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.

Death[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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