|Full name||Alex Gardiner|
|Date of birth||3 January 1935|
|Height / weight||175 cm / 73 kg|
|1955–56, 1958–62||Footscray||92 (18)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.