Archie MacLean

Archie MacLean
Archie MacLean
● Archie MacLean, 1988 (SPC)

born in Scotland

Archibald MacLean was born on Tuesday, 22nd December, 1964, in Glasgow.

The 6' 0 (11st 13lbs) goalkeeper signed for Billy Lamont's Thistle on Saturday, 8th August, 1987 (after a trial period), having most recently been with Fort William.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 1st August, 1987, in a 3-1 friendly win away to Stenhousemuir.

Archie kept his first clean-sheet on Saturday, 28th November, 1987, in a 3-0 win away to Clydebank in the SFL First Division.

He registered the last of his 12 clean-sheets on Saturday, 20th August, 1988, in a 1-0 win away to Kilmarnock in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 5th November, 1988, in a 5-3 defeat away to Raith Rovers in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 47 occasions.

Archie's club-list included Fort William, Partick Thistle, Queen of the South and Cove Rangers.

Bio Extra

Young goalkeeper signed from Highland League side Fort William in the close season of 1987. He made his debut three months later when John Brough was injured, and kept his place with some fine performances, endearing himself to the Thistle fans. The following season saw him play regularly at the start of the season until ho lost five goals to Raith Rovers. This affected his confidence and he did not play again for the club. He was signed by Queen of the South, and later rejoined Fort William for the club's highest transfer fee paid.

(NK)



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