Alec Milne

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Alec Milne
Personal information
Full name Alexander Soutar Milne[1]
Date of birth (1937-06-04) 4 June 1937 (age 80)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1955 Dundee Violet
1955–1957 Arbroath 40 (0)
1957–1965 Cardiff City 172 (1)
1965–? Barry Town
National team
1959 Scotland U23[2] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alexander Soutar "Alec" Milne (born 4 June 1937) is a Scottish former professional footballer.[3]

Career[edit]

Born in Dundee, Milne began his career at Arbroath before moving to Cardiff City in 1957. By the end of his first season at the club he had established himself in the side. He was a vital part of the Cardiff squad at the time, being ever present in the 1958–59 and 1961–62 seasons, scoring his only league goal in a 3-2 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the latter.

He had injury problems in 1964/65 and drifted out of contention for a place in the Cardiff team.[4]

He was allowed to leave the club soon after and finished his career at Barry Town before emigrating to Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alec Milne". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu23/player.php?playerid=57
  3. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "It was a Real shame as City lost out to Zaragoza in last eight". Wales Online. Media Wales. 29 December 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
Sources
  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.