19 Facts About Archie Gemmill


Archibald Gemmill was born on 24 March 1947 and is a Scottish former footballer.


Archie Gemmill was sent on to replace Jim Clunie on 13 August 1966 in a Scottish League Cup tie at Shawfield to become the first tactical substitute in Scottish football history.


Archie Gemmill came to the attention of Peter Taylor, Derby County's assistant manager.


Taylor then told Derby manager, Brian Clough, about Archie Gemmill who had been considering signing for the reigning champions Everton.


Archie Gemmill scored only three goals for the Rams that season, but they became Football League champions the following year.


Archie Gemmill was suspended for the 1973 European Cup semi-final, but he became club captain in place of the injured Roy McFarland when the Rams won their second title in 1975.


Archie Gemmill made 324 appearances in total for the club and scored 25 goals.

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Archie Gemmill played 58 times for Forest in the league, scoring three goals.


Archie Gemmill was integral to the success of the club in the late 1970s, but was dropped for the 1979 European Cup Final.


Archie Gemmill played 97 League matches for the Blues, scoring 12 goals.


In early 1982, Archie Gemmill crossed the Atlantic to play for the Jacksonville Tea Men of the NASL.


Archie Gemmill only stayed for one season playing 32 league games.


Archie Gemmill returned to Derby County as player-coach to become Peter Taylor's first signing for the club in 1982.


Archie Gemmill played 43 times and scored eight goals for Scotland, and captained the team on 22 occasions.


Archie Gemmill returned to Nottingham Forest to be a coach alongside Brian Clough in 1984.


In 1970, Archie Gemmill drove his pregnant wife back to Scotland to ensure that Scot would be born there.


Archie Gemmill became unhappy that Scot was selected for squads but was rarely used in games.


Archie Gemmill eventually told Scot to stop making himself available for selection, but Scot disagreed and continued to play for Scotland until late in his career.


Archie Gemmill managed the Scotland national under-19 football team that finished second in the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship and thereby qualified for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.