Date of birth
4 September 1933
Place of birth
Date of death
12 May 2003
Raith Rovers 9
St. Mirren 165
1965–1966 St. Mirren
Forfar Athletic 1
Scottish League XI [1 ] 1
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Jim Clunie (4 September 1933 — 12 May 2003) was a Scottish association football player and manager. Clunie played for Aberdeen in the 1954 Scottish Cup Final, which they lost 2–1 to Celtic at Hampden Park.
He played for
Aberdeen in the 1955 Scottish League Cup Final, defeating St. Mirren 2-1 at Hampden Park.
Clunie also played for
Aberdeen in the 1959 Scottish Cup Final, which they lost 3–1 to St. Mirren in front of a crowd of 108,000 at Hampden Park. A year later he transferred to St. Mirren, for whom he played in the 1962 Scottish Cup Final.
Clunie was the first player to be substituted in a Scottish match, when he was replaced by
Archie Gemmell after 23 minutes of the Scottish Cup tie against Clyde on the 13th of August, 1966. [2 ]
In 1976, Clunie was a coach at
Southampton when the club won the FA Cup by beating Manchester United 1-0 in the 1976 FA Cup Final. [3 ]
Clunie went on to manage St. Mirren from 1978 to 1981, replacing
Alex Ferguson. He took St Mirren into Europe for the first time ever after they finished third in the league in 1981. Clunie also managed Kilmarnock from 1981 to 1985.
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