Jim Clunie

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Jim Clunie
Personal information
Full name James Robertson Clunie[1]
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)
Place of death Kilmarnock, Scotland
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[2] 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 football player and manager.

Clunie played in three cup finals for Aberdeen. These were the 1954 and 1959 Scottish Cup Finals, which they lost 2–1 to Celtic and 3–1 to St Mirren, and the 1955 Scottish League Cup Final which Aberdeen won 2–1 against St Mirren. He transferred to St Mirren in 1960, 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 League Cup tie against Clyde on 13 August 1966.[3]

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.[4]

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.

References

  1. ^ "Jim Clunie". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Jim Clunie". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  3. ^ Maxwell, Ian. "Football Trivia". www.soccerhistory.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.afc.co.uk/articles/20100215/kirkcaldy-connections-_2260392_1966867

External links

  • Jim Clunie at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
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