Alex Forsyth (footballer)
Forsyth began his footballing career as an apprentice at Arsenal in 1967. However, he returned home to Scotland in 1968 when he became homesick.
He was a member of the famous Partick Thistle team of 1971 which defeated Celtic in the League Cup final 4–1. He was transferred to Manchester United in December 1972 for £100,000 and helped United win the 1976–77 FA Cup after 3 years of thrilling progress for the team under manager Tommy Docherty. Most of his games were at right-back and he often excited the fans with some strong shooting from long-range.
During his time at United, he scored 5 goals in 119 appearances, including 3 substitute appearances for the club, and also played for the Scottish national team. In 1978, he left United to sign for Rangers on a free transfer. He later played for Motherwell, Hamilton Academical and Dumfries club Queen of the South F.C. who achieved promotion in his spell in Dumfries with the likes of Allan Ball, Iain McChesney and Jimmy Robertson.
Alex is now the manager of the Auld Hoose, a bar in the Scottish town of Hamilton.
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