Alex Gardiner

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Alex Gardiner
Personal information
Full name Alex Gardiner
Date of birth (1935-01-03)3 January 1935
Original team(s) Gisborne
Height / weight 175 cm / 73 kg
Position(s) Wingman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1955–56, 1958–62 Footscray 92 (18)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Alec Gardiner (born 3 January 1935) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL). His father, also named Alec was a Footscray player during the 1920s.

Gardiner, originally from Gisborne, was one of Footscray's wingers in the 1961 VFL Grand Final loss to Hawthorn. From 1963 to 1967, Gardiner was captain-coach of Box Hill in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). He always polled well in the Field Trophy, finishing as the runner-up in 1964. In all, Gardiner played a total of 73 games for Box Hill, mainly as a centreman, and scored 61 goals. In 2000 he was selected on the wing in Box Hill's "Greatest Ever Team" and named as captain.