CELTIC’S legendary manager of the era Willie Maley once said of Archibald: “So long as he is on the pitch we can never be sure of victory, no matter the score.”

Over an incredible 17-year-period Archibald proved himself to be a fantastic player – and not just in Old Firm games.

Born and raised in Fife, Archibald joined Rangers from Raith Rovers as 19-year-old and won the championship in his first season. Amazingly, he won 12 more titles with Rangers which is a British record.

Some records try to deprive him of the 1933-34 championship success but he made a significant contribution with 15 appearances in what was his final season with the club.

The powerful and athletic miner from Aberdour was also successful in the Scottish Cup, winning the competition three times, most famously in the much celebrated 1928 Final.

Archibald scored twice – both shots from distance – to help inflict a 4-0 defeat on Celtic and end an agonising 25-year drought in the competition.


Appearances: 580. Goals: 148.

Honours: 13 Scottish titles, 3 Scottish Cups. 8 caps (Scotland).