Alan Anderson (footballer)

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Alan Anderson (footballer)
Personal information
Full name Alan Anderson
Date of birth (1939-12-21) 21 December 1939 (age 74)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Dalkeith Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959 Alloa Athletic 3 (1)
1959–1960 Falkirk 0 (0)
1960–1962 Millwall 74 (0)
1962–1963 Scunthorpe United 6 (0)
1963–1976 Heart of Midlothian 352 (21)
Total 435 (22)
National team
1967 Scotland XI[1] 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Anderson (born 21 December 1939 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional footballer. Anderson was a centre-half who played for Alloa Athletic, Falkirk, Millwall, Scunthorpe United and Hearts. Anderson was the Hearts team captain for over 200 games. Although never achieving a full international cap, he made seven appearances for a Scotland XI in their tour of Asia and Oceania in 1967, playing alongside Alex Ferguson.[2] The Scotland XI won every game with Alan at centre-half.[3]

After long service and 38 goals for Heart of Midlothian F.C. he ended his career on the first of May 1976.[4]


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