Alex Edwards (footballer)

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Alex Edwards
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-02-14) 14 February 1946 (age 68)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1971 Dunfermline Athletic 240 (43)
1971–1978 Hibernian 142 (5)
1978–1980 Arbroath 9 (0)
Total 391 (48)
National team
1966 Scotland U23 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alex Edwards (born 14 February 1946) is a Scottish former association football player, who played as a midfielder for Dunfermline, Hibernian and Arbroath.

Jock Stein gave Edwards his league debut just five days after his 16th birthday in February 1962,[1] which made him the youngest outfield player to ever play in a Scottish Football League match.[2] He then featured as a 16 year old in Dunfermline's famous 6-2 home victory against Valencia in 1962.[2] He then went on to play for Dunfermline in the Scottish Cup Finals of 1965 and 1968, winning the latter.

Hibernian manager Eddie Turnbull signed Edwards for £13,000 in 1971. He combined well on the right side of the Hibs side with John Brownlie. He played in another Scottish Cup Final in 1972, before winning the Scottish League Cup in the following season. Hibs challenged for the league title that season as well, but fell away after Edwards was banned for eight weeks after being sent off.[2]

Edwards moved on to Arbroath in 1978, before retiring from professional football in 1980.

References[edit]

  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. 

External links[edit]

  • Alex Edwards, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database