Humble Hibernian, Bonnie Barça – part 5
His name is Steve Archibald, he’s Scottish. Do you know him? Ask your dad, or your grandad, they might remember him.
He became famous in Scotland playing for Aberdeen FC, his manager was Alex Ferguson. He was a forward, a goal scorer. At Aberdeen he scored a lot of goals with the ex-Hibs player Joe Harper.
In 1983, when Aberdeen beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (this cup doesn’t exist now, but it was very important), Archibald then played for Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs). He played for Scotland too.
He played for Barça from 1984 to 1988. I think he played about 55 games and scored 24 goals. But because of new regulations about foreign players, Archibald had problems. Barça already had two very good British players, Gary Lineker and Mark Hughes. Archibald didn’t play very much. He wasn’t as good as they were.
Later in 1988, he moved to Hibs. He played 44 games and scored 15 goals. Strangely, after a year at Hibs, he returned to Barcelona, but this time to play for RCD Espanyol! Maybe he played against Barça?! I don’t know. Maybe you can tell me?