Archie Devine
Archie Devine

Archie Devine

Archie Devine scored the first winning goal for Arsenal at Highbury.

The inside forward joined from Bradford City for £1,000 in February 1913.


Name Archie Devine
Arsenal Career 1913 - 1914
Position: Striker
Appearances 24 (24 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 5

He was already a Scotland international on his arrival, having won international honours with former club Falkirk. He also picked up the 1911 FA Cup with Bradford.

Devine made his debut in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea in February 1913 but could not prevent the Gunners from suffering relegation to the Second Division that year.

He began the 1913/14 season as a regular with Arsenal, now in their new home, and grabbed headlines in the very first game at Highbury with the winner in a 2-1 victory over Leicester Fosse.

But Devine could not hold down his place for the full season and he returned to Bradford in the summer of 1914.