Archie Macaulay

Archie Macaulay

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Archibald Renwick "Archie" Macaulay (30 July 1915 – 10 June 1993) was a Scottish football player and manager.

Playing career

Born in Falkirk, Macaulay started his playing career with Rangers, where he became a regular at the age of only 18. Playing as an inside right, he won a Scottish Cup medal in 1935-36 and a Scottish League Championship medal the year after. In 1937 he was transferred to West Ham United for £6,000; the Second World War interrupted his career somewhat but he still won a Wartime Cup medal in 1940 and played five unofficial wartime matches for Scotland.

Macaulay was signed by Brentford in October 1946, and made his official Scotland debut (against England at Wembley Stadium on April 12, 1947). By this time he had been converted to a wing half, Brentford were relegated to the Second Division at the end of the 1946-47 season, and he was signed by Arsenal in July 1947 for £10,000. Macaulay made his Arsenal debut against Sunderland on 23 August 1947 and in his first season with the Gunners, he played 40 league matches and won a First Division Championship medal.

He continued to play for Arsenal as a near ever-present for the next two seasons, although he missed out Arsenal's 1950 FA Cup triumph after manager Tom Whittaker preferred fellow Scot Alex Forbes in the final. Macaulay left Arsenal for Fulham in June 1950; in all he made 108 appearances in three seasons, scoring one goal. He also won six more caps for Scotland while at Arsenal,...
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