Alex Glen Player Profile

Player Details

  • Position: Right Winger
  • Signed: October 18th, 1939
  • First Manager: Bobby McKay
  • Career Totals: 35 appearances, 5 goals


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1939-40 35 5 0 0 45.7% 11.4% 42.9%
Totals: 35 (0) 5


 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
 25/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (H) 3 - 2
 18/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 2
 08/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. Raith Rovers (A) 0 - 5
 04/05/40 Final vs. Rangers (N) 0 - 1
 27/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 17/04/40 Semi Final Replay vs. Airdrie (N) 3 - 1
 02/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (A) 6 - 3
 01/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
 02/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Dunfermline (H) 5 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 17/04/40 Semi Final Replay vs. Airdrie (N)  3 - 1
 02/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (A)  6 - 3
 01/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 01/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 02/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Dunfermline (H)  5 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 25/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 2
 18/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 2
 08/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 5
 04/05/40 Final vs. Rangers (N)  0 - 1
 27/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 3
 24/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 20/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 5
 17/04/40 Semi Final Replay vs. Airdrie (N)  3 - 1
 13/04/40 Semi Final vs. Airdrie (N)  0 - 0
 08/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. King's Park (A)  1 - 2
 06/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 03/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  10 - 2
 30/03/40 Eastern Regional vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  5 - 0
 23/03/40 Quarter Final vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 0
 16/03/40 Eastern Regional vs. St Bernard's (H)  1 - 0
 09/03/40 2nd Round vs. Third Lanark (H)  7 - 1
 02/03/40 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 1
 24/02/40 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Partick Thistle (A)  4 - 2
 17/02/40 Eastern Regional vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 2
 10/02/40 Eastern Regional vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 13/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 4
 06/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 2
 02/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (A)  6 - 3
 01/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 30/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 2
 23/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 16/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. St Bernard's (A)  2 - 4
 09/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 6
 02/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Dunfermline (H)  5 - 2
 25/11/39 Eastern Regional vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 5
 18/11/39 Eastern Regional vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 9
 11/11/39 Eastern Regional vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 2
 04/11/39 Eastern Regional vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 4
 28/10/39 Eastern Regional vs. King's Park (H)  1 - 0
 21/10/39 Eastern Regional vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 0


Biography

Alex was a former Forthill Athletic player who was with Raith Rovers at the outbreak of WW2. As he was based in the local area, United obtained permission from his club to play him during the 1939-40 season, including all the matches in the Emergency War Cup. In the following season Alex enlisted for military service.

Debut

October 21st, 1939
Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Dundee United

Wartime (Eastern Regional)


Timeline

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Alex was a former Forthill Athletic player who was with Raith Rovers at the outbreak of WW2. As he was based in the local area, United obtained permission from his club to play him during the 1939-40 season, including all the matches in the Emergency War Cup. In the following season Alex enlisted for military service.

  • Dundee United put the Warriors through their paces at Ochilview. And if the margin was slender there was no doubt about the visitors being the more skilful side. Gray missed a penalty for the homesters, but against that United might well have gained another two goals but for their keeper's remarkable clearances of shots from White and Gardiner.

  • Glad hand to Dundee United! Their second half start thrilled over 20,000 at Easter Road. It whacked Airdrie - Stan Matthwws and all. Two goals in the first five minutes after the interval - a tonic header by Alex Glen, a tearing shot by Tommy Adamson and a Dunsmore penalty winner following a Bruce foul of Arthur Milne sealed a superb win. A late effort by Flavelle gave Airdrie little consolation. Whole-hearted teamwork enabled United to withstand earlier thrusts. Later, when the brilliant elusiveness of Stanley Matthews became less awe-inspiring, the same whole-heartedness saw them romp to victory.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 3 - 2 East Fife