Alex Anderson Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1954-55 6 0 0 0 16.7% 16.7% 66.7%
Totals: 6 (0) 0


 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
 13/11/54 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
 06/11/54 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H) 1 - 1
 02/10/54 B Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 2
 25/09/54 B Division vs. Third Lanark (H) 2 - 0
 21/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Brechin City (A) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 13/11/54 B Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 06/11/54 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 02/10/54 B Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 2
 25/09/54 B Division vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 0
 21/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Brechin City (A)  0 - 2
 18/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3


Biography

Anderson served an engineering apprenticeship in the Dundee shipyards but by 1945 he had already made his debut as a county golfer and as a professional footballer.

A right-back, he turned out for St Johnstone, East Fife and Forfar Athletic before trying his luck in England. He joined Southampton on a free transfer in November 1949 and in June 1952 he moved to Exeter City. He then moved back to Scotland, joining United and remained there until a knee injury forced him to retire in 1956. He was able to resume his golfing activities. An Angus County player for over twenty years, he won the Monifieth Links Championship four times and was runner-up on many other occasions. He continued to play golf until five tears ago and his eldest son, Sandy became a well-known golf professional.

Debut

August 18th, 1954
Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Alex was born on this date in Monifieth.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Anderson served an engineering apprenticeship in the Dundee shipyards but by 1945 he had already made his debut as a county golfer and as a professional footballer.

  • After going down heavily in their opening League Cup game, United came a cropper yet again when they met the Pars at East End Park in their second sectional tie. Yet despite that final scoreline, it was in fact United who took the lead when former Hibs and Airdrie half-back Davie Cross gave them the lead with his first goal for the club. United held that lead at the interval but were sunk by the Fifers' second-half come-back and so went down heavily for the second successive match.