Harry Rutherford Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Henry Carr Rutherford
  • Born: June 21st, 1943
  • Died: November 9th, 2013
  • Position: Outside Right
  • Signed: June 24th, 1967
  • First Manager: Jack Steedman
  • Career Totals: 9 appearances, 2 goals
  • Also Played For: Alloa Athletic, Ayr United

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1967-68 9 2 0 0 44.4% 11.1% 44.4%
Totals: 9 (0) 2

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 28/10/67 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A) 1 - 1
 21/10/67 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 3
 14/10/67 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 0
 07/10/67 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A) 2 - 3
 23/09/67 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A) 0 - 5

 Recent First Team Goals
 21/10/67 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 3
 14/10/67 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 21/10/67 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 3
 14/10/67 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 28/10/67 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 21/10/67 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 3
 14/10/67 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0
 07/10/67 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 3
 23/09/67 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 5
 16/09/67 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 0
 09/09/67 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  4 - 5
 19/08/67 Group 9 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 1
 12/08/67 Group 9 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 0


Harry Rutherford had a short but eventful Clydebank career. He joined Clydebank from Ayr United at a time when Clydebank had taken a liking to ex Ayr United players as Eddie Moore and Arthur Paterson had come to Kilbowie from the Somerset Park team. In all probability Harry Rutherford’s debut was played out in a 2-2 closed door work out at Kilbowie on 31 July 1967 against Partick Thistle.

Harry was a winger who played on the right, his “official” debut came on Friday 4 August 1967 and again it was a 2-2 draw but this time against Tommy Docherty’s Chelsea, before a crowd given as 7,000. It was quite an introduction and Harry lasted an hour before being substituted by Tony Moy. He played in the famous derby game at Boghead on 9 September 1967 when The Bankies went down 5-4 to Dumbarton in a game that could have ended anyscore each, with defences definitely not on top.

Clydebank were then thrashed 5-0 by Queen of the South at Palmerston later that month, all the goals coming in just over half an hour in the first half, Harry Rutherford was once more substituted and replaced by John Baxter. The next game saw Clydebank visiting Montrose at Links Park. Keeper Dick Madden was injured in the first couple of minutes and lasted 20 minutes before going off with a shoulder injury, Arthur Paterson came on as substitute and Harry Rutherford took over in goal. Incredibly Clydebank went into a two goal lead, but Montrose pulled a goal back just before half time and two further second half goals saw them come out 3-2 winners.

Harry was to score his first goal for Clydebank in a 2-0 home win against Queens Park. He must have got a taste for it as he followed up in the next match in a 3-2 defeat at Kilbowie against Arbroath in which Mr Goals, Tony Moy missed a penalty. Harry Rutherford played his last game for Clydebank in a 1-1 draw away at Berwick at the end of October 1967.

Harry Rutherford was only 24 when he played for Clydebank but looked considerably older. He was a lean man, he was not an outstanding winger, he was workmanlike and a good crosser of the ball.

Harry Rutherford had previously played for Alloa and scored for them against Hibs at Easter Road in a League Cup tie, unfortunately Hibs ran out 11-2 winners, a record defeat for Alloa.


August 12th, 1967
Clydebank 2 - 0 Brechin City

League Cup (Group 9)


  • Date of Birth

    Harry was born on this date

  • Signed For Clydebank

  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Clydebank 2 - 2 Chelsea

    A crowd of about 8000 were at Kilbowie Park to see Bankies play English FA Cup finalists Chelsea in a friendly game and curtain raiser to the season.The town council were there as were some of

  • First Team Debut

    Clydebank 2 - 0 Brechin City
    League Cup (Group 9)

    Bankies didn't disappoint fans at Kilbowie on Saturday, for after holding the mighty Chelsea to a draw last week, they had no trouble in beating Brechin City.Newly signed centre forward Jim Fl

  • League Debut

    Dumbarton 5 - 4 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)

    Bankies have yet to beat Dumbarton either at Boghead or at Kilbowie. The reason for their defeat on Saturday is quite simple for after a great first half display they faded away to nothing in the seco

  • First Goal

    Clydebank 2 - 0 Queen's Park
    League (Division 2)

    A thoroughly deserved win for Bankies who showed some of their best football this season against a rough, hard Queens side.A shock own goal in four minutes by right Charlie Gilmour shot Bankie

  • Last Goal

    Clydebank 2 - 3 Arbroath
    League (Division 2)

    Harry Rutherford scored for the second game in succession when netted in the second minute of the game to put the Bankies into a shock lead with a 20 yard drive after having run on to a Tony Moy pass.

  • Last Appearance

    Berwick Rangers 1 - 1 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)

    Eddie Rutherford finally made his debut for the Bankies, and proved what a fine player he is. Eddie had been on the injured list for two months and and is now fully recovered.The game was a ha

  • Left the Club

    Harry was released on a free transfer