Alex Harris (footballer)

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Alex Harris
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dundee
(on loan from Hibernian)
Number 47
Youth career
2001–2003 Civil Service Strollers
2003–2012 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Hibernian 38 (0)
2015– Dundee (loan) 9 (1)
National team
2012– Scotland U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:41, 2 March 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 April 2013

Alex Harris (born 31 August 1994) is a Scottish footballer, who plays for Dundee. Harris has also previously played for Hibernian.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Edinburgh, Harris attended Edinburgh Academy and played for the Civil Service Strollers under-12 side,[2] alongside future Hibs teammate Danny Handling.[3] He made his professional debut on 6 October 2012, in a 3–0 win against Dundee.[4] Harris inspired Hibs to come from 3–0 down at half-time to win 4–3 in a 2012–13 Scottish Cup semi-final against Falkirk, as he scored the first Hibs goal and provided the second.[5]

He missed most of the first half of the 2013–14 season due to an ankle injury.[6] After returning to the Hibs first team in January 2014, Harris signed a new contract with the club.[6]

Harris moved on loan to Dundee in January 2015, in exchange for Martin Boyle.[7] He scored his first goal for Dundee on 10 January 2015, in a 4–1 win against Motherwell.[8]

International[edit]

Harris was selected for the Scotland national under-19 football team in August 2012.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 2 March 2015[10][11]
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian 2012–13 11 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
2013–14 15 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 20 0
2014–15 12 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 16 0
Total 38 0 5 1 2 0 5 0 50 1
Dundee (loan) 2014–15 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Career total 47 1 5 1 2 0 5 0 59 2

Personal life[edit]

Harris is the great, great nephew of former Hibs, Everton and Scotland player Jimmy Dunn.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Harris". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Youngster Alex Harris reveals moment team-mate told him he was set for a first Hibs appearance". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Publishing). 12 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Strollers take the applause". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Press). 20 May 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  4. ^ McLauchlin, Brian (6 October 2012). "Hibernian 3–0 Dundee". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Millar, Kenny (15 April 2013). "That’s for you dad!". The Scottish Sun (News International). Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Hibernian: Winger Alex Harris agrees new deal at Easter Road". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Nicolson, Eric (3 January 2015). "Dundee sign Hibs winger on loan". The Courier (DC Thomson). Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Sutherland, Jonathan (10 January 2015). "Dundee 4-1 Motherwell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Under-19 squad for Norway friendlies". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Alex Harris career statistics at Soccerbase
  11. ^ Alex Harris profile at Soccerway
  12. ^ Martin, Robert (19 May 2013). "Fame all relative for Alex". The Scottish Sun (News International). Retrieved 19 May 2013.