Alex Raisbeck

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Alex Raisbeck
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Personal information
Full name Alexander Galloway Raisbeck
Date of birth 26 December 1878
Place of birth Polmont, Scotland
Date of death 12 March 1949(1949-03-12) (aged 70)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Royal Albert
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1896–1898 Hibernian 25 (3)
1898 Stoke 4 (0)
1898–1909 Liverpool 312 (19)
1909–1914 Partick Thistle 138 (9)
1914–19?? Hamilton Academical
Total 479 (31)
National team
1897–1912 Scottish League XI 3 (0)
1900–1907 Scotland 8 (0)
Teams managed
1914–1917 Hamilton Academical
1921–1929 Bristol City
1930–1936 Halifax Town
1936–1938 Chester
1939 Bath City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alexander Galloway "Alex" Raisbeck (26 December 1878 – 12 March 1949) was a Scottish international footballer who played in the Football League for Liverpool and Stoke.

Career[edit]

Born in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Raisbeck played for Hibernian and a short spell with Stoke before being signed by Liverpool manager Tom Watson in May 1898. Making his debut in a Football League Division One match against Sheffield Wednesday on 3 September 1898, the centre-half eventually became club captain and led Liverpool to the championship in 1900–1901 and 1905–1906. While at Liverpool, he won 8 caps for Scotland and captained his country on 5 occasions.

After leaving the club in 1909, Raisbeck played for Partick Thistle and Hamilton Academical, where he eventually became manager, and went on to manage Bristol City, Halifax Town, Chester and Bath City, before returning to Liverpool as a scout.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Test Match Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1897–98 4 0 0 0 4 1 8 1
Total 4 0 0 0 4 1 8 1
Liverpool 1898–99 32 1 6 1 38 2
1899–1900 32 4 4 0 38 4
1900–01 31 1 2 0 33 1
1901–02 26 0 3 1 29 1
1902–03 27 1 1 0 28 1
1903–04 30 1 1 0 31 1
1905–06 33 2 2 0 35 2
1905–06 36 1 4 0 40 1
1906–07 27 4 1 0 28 4
1907–08 23 2 3 0 26 2
1908–09 15 2 1 0 16 2
Total 312 19 28 2 0 0 340 21
Career Total 316 19 28 2 4 1 348 22

Honours[edit]

As a player:

  • Liverpool FC (1898–1909): 341 appearances, 21 goals – Football League Championship winner's medal (1901, 1906)
  • Partick Thistle FC (1909–1914): 138 appearances, 9 goals

As a manager:

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