start
12/04/1980
Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers
Scottish Cup SF 44,000 23 Start
16/04/1980
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 15,000 23 Start
19/04/1980
Kilmarnock 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,800 23 Start
23/04/1980
Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 48,000 23 Start
26/04/1980
Aberdeen 2-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 19,000 23 Start
29/04/1980
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,954 23 Start
03/05/1980
Hibernian 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,921 23 Start
07/05/1980
Partick Thistle 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,000 23 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