Alex Anderson (footballer)

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Alex Anderson
Personal information
Full name Alexander Ferguson Anderson[1]
Date of birth (1921-11-15)15 November 1921
Place of birth Monifieth, Scotland
Date of death 18 January 1999(1999-01-18) (aged 77)
Place of death Monifieth, Scotland
Playing position Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 St Johnstone 4 (0)
1947–1949 Forfar Athletic
1949–1952 Southampton 20 (0)
1952–1953 Exeter City 6 (0)
1954–1955 Dundee United 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexander Ferguson Anderson (15 November 1921 – 18 January 1999) was a Scottish footballer, who played as a full-back. Anderson began his career in the mid-1940s with St Johnstone, spending a year with the Perth side before moving to Forfar Athletic.

In 1949, Anderson moved south to Southampton, spending three years as backup to England right-back Bill Ellerington before short spells with Exeter City and Dundee United. Released after playing just a few games with United,[2] It is unknown where Anderson's career headed after his short time at Tannadice, though he did appear at then Southern League club Cheltenham Town in the 1950s.


Anderson died in January 1999, aged 77.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Alex Anderson". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ Gracie, Steve (2008). The Rise of the Terrors. Arabest Publishing Dundee. ISBN 978-0-9558341-1-0.

External links[edit]

  • Alex Anderson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database