Sandy Archibald (1896)

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Sandy Archibald (1896)

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Full name Alexander Archibald
Date of birth 23 November 1896[1]
Place of birth Crossgates, Fife, Scotland[1]
Date of death 29 November 1946 (aged 50)[1]
Place of death Crossgates, Fife, Scotland[1]
Playing position Outside right

Style of Play
Initially employed as a miner, Archibald became a full professional when he joined Rangers at the age of 19 from Raith Rovers in 1917. He made his debut in a 2–0 defeat to Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup final in May 1917. The following season he was an ever present as Rangers won the League title for the first time in 5 seasons.

Archibald went on to win thirteen league titles in his seventeen seasons with the Glasgow club. He also won three Scottish Cup medals, the first of which was Rangers' first in 25 years and Archibald scored twice in the final as Rangers defeated Celtic 4–0 at Hampden. His final appearance for Rangers was in a 1–1 draw away to Queen's Park on 30 April 1934. He made 580 appearances for Rangers.

Archibald won a total of 8 caps for Scotland over an 11-year period, although most of his selections occurred between his 1921 debut and 1924. After a seven-year hiatus, he earned a recall for the matches against England in 1931 and 1932. He scored once for his country, against Wales in February 1922. Archibald also played for the Scottish League XI.[2][3]

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