Alex Harris (footballer)

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Alex Harris
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
2001–2003 Civil Service Strollers
2003–2012 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Hibernian 43 (0)
2015 Dundee (loan) 16 (1)
2015–2016 Queen of the South (loan) 26 (4)
National team
2012 Scotland U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:39, 6 May 2017 (UTC).

Alex Harris (born 31 August 1994) is a Scottish footballer. Harris has previously played for Hibernian, Dundee and Queen of the South.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Edinburgh, Harris attended Edinburgh Academy and played for the Civil Service Strollers under-12 side,[1] alongside future Hibs teammate Danny Handling.[2] He made his professional debut on 6 October 2012, in a 3–0 win against Dundee.[3] Harris inspired Hibs to come from 3–0 down at half-time to win 4–3 in a 2012–13 Scottish Cup semi-final against Falkirk, as he scored the first Hibs goal and provided the second.[4]

He missed most of the first half of the 2013–14 season due to an ankle injury.[5] After returning to the Hibs first team in January 2014, Harris signed a new contract with the club.[5]

Harris moved on loan to Dundee in January 2015, in exchange for Martin Boyle.[6] He scored his first goal for Dundee on 10 January 2015, in a 4–1 win against Motherwell.[7]

On 21 August 2015, Harris joined Queen of the South on loan for the rest of the 2015–16 season.[8] He returned to Hibs for the 2016/17 season, but was again affected by injury.[9] Harris left Hibs during the 2017 close season, at the end of his contract.[9]

International[edit]

Harris was selected for the Scotland national under-19 football team in August 2012.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19:39, 6 May 2017 (UTC)[11][12]
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian 2012–13 Scottish Premier League 11 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 15 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 20 0
2014–15 Scottish Championship 12 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 16 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 9 1
Total 43 0 5 1 4 0 8 1 60 2
Dundee (loan) 2014–15 Scottish Premiership 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Queen of the South (loan) 2015–16 Scottish Championship 26 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 4
Career total 85 5 6 1 4 0 8 1 103 7

Personal life[edit]

Harris is the great, great nephew of former Hibs, Everton and Scotland player Jimmy Dunn.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Youngster Alex Harris reveals moment team-mate told him he was set for a first Hibs appearance". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Publishing. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Strollers take the applause". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. 20 May 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ McLauchlin, Brian (6 October 2012). "Hibernian 3–0 Dundee". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Millar, Kenny (15 April 2013). "That's for you dad!". The Scottish Sun. News International. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Hibernian: Winger Alex Harris agrees new deal at Easter Road". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Nicolson, Eric (3 January 2015). "Dundee sign Hibs winger on loan". The Courier. DC Thomson. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Sutherland, Jonathan (10 January 2015). "Dundee 4–1 Motherwell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "HARRIS JOINS QUEEN OF THE SOUTH ON LOAN". Hibernian FC. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Brown, Anthony (10 May 2017). "Alex Harris leaves Hibs". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Under-19 squad for Norway friendlies". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  11. ^ Alex Harris at Soccerbase
  12. ^ Alex Harris at Soccerway
  13. ^ Martin, Robert (19 May 2013). "Fame all relative for Alex". The Scottish Sun. News International. Retrieved 19 May 2013.