Alex Rennie Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Alexander Rennie
  • Born: September 27th, 1948 (Falkirk)
  • Died: March 4th, 2018 (Denny)
  • Position: Defender/Midfielder
  • Signed: June 29th, 1975
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 88 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: St Johnstone, Stirling Albion


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1978-79 - - - - - - -
1977-78 22 (4) 0 0 0 50.0% 19.2% 30.8%
1976-77 27 0 0 0 48.1% 22.2% 29.6%
1975-76 33 (2) 1 0 0 25.7% 28.6% 45.7%
Totals: 82 (6) 1


 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
 15/04/78 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 1 - 0
 12/04/78 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H) 1 - 0
 08/04/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
 05/04/78 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 0 - 2
 29/03/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 22/10/75 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Porto (H) 1 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 22/10/75 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Porto (H)  1 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 15/04/78 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 12/04/78 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  1 - 0
 08/04/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 05/04/78 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  0 - 2
 29/03/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 25/03/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 3
 18/03/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 15/03/78 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 11/03/78 5th Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0
 04/03/78 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/78 4th Round vs. QOS (H)  3 - 0
 25/02/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 0
 28/01/78 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (A)  4 - 1
 07/01/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 02/01/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 31/12/77 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 24/12/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 17/12/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 10/12/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 26/11/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 19/11/77 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  4 - 0
 16/11/77 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 09/11/77 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1
 26/10/77 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 22/10/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 14/09/77 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Copenhagen (H)  1 - 0
 17/04/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 4
 13/04/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 3
 01/03/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  0 - 0
 19/02/77 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 16/02/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 12/02/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 2
 07/02/77 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 1
 29/01/77 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 4
 08/01/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 05/01/77 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 27/12/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 18/12/76 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 27/11/76 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  5 - 1
 20/10/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 5
 02/10/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 25/09/76 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 18/09/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 1
 11/09/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 04/09/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 1
 01/09/76 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 28/08/76 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 1
 25/08/76 Sectional Tie vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 0
 21/08/76 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 18/08/76 Sectional Tie vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 14/08/76 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 11/08/76 Prelim Round 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 07/08/76 Prelim Round 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 04/05/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 21/04/76 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 14/04/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 10/04/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 03/04/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 3
 31/03/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 14/02/76 4th Round vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 31/01/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 24/01/76 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 0
 10/01/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 5
 01/01/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 27/12/75 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 20/12/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 13/12/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 06/12/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 29/11/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 22/11/75 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 15/11/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 12/11/75 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 08/11/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/75 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Porto (A)  1 - 1
 01/11/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 22/10/75 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Porto (H)  1 - 2
 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 11/10/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 04/10/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 2
 30/09/75 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Keflavík (H)  4 - 0
 27/09/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 23/09/75 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Keflavík (A)  2 - 0
 20/09/75 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 13/09/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 1
 06/09/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 23/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1


Biography


After impressing with youth side Gairdoch United, Alex started his senior career with Rangers in 1964, but was a regular in the reserves without breaking into the first team. After a brief spell with Stirling Albion, he joined Willie Ormond's St Johnstone in 1967, and quickly became a fans favourite, helping the Perth side qualify for European football for the first time in 1971.

Released from St Johnstone in April 1975, he was offered terms by Hong Kong Rangers but then accepted an offer to sign for United. A defensive midfielder, Alex made his first appearance in a testimonial for Brian McCann at Fraserburgh in July 1975, and then made his competitive debut in a League Cup tie against Kilmarnock. One of a number of more experienced players that manager Jim McLean brought in to help guide the younger players breaking into the team, he was a regular in the United side for three seasons, scoring his only goal for the Club against Porto in a UEFA Cup tie at Tannadice. Unfortunately his career ended prematurely following an accidental eye injury sustained against Ayr United in April 1978 - a year later, after three operations, he was advised to give up the game at the age of 30.

He went into coaching with Hearts under his former manager Willie Ormond, and had a short spell as caretaker manager at Tynecastle before becoming manager at St Johnstone in April 1980. He took the Saints to the First Division title and promotion back to the Premier Division in 1983, but then suffered back-to-back relegations. He later managed his local side Stenhousemuir in the late 1980s before stepping away from the game.





Debut

August 23rd, 1975
Kilmarnock 1 - 0 Dundee United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Alex was born on this date in Falkirk.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    After impressing with youth side Gairdoch United, Alex started his senior career with Rangers in 1964, but was a regular in the reserves without breaking into the first team. After a brief spell with Stirling Albion, he joined Willie Ormond's St Johnstone in 1967, and quickly became a fans favourite, helping the Perth side qualify for European football for the first time in 1971.

  • The game was of academic interest as neither side had a chance to qualify from section 4. Despite just one goal being scored the ninety minutes were packed with incident to keep the meagre sprinkling of fans happy. The home side were always the more adventurous and took a fine display by Hamish McAlpine to keep United in with a chance. However, in the dying minutes of the game Hamish could only turn a net bound lan Fleming header onto the crossbar and lan Fallis netted the winner from close range.

  • United lost their unbeaten record against continental sides in this first leg match against FC Porto. In what was a very poor performance by United, the conspired to support their own downfall.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 0 Ayr Utd