Blue, Archie

Birth Date

8th April 1940





Biographical Text

Archie Blue played for Exeter City in 1961/62 when he appeared in the majority of the club's fixtures. He joined the club from Hearts and later played for Carlisle. He subsequently moved to Australia where he was capped by the national side.

Archie began his senior career with Hearts having signed from Lanarkshire side Royal Albert in the summer of 1960. He only featured in a handful of matches for his new club before being released. He had a number of offers from other clubs, including Southend United and Luton Town, but chose Exeter City because the money was better and the deal included a club house.

Signing for City in July 1961, Archie made his debut against Mansfield Town on 19 August 1961 and went on to feature regularly in what was a disappointing season for the club. His first goal for City came in the third match of the season when he was on target in the 3-0 win over Barrow.

Archie was one of several players to be given a free transfer at the end of the season and soon linked up with Carlisle United. He only played twice for the Cumbrians in league matches and left in May 1963 to emigrate to Australia where he played for Footscray Just in Melbourne before moving on to Slavia and finally Apia Leichhardt during the late 1960s. He also went onto play for Australia in 10 internationals between 1965 and 1968 and scored four times including a hat-trick against Taiwan in 1965.


Exeter City league games only






Jo Mcgowan (Rodenhurst)

I am trying to make contact with Archie as my friend and I lived with him in Australia while we were back packing 25 years ago and would love to make contact with him 


Jo McGowan, I cared for Archie. I know where you can find him in Australia. 

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