Alex Jardine Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Alexander Jardine
  • Born: April 12th, 1926 (Motherwell)
  • Died: June 6th, 1978 (Catford, London)
  • Position: Full Back
  • Signed: March 5th, 1946
  • First Manager: Willie MacFadyen
  • Career Totals: 108 appearances, 2 goals


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1949-50 12 0 0 0 50.0% 16.7% 33.3%
1948-49 35 1 0 0 34.3% 20.0% 45.7%
1947-48 26 1 0 0 34.6% 7.7% 57.7%
1946-47 29 0 0 0 44.8% 10.3% 44.8%
1945-46 6 0 0 0 66.7% 16.7% 16.7%
Totals: 108 (0) 2


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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
 04/02/50 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 2
 29/10/49 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 2 - 2
 22/10/49 B Division vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 3
 24/09/49 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 1
 12/09/49 vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 4

 Recent First Team Goals
 03/01/49 B Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
 01/11/47 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 4 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 03/01/49 B Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 01/11/47 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 04/02/50 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 2
 29/10/49 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 2
 22/10/49 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 3
 24/09/49 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 12/09/49 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 4
 10/09/49 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  6 - 1
 03/09/49 Sectional Tie vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 1
 31/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 3
 27/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Airdrie (H)  6 - 0
 20/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 2
 17/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (H)  5 - 1
 13/08/49 Sectional Tie vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 5
 20/04/49 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 0
 09/04/49 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 1
 02/04/49 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 19/03/49 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 8
 12/03/49 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 26/02/49 B Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  0 - 1
 19/02/49 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 1
 12/02/49 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 1
 09/02/49 2nd Round Replay vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 3
 05/02/49 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 1
 29/01/49 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  5 - 1
 22/01/49 1st Round vs. Celtic (H)  4 - 3
 15/01/49 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 3
 08/01/49 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 0
 03/01/49 B Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 01/01/49 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 3
 25/12/48 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 2
 04/12/48 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 2
 27/11/48 B Division vs. Hamilton (A)  4 - 2
 13/11/48 B Division vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 5
 06/11/48 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 4
 30/10/48 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 2
 16/10/48 Sectional Tie vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 6
 09/10/48 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 2
 02/10/48 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 2
 25/09/48 Sectional Tie vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 2
 18/09/48 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2
 15/09/48 vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 3
 11/09/48 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 04/09/48 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 1
 01/09/48 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 3
 28/08/48 B Division vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 3
 21/08/48 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 18/08/48 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 14/08/48 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 3
 03/04/48 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 2
 29/03/48 vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 3
 27/03/48 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 20/03/48 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 06/03/48 B Division vs. Leith Athletic (A)  0 - 1
 28/02/48 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 4
 10/01/48 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 6
 03/01/48 B Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 3
 20/12/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 3
 13/12/47 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 3
 29/11/47 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 5
 22/11/47 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 2
 15/11/47 B Division vs. Leith Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 08/11/47 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 5
 01/11/47 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2
 25/10/47 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 6
 18/10/47 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 1
 04/10/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 3
 13/09/47 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 1
 06/09/47 Sectional Tie vs. Leith Athletic (A)  1 - 3
 30/08/47 Sectional Tie vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 27/08/47 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 23/08/47 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  0 - 2
 16/08/47 Sectional Tie vs. Leith Athletic (H)  2 - 2
 13/08/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  5 - 3
 09/08/47 Sectional Tie vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 03/05/47 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 5
 01/02/47 B Division vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 1
 25/01/47 1st Round vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 3
 18/01/47 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 5
 11/01/47 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  6 - 2
 04/01/47 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 0
 02/01/47 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 4
 07/12/46 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 3
 30/11/46 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 3
 23/11/46 B Division vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 1
 16/11/46 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 09/11/46 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 4
 02/11/46 B Division vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 2
 26/10/46 Sectional Tie vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 2
 19/10/46 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 12/10/46 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 4
 05/10/46 Sectional Tie vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 28/09/46 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 0
 21/09/46 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 0
 14/09/46 B Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 07/09/46 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  1 - 3
 04/09/46 Semi Final vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 4
 31/08/46 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 3
 28/08/46 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 1
 24/08/46 B Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 21/08/46 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 2
 17/08/46 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 3
 14/08/46 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 1
 10/08/46 B Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 20/04/46 vs. QOS (H)  2 - 1
 03/04/46 Playoff vs. Ayr Utd (N)  0 - 1
 30/03/46 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 23/03/46 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 16/03/46 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 09/03/46 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 2


Biography


Alex was signed from Wishaw Juniors in March 1946. Over the next three years he was a regular in the side, but in the latter stages of season 1949-50 Alex found it harder to get into the side. He then played out his time at Tannadice in the reserves and was transfer listed. In a 1950 trial match, Jardine appeared in the line-up as 'Mr X', because Millwall did not want to alert other League clubs to a player with such potential. He was signed three days after the trial, on 15th August 1950 from Dundee United for £700, a snip of a price for a player who turned into one of Millwall's best ever full- backs. After he retired from football he worked locally in the docks until his death.





Debut

March 9th, 1946
Dumbarton 2 - 3 Dundee United

Southern League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Alex was born on this date in Motherwell.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Alex was signed from Wishaw Juniors in March 1946. Over the next three years he was a regular in the side, but in the latter stages of season 1949-50 Alex found it harder to get into the side. He then played out his time at Tannadice in the reserves and was transfer listed. In a 1950 trial match, Jardine appeared in the line-up as 'Mr X', because Millwall did not want to alert other League clubs to a player with such potential. He was signed three days after the trial, on 15th August 1950 from Dundee United for £700, a snip of a price for a player who turned into one of Millwall's best ever full- backs. After he retired from football he worked locally in the docks until his death.

  • a Gallant second-half defensive play, when Airdrie pressed almost continuously, gave Dundee United well-earned point at Broomifield Park yesterday. Hero was Bobby Ross. United's centre-half time and time again baulked eager attackers. On a snow covered pitch United had, in the first half, played some grand football, with inside-men Hume and Dickson repeated!y splitting the home defence wide open. Unfortunately for the Tannadice team. Hume was injured just on the interval and limped on the right touchline for the rest of the game. United adapted themselves to the slippery footing right from the start with their first time passing. Airdrie were too fond of the short pass. It. was their due reward when United went ahead in 17 minutes. Jardine put in a lob from fully 35-yards out, and when McKay rushed in the Airdrie keeper allowed the ball to bounce into the net. Airdrie came back but the next thrill came from Cruickshank. The wee left winger crossed a beauty, and Downie just managed to punch it off McKay's head. In 26 minutes Airdrie equalised. Seawright brought the ball in from the wing, barged his way past Berrie, several near things at the Airdrie end the United goal had let-off four minutes before half-time, a Seawright drive hitting the inside of the far post and being scrambled clear. The second half was a thriller, with Airdrie going all out for a winner and United defending heroically. Airdrie did get the ball in the net once from a non-scoring free kick in the box. As the ball hadn’t touched anyone a goal kick was awarded. But for all their pressure the homesters were never dangerous as United were in their breakaway raids. Several times Dickson, McKay and Cruickshank got away, and almost pulled out the winner for United. The second half took its toll in injuries. In addition to Hume, Boyd, Berrie, and Cruickshank, all suffered knocks, while Airdrie were without Parlane for spell.