Alan Anderson (footballer)

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Not to be confused with the Australian footballer, Allan Anderson (footballer).
Alan Anderson
Personal information
Full name Alan Anderson
Date of birth (1939-12-21) 21 December 1939 (age 76)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Dalkeith Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959 Alloa Athletic 3 (1)
1959–1960 Falkirk 0 (0)
1960–1962 Millwall 74 (0)
1962–1963 Scunthorpe United 6 (0)
1963–1976 Heart of Midlothian 352 (21)
Total 435 (22)
National team
1967 Scotland XI[1] 7 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Alan Anderson (born 21 December 1939) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played for Alloa Athletic, Falkirk, Millwall, Scunthorpe United and Hearts.

Playing career[edit]

Anderson joined Millwall from Falkirk in 1960 and helped the London club to win the championship of Division Four before being transferred to Scunthorpe United in 1962. However, Anderson could not settle in England, and in Nov 1963 he was transferred to Heart of Midlothian.[2]

Anderson was the Hearts team captain for over 200 games. Although never achieving a full international cap, he made seven appearances for a Scotland XI in their tour of Asia and Oceania in 1967, playing alongside Alex Ferguson.[3] The Scotland XI won every game with Anderson at centre-half.[4]

After long service and 38 goals for Hearts he ended his career in May 1976.[5]


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