Alex Bain

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Alex Bain
Personal information
Full name Alexander Edward Bain[1]
Date of birth (1936-01-22)22 January 1936
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 2014 (aged 78)[2]
Place of death Camden, London, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1957 Motherwell 23 (10)
1957–1959 Huddersfield Town 29 (11)
1959–1960 Chesterfield 18 (9)
1960–1961 Falkirk 9 (7)
1961–1962 Bournemouth 8 (4)
1962–1963 Falkirk 9 (5)
Total 96 (46)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alexander Edward Bain (born 22 January 1936; died 2014) was a professional footballer, who played for teams in both Scotland and England.

He scored two goals for in an extraordinary match between Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield Town that took place on 21 December 1957 at Charlton Athletic's home ground, The Valley. Charlton played most of the match with 10 men after their captain Derek Ufton was injured, and Huddersfield were leading 5–1 with just 27 minutes remaining. At that point, Johnny Summers began an extraordinary passage of play in which he scored five goals and assisted with two others to allow Charlton to win 7–6. Huddersfield become the first, and still the only, team to score six goals in an English Football League match - or indeed any other professional football match - and still be on the losing side.


  1. ^ "Alex Bain". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Loved and lost: Remembering those who died in 2014". Edinburgh Evening News. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 

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