Alec Leslie

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Alec Leslie
Personal information
Date of birth April 1902
Place of birth Greenock, Scotland
Date of death 1974
Place of death Greenock, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 12 in (1.71 m)
Playing position Left half
Youth career
Greenock Wayfarers
Port Glasgow Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1921 St Mirren
1921–1923 Houghton-le-Spring
1923–1924 Morton
1924–1925 St Mirren
1925–1927 Torquay United
1927–1932 Birmingham 132 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alfred J. Leslie[1] (April 1902 – 1974), generally known as Alec Leslie, was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a left half. Born in Greenock, Leslie was an influential defensive midfielder who played 143 games for Birmingham, including 132 top flight League games and an appearance at Wembley in the 1931 FA Cup Final. A niggling knee injury disrupted his career; he played his last game for Birmingham in September 1931 before finally retiring in 1932. After football, he ran a pub and worked for the Inland Revenue before returning to Scotland. He died in Greenock aged about 72.




  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 106. ISBN 1-85983-010-2. 
  1. ^ Leslie, Alfred (18 September 1927). "From Arbroath to St. Andrew's". Sunday Mercury and Sunday News. Birmingham. p. 12. ... let me tell you at the outset that they call me 'Alec' at St. Andrew's. Now that is not my name—you will see that by the signature at the head of this article—but they can call me anything so long as I can satisfy everybody.