Scotland Football Gift: ‘Archie Gemmill World Cup Goal Against Holland’ Limited Edition Print.
Coach Ally McLeod had famously declared that he was going to Buenos Aires to bring home the World Cup in 1978. But defeat to Peru, followed by a 1-1 draw with Iran was as bad as it could get right? Er, not quite. To add to Scotland’s woes, Willie Johnston was sent home in disgrace after failing a drugs test! Silly boy.
But then Archie Gemmill took to the stage. Scotland needed to beat Holland by an unlikely three goals to survive…and for a few minutes it seemed possible. Gemmill, who had already put the Scots 2-1 ahead from the penalty spot, waltzed past Krol, then around Poortvliet, swept past er…Dalglish, darted into the box and chipped the ball over Jongbloed and into the empty net, to score one of the most memorable individual goals in World Cup history.
It was the kind of goal every schoolboy dreams of scoring.
Unfortunately, the Dutch scored again. But at least the Scots flew home knowing they had beaten Holland’s “Total football” machine 3-2.
Celebrated as one of the most outstanding players of his time. Internationally, Archie Gemmill achieved 43 caps, scored eight goals and captained the national side on no fewer than 22 occasions. That makes him a Scotland legend in our books.
Turn back the clock and worship vintage Archie Gemmill with this stunning retro, limited edition print!
Only 50 available of our Archie Gemmill World Cup goal. And each one is individually printed and numbered.
For every print we sell, a donation is made to a charity or fund raising cause. We’ve helped many worthy causes over the years, and this is our way of contributing to those that need help and support.
Buy it. Hang it. Worship it!