Archie Knox Player Profile


  • Full Name: Archibald Knox
  • Born: May 1st, 1947 (Tealing)
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: January 6th, 1972 (£3,000)
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 83 appearances, 16 goals
  • Also Played For: Forfar Athletic, Montrose, St Mirren


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1975-76 3 (2) 5 0 1 0 2 0 1 (2) 0
1974-75 7 (4) 11 0 0 0 1 (4) 0 6 0
1973-74 31 (9) 40 10 1 0 21 (7) 7 10 (2) 3
1972-73 14 14 2 1 0 10 1 4 1
1971-72 12 (1) 13 4 0 0 11 (1) 4 1 0
Totals: 67 (16) 16 45 (12) 12 22 (4) 4

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Nov 8th, 1975 08/11/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1975 05/11/75 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Porto (A) 1 - 1
Nov 1st, 1975 01/11/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 1
Nov 2nd, 1974 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 1
Oct 23rd, 1974 23/10/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Apr 24th, 1974 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Apr 20th, 1974 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 1
Apr 9th, 1974 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N) 4 - 2
Apr 2nd, 1974 02/04/74 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1974 16/03/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Apr 24th, 1974 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1 (21')
Apr 20th, 1974 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 1 (15')
Apr 9th, 1974 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N) 4 - 2 (85')
Apr 2nd, 1974 02/04/74 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 0 (22')
Mar 16th, 1974 16/03/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 3 (3')
Feb 2nd, 1974 02/02/74 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 2 - 1 (75')
Dec 12th, 1973 12/12/73 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (H) 2 - 0 (21')
Dec 8th, 1973 08/12/73 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 3 (89')
Nov 21st, 1973 21/11/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1 (89')
Aug 22nd, 1973 22/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0 (48')
Jan 1st, 1973 01/01/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 1 (65')
Aug 19th, 1972 19/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 5 - 0 (79')
Apr 1st, 1972 01/04/72 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0 (79')
Mar 29th, 1972 29/03/72 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1 (18')
Mar 4th, 1972 04/03/72 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 1 (8')
Feb 19th, 1972 19/02/72 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 3 - 3 (27')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Nov 8th, 1975 08/11/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1975 05/11/75 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Porto (A) 1 - 1
Nov 1st, 1975 01/11/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1975 22/10/75 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Porto (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Sep 30th, 1975 30/09/75 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Keflavík (H) 4 - 0 (sub)
Nov 9th, 1974 09/11/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Nov 2nd, 1974 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 1
Oct 26th, 1974 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3 (sub)
Oct 23rd, 1974 23/10/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (H) 0 - 0
Oct 19th, 1974 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 2nd, 1974 02/10/74 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Jiul (A) 0 - 2
Aug 31st, 1974 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 0 (sub)
Aug 21st, 1974 21/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Aug 17th, 1974 17/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Aug 14th, 1974 14/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 0
Aug 10th, 1974 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
May 10th, 1974 10/05/74 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2
May 8th, 1974 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4 (sub)
May 4th, 1974 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Apr 29th, 1974 29/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 2
Apr 27th, 1974 27/04/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1
Apr 24th, 1974 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Apr 20th, 1974 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 1
Apr 17th, 1974 17/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1
Apr 13th, 1974 13/04/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 2
Apr 9th, 1974 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N) 4 - 2
Apr 6th, 1974 06/04/74 Semi Final vs. Hearts (N) 1 - 1 (sub)
Apr 2nd, 1974 02/04/74 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 0
Mar 23rd, 1974 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A) 2 - 0
Mar 16th, 1974 16/03/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 3
Mar 12th, 1974 12/03/74 5th Round Replay vs. Dunfermline (H) 4 - 0
Mar 10th, 1974 10/03/74 5th Round vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Feb 24th, 1974 24/02/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Feb 17th, 1974 17/02/74 4th Round vs. Morton (H) 1 - 0
Feb 2nd, 1974 02/02/74 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 2 - 1
Jan 26th, 1974 26/01/74 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 1 (sub)
Jan 19th, 1974 19/01/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 1
Jan 12th, 1974 12/01/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 3
Jan 5th, 1974 05/01/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Jan 2nd, 1974 02/01/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Dec 29th, 1973 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 0
Dec 22nd, 1973 22/12/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 2
Dec 19th, 1973 19/12/73 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (A) 1 - 4
Dec 12th, 1973 12/12/73 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (H) 2 - 0
Dec 8th, 1973 08/12/73 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 3
Nov 24th, 1973 24/11/73 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
Nov 21st, 1973 21/11/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Nov 17th, 1973 17/11/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Nov 10th, 1973 10/11/73 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Nov 7th, 1973 07/11/73 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Leicester City (H) 1 - 0
Oct 27th, 1973 27/10/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 3
Oct 20th, 1973 20/10/73 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Sep 29th, 1973 29/09/73 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 4 (sub)
Sep 8th, 1973 08/09/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Aug 25th, 1973 25/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 3
Aug 22nd, 1973 22/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
Mar 7th, 1973 07/03/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1973 03/03/73 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 2
Feb 21st, 1973 21/02/73 Division One vs. Morton (A) 0 - 2
Feb 10th, 1973 10/02/73 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 0
Feb 3rd, 1973 03/02/73 3rd Round vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Jan 27th, 1973 27/01/73 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 2
Jan 13th, 1973 13/01/73 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Jan 6th, 1973 06/01/73 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 3
Jan 1st, 1973 01/01/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 1
Dec 16th, 1972 16/12/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 0
Dec 9th, 1972 09/12/72 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 4
Aug 19th, 1972 19/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 5 - 0
Aug 16th, 1972 16/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
Aug 12th, 1972 12/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 0
Apr 29th, 1972 29/04/72 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Apr 25th, 1972 25/04/72 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
Apr 1st, 1972 01/04/72 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Mar 29th, 1972 29/03/72 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Mar 25th, 1972 25/03/72 Division One vs. East Fife (H) 2 - 2
Mar 11th, 1972 11/03/72 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Mar 4th, 1972 04/03/72 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 1
Feb 19th, 1972 19/02/72 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 3 - 3
Feb 12th, 1972 12/02/72 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Feb 5th, 1972 05/02/72 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 4
Jan 29th, 1972 29/01/72 Division One vs. Morton (H) 2 - 1
Jan 15th, 1972 15/01/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Jan 8th, 1972 08/01/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3


