|Full name||Archibald MacKechnie Baird|
|Date of birth||8 May 1919|
|Place of birth||Rutherglen, Scotland|
|Date of death||3 November 2009(aged 90)|
|Place of death||Aberdeen, Scotland|
|Playing position||Inside forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Archie Baird (8 May 1919 – 3 November 2009) was a Scottish association football player who played for Aberdeen and St. Johnstone. He was also capped once by the Scotland national football team. Baird was born in Rutherglen.
Baird signed for Aberdeen before the Second World War, but the war started before he had made the first team. He joined the British Army, but was captured and held as a prisoner of war. He escaped and lived with an Italian family as their "son". In 1989 he published an autobiography, Family of Four, which described these experiences.
Baird returned to Aberdeen before the end of the war. His good form in this period earned him selection for Scotland in a friendly match against Belgium in early 1946. Baird was one of nine Scotland players making their international debut in the match, with only Jimmy Delaney having significant experience. Of those nine debutants, five players did not make another international appearance, including Baird.
Baird helped Aberdeen win the Southern League Cup (a forerunner of the Scottish League Cup) in 1946 and the 1947 Scottish Cup, but his appearances were restricted by injuries. In all he made 104 league appearances for Aberdeen, scoring 26 goals in those matches. He was transferred in 1953 to St. Johnstone, where he played for three seasons before retiring in 1956.
- Ponting, Ivan (1 December 2009). "Archie Baird: Footballer who escaped from POW camp before helping Aberdeen to post-war triumphs". The Independent. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- Archie Baird – A Squad, Scottish Football Association.
- Wed 23 Jan 1946 Scotland 2 Belgium 2, London Hearts.
- Birthday milestone for Archie Aberdeen Evening Express (8 May 2009)