Alec Shirley Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Alexander Gordon Shirley
  • Born: October 31st, 1918
  • Position: Centre Forward
  • Signed: May 16th, 1945
  • First Manager: Charlie McGillivray
  • Career Totals: 12 appearances, 2 goals


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1945-46 9 1 0 0 11.1% 0.0% 88.9%
1944-45 3 1 0 0 66.7% 0.0% 33.3%
Totals: 12 (0) 2


 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
 17/11/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 2
 10/11/45 Southern 'B' vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 3
 22/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 2 - 5
 15/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Raith Rovers (H) 0 - 7
 08/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 01/09/45 Southern’B’ vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 2
 02/06/45 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 01/09/45 Southern’B’ vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 2
 02/06/45 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 17/11/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 2
 10/11/45 Southern 'B' vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 22/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 5
 15/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Raith Rovers (H)  0 - 7
 08/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 1
 01/09/45 Southern’B’ vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 2
 25/08/45 Southern 'B' vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 18/08/45 Southern 'B' vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 4
 11/08/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 7
 02/06/45 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 26/05/45 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 3
 19/05/45 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 2


Biography


Alec signed from Arbroath at the end of 1944-45. He was re-signed for the following season, making a number of appearances early in the campaign but in November 1945, shortly after he married he moved south to join Halifax Town.





Debut

May 19th, 1945
Dundee United 3 - 2 Falkirk

Mitchell Trophy (1st Round 1st Leg)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Alec was born on this date


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 3 - 2 Falkirk
    Mitchell Trophy (1st Round 1st Leg)


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Falkirk
    Wartime (North Eastern - 2nd Series)


  • League Debut

    Dunfermline 7 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Southern 'B')

    In their opening game of the new Southern League season, United were simply no match for Dunfermline, and the score, big as it is, can hardly be reckoned an exaggeration. The home team took command of


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 2 Ayr Utd
    League (Southern’B’)


  • First League Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 2 Ayr Utd
    League (Southern’B’)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Dunfermline
    League (Southern 'B')