Blether: Archie Gemmill was the first substitute in Scotland

Archie Gemmill after scoring for Scotland against Holland in the 1978 World Cup
Archie Gemmill after scoring for Scotland against Holland in the 1978 World Cup

EACH week, BwB gives a sample from the Readers’ Queries file in the old Sporting Post.

SP Query – In June 1993, ‘JR’ asked: Who was the first substitute officially used in Scotland.

SP Answer – Archie Gemmill was the very first substitute used in Scotland when he came on for St Mirren in a League Cup tie against Clyde on August 13, 1966.

He replaced Jim Clunie.

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