Alex Venters, an inside forward, joined Rangers in November 1933 after his first club Cowdenbeath. He spent a total of 13 years at Ibrox Park, winning 3 League titles (1935, 1937 and 1939), 2 Scottish Cups (1935, 1936) and scoring 102 goals in 201 appearances. 18 of these 102 goals came against Celtic in various competitions. In the last season before association football was suspended due to World War II (1939) Venters was top scorer in the Scottish First Division (35 goals). Venters was also a prolific scorer during World War II, however as these games were unofficial his additional 53 war-time goals cannot be added to his official goalscoring record.
Between 1933 and 1939 he won three caps for Scotland, the first of which was against Northern Ireland in 1933 while with Cowdenbeath. He won a further two official caps (both in matches against England) while at Rangers, in 1936 and 1939. He also played in four wartime internationals.
In 1959 he died prematurely from a heart attack at the age of 45.
- some sources also add another league title (1934) to his record
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- Wikipedia: List of Scottish Cup finals
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