Archie Rankin Player Profile

Player Details

  • Position: Centre Half
  • Signed: July 1st, 1966
  • First Manager: Jack Steedman
  • Career Totals: 31 appearances


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1966-67 14 (1) 0 0 0 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
1965-66 16 0 0 0 50.0% 6.3% 43.8%
Totals: 30 (1) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 08/04/67 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A) 5 - 1
 01/04/67 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H) 0 - 4
 10/12/66 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H) 3 - 1
 12/11/66 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A) 1 - 4
 08/10/66 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H) 3 - 5

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 08/04/67 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  5 - 1
 01/04/67 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  0 - 4
 25/02/67 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  4 - 0
 10/12/66 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  3 - 1
 12/11/66 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 4
 08/10/66 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 5
 24/09/66 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  0 - 4
 21/09/66 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 3
 17/09/66 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 10/09/66 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 3
 03/09/66 Group 9 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 2
 24/08/66 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 3
 20/08/66 Group 9 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 3
 17/08/66 Group 9 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 2
 13/08/66 Group 9 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  3 - 0
 30/04/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Rangers 'B' (H)  4 - 1
 23/04/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Airdrie Res (H)  2 - 2
 01/04/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Queen's Park Strolle (H)  3 - 2
 19/03/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Jordanhill TC (H)  2 - 1
 12/03/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. QotS Reserves (H)  5 - 1
 26/02/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. East Fife Res (H)  2 - 5
 12/02/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. Celtic 'B' (H)  0 - 4
 29/01/66 Combined Reserve League - 2nd Series vs. East Fife Res (A)  1 - 3
 25/12/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Rangers 'B' (A)  5 - 1
 06/11/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. East Fife Res (H)  1 - 2
 23/10/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Queen's Park Strolle (H)  4 - 3
 09/10/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Jordanhill TC (A)  6 - 1
 26/09/65 vs. Gala Fairydean (A)  1 - 9
 18/09/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. QotS Reserves (H)  4 - 0
 28/08/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. Airdrie Res (H)  1 - 2
 14/08/65 Combined Reserve League - 1st Series vs. East Fife Res (A)  0 - 1


Biography

Old fashioned wing back signed in 1965 from Third Lanark (does not appear to have a first team outing for them). Was on the books of Celtic (again, no first team outing) as a youngster. Played for Clydebank in the Combined Reserve League before our official admittance to the Scottish League in season 1966/67.

Older brother of Clydebank winger Joe Rankin. Part of the Rankin football dynasty which includes brother Stan who played for Morton and Stevie Rankin who was manager of Ashfield and Irvine Meadow and was a good junior grade footballer in his time. The father Archie Rankin won three (3) Junior international caps.

Archie was converted to a centre half by Mr Steedman but could not adapt to this new position and Clydebank struggled as a result. He was replaced by John McGill early into our first season in the league. He only made the occasional appearance during the rest of the season.

Debut

August 14th, 1965
East Fife Reserves 1 - 0 Clydebank

League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)


Timeline


  • First Team Debut

    East Fife Res 1 - 0 Clydebank
    League (Combined Reserve League - 1st Series)


  • Signed For Clydebank


  • Last Appearance

    East Stirlingshire 1 - 5 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)

    East Stirling can have no complaints. They had as many chances as Clydebank but, unlike the visitors, they failed to take them. Clydebank played fast, precise football and scored five spectacular goal


  • Left the Club