Jim Clunie

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Jim Clunie
Personal information
Full name James Clunie
Date of birth (1933-09-04)4 September 1933
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Date of death 12 May 2003(2003-05-12) (aged 69)
Playing position Centre-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1953 Raith Rovers 9 (0)
1953–1960 Aberdeen 104 (9)
1960–1965 St Mirren 165 (12)
1965 Bury 10 (0)
1965–1966 St Mirren 14 (1)
1966–1967 Forfar Athletic 1 (0)
Total 303 (22)
National team
1964 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
Teams managed
1978–1981 St Mirren
1981–1985 Kilmarnock

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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.


  1. ^ "Jim Clunie". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Maxwell, Ian. "Football Trivia". www.soccerhistory.org.uk. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.afc.co.uk/articles/20100215/kirkcaldy-connections-_2260392_1966867

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