Matt Armstrong

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Matt Armstrong
Personal information
Full name Matthew Armstrong
Date of birth (1911-11-12)12 November 1911
Place of birth Newton Stewart, Scotland
Date of death 4 October 1995(1995-10-04) (aged 83)
Place of death Aberdeen, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Port Glasgow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1945 Aberdeen 191 (136)
1946–1947 Queen of the South 27 (13)
Elgin City
Total 218 (149)
National team
1935–1936 Scotland 3 (0)
1935–1936 Scottish League XI 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Matt Armstrong (12 November 1911 – 4 October 1995) was a professional footballer who played as a striker for Aberdeen and Queen of the South.

Armstrong was born in Newton Stewart and played for Port Glasgow before signing for Aberdeen in 1931. His career was interrupted by World War II in 1939 and, after a brief return to Aberdeen, he signed for Queen of the South in the 1946–47 season.[1][2] He later played for Elgin City and Peterhead before retiring in 1951.[2]

Armstrong won three caps with the Scotland national team.[2]

According to research by Scottish football historians Matt Armstrong was actually born on the 13th November 1911, and not on the 12th.[citation needed]

Armstrong made 41 World War Two 'guest' appearances, scoring 27 goals for London side Clapton Orient between the 1940-41 and 1942-43 seasons.[3]


  1. ^ "Matt Armstrong". AFC Heritage Trust. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Matt Armstrong". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Neilson N. Kaufman, Honorary Historian Leyton Orient FC.

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