Competition History


Comp
LGE 45 (12) 12 1 0
SC 7 (2) 1 1 0
LC 9 2 0 0
UEFA 1 (2) 0 1 0
CWC 2 0 0 0
TEX 3 1 0 0
Totals: 67 (16) 16

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Archie started his senior career as a trialist with Alloa Athletic before spending five years with Forfar Athletic. In 1970 he signed for St Mirren at the age of 23, and spent two years at Love Street, as the Buddies were relegated from Division One for the second time in fife seasons. In January 1972, he became Jim McLean’s second United signing for a reported fee of £3,000.

The experienced midfielder made his debut at Easter Road days later, and was in the side for much of the remainder of that season. Playing just fourteen games the following season, he became a regular throughout the 1973-74 season, scoring 10 goals. Archie was in line up for United’s first Scottish Cup final 1974, where they lost to Celtic at Hampden - his runners up medal his only honour during his playing career. He played just occasionally over the next two seasons, and appeared more in the reserves, where he employed his experience to further the development of United’s emerging band of talented young players.

In July 1976, he joined Montrose, and later returned to Forfar Athletic as player/manager. He spent four years in the role before becoming assistant manager to Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen. In 1983 he became manager at Dens Park, but after two and a half years he returned to his role at Aberdeen. He followed Ferguson to Manchester United in 1986, then became Walter Smith’s assistant at Rangers in 1991. He went on to have spells at many clubs north and south of the border, including Everton, and the Scotland national side, and returned to Aberdeen with Craig Brown in 2010. He went back to Dens Park in 2014 in a scouting role.

Last updated on Monday, June 1st, 2020 by B Orr.





Debut

January 8th, 1972
Hibernian 3 - 0 Dundee United

League (Division One)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Archie was born on this date in Tealing.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Hibernian 3 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Division One)

    The biggest difference between the two teams was Hibs skipper Pat Stanton. United, with Archie Knox making his debut, repelled Hibs' furious onslaught only to find themselves trailing to a magnificent


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 3 Clyde
    League (Division One)

    Dundee United's recent signing George Fleming made his debut for the Tangerines, while 'keeper MacKay came in to replace injured McAlpine.Gardener came close to opening the scoring in just fiv


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Morton
    Scottish Cup (4th Round)

    The restrictions of the three day week brought Sunday football to Tannadice for the first time as the sides disputed the right to appear in the quarterfinals. Conditions were well nigh perfect but, un


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Partick Th
    League (Division One)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 4 - 2 Morton
    League (Division One)

    Just one month short of his 18th birthday, Dave Narey scored his first goal for the club, notching the opening goal in the 10th minute against Greenock Morton at


  • Last Appearance

    Hibernian 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)