Alec Shirley Player Profile


  • 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 Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1945-46 9 9 1 0 0 9 1 - -
1944-45 3 3 1 0 0 - - 3 1
Totals: 12 (0) 2 9 (0) 1 3 (0) 1

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Nov 17th, 1945 17/11/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 2
Nov 10th, 1945 10/11/45 Southern 'B' vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 3
Sep 22nd, 1945 22/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 2 - 5
Sep 15th, 1945 15/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Raith Rovers (H) 0 - 7
Sep 8th, 1945 08/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Sep 1st, 1945 01/09/45 Southern’B’ vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 2
Jun 2nd, 1945 02/06/45 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Sep 1st, 1945 01/09/45 Southern’B’ vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 2 (24')
Jun 2nd, 1945 02/06/45 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0 (83')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Nov 17th, 1945 17/11/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 2
Nov 10th, 1945 10/11/45 Southern 'B' vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 3
Sep 22nd, 1945 22/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 2 - 5
Sep 15th, 1945 15/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Raith Rovers (H) 0 - 7
Sep 8th, 1945 08/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 1
Sep 1st, 1945 01/09/45 Southern’B’ vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 2
Aug 25th, 1945 25/08/45 Southern 'B' vs. Albion Rovers (A) 0 - 1
Aug 18th, 1945 18/08/45 Southern 'B' vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 4
Aug 11th, 1945 11/08/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 7
Jun 2nd, 1945 02/06/45 North Eastern - 2nd Series vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
May 26th, 1945 26/05/45 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 3
May 19th, 1945 19/05/45 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 2


Competition History


Comp
LGE 9 1 0 0
WAR 1 1 0 0
2 0 0 0
Totals: 12 (0) 2

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


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.

Last updated on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by J Myles.





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')