Archie Blue

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Archie Blue
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-04-08) 8 April 1940 (age 74)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Royal Albert
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960?-1961 Heart of Midlothian 0 (0)
1961-1962 Exeter City 34 (6)
1962-1962? Carlisle United 2 (1)
Footscray JUST ?
APIA ?
National team
1965–68 Australia 10 (4)
1965 Australia B 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Archibald "Archie" Blue (born 8 April 1940) is a Scottish-born footballer who played as a centre forward in the Football League during the 1960s, before moving to Australia and playing international football for them.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

He was born in Glasgow and played in his youth with Royal Albert. He moved to senior football with Hearts, but did not play a league game for them.[1]

He then transferred to Exeter City and played for them between 1961 and 1962, before a transfer to Carlisle United for the 1962-63 season, although he only made 2 appearances for the club.[1]

Blue then moved to Australia and played for the Footscray JUST club,[1] and later APIA.

International career[edit]

He was capped by the Australia national football team on 12 occasions, 10 in full internationals, and scored 4 goals, including a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory over China in 1965.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Neil Brown player stats
  2. ^ smh.com Australian football league history
  3. ^ "The Australian National Men’s Football Team: Caps And Captains". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Blue, Archibald". Australian Player Database. OzFootball. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

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