Rosneath, Argyll & Bute born left back Archie Lindsay played for Rutherglen Glencairn in 1902 and Parkhead Albion in 1903 before joining Renton in 1904, from whom he moved to English football in 1905 when he joined Southern League club Reading. He spent two seasons at Elm Park before joining Second Division club Fulham as they moved from the Southern League into The Football League, playing in their inaugural League fixture against Hull City in September 1907 and making 36 appearances during a campaign that saw them get to the FA Cup semi final, where they lost to Newcastle United at Anfield.
Lindsay spent two seasons at Craven Cottage in the first team on a regular basis and two further seasons as a fringe player before returning to Scotland to join Dundee in 1910. Moves followed to St Johnstone in 1912 and Third Lanark in 1913, then to Lochgelly United in 1914. He returned to St Johnstone in 1915 before finishing his career with St Johnstone YMCA in 1919.