Player #29

Appearances:

3

Starts:

3

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Archibald Vale
Archibald Vale

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Archibald Vale
Archibald Vale

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Archibald Vale

Position

Goalkeeper

From

1883-84

To

1883-84

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Archibald Vale

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Seasons

Age*

22

Division

FAC

Appearances

3
3

Starts

3
3

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Archibald Foster Vale

Birth Date

July 1861

Birth Place

Kings Heath, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Edwardians FC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Edwardians FC

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Erdington Lads' Club

For

Free

On

1884

Subsequent Clubs

Erdington Lads' Club |

Archibald Vale
Archibald Vale

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Archibald Vale
Archibald Vale

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1883-84 Free, 3 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 10 November 1883

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 10 November 1883

Walsall Swifts (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 19 January 1884

Queen's Park (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 19 January 1884

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1 August 1937, Aged 76

Archibald Vale

Player #29 for Aston Villa, Archibald Foster Vale played as a goalkeeper for the club. Archibald represented Villa three times during the 1883-84 FA Cup campaign.

Archibald was born in Kings Heath, seven miles from Villa’s current ground, in July 1861 and made his debut as a 22 year old on 10th November 1883.

Villa had signed Archibald from Edwardians FC.

Archibald was the fifth custodian of the Villa goal in FA Cup football and the first Villa keeper to keep a clean sheet which came in the 5-0 2nd Round win against Stafford Road at the Recreation Ground.

In total Archibald conceded 7 goals in his 3 appearances despite keeping one clean sheet, at a ratio of 2.33 goals per game.

Archibald’s final game for Villa came on the 19th January 1884 in the 6-1 FA Cup 4th Round defeat to Queens Park at Hampden Park. Archibald moved on to Erdington Lads’ Club shortly thereafter.

Archibald played in the era when team selection was made by a Management Committee rather than the latter day more typical Manager role.


Archibald passed away in Walsall in August 1937 aged 76.