Alex Reid (footballer)

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Alex Reid
Personal information
Full name Dennis Alexander Reid[1]
Date of birth (1947-03-02)2 March 1947
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 1998 (aged 50–51)
Place of death Canada
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1968 Rangers 3 (2)
1968–1971 Dundee United 99 (11)
1971–1973 Newcastle United 23 (0)
1973 Morton (loan) 7 (1)
1973–1976 Morton 65 (13)
1976–1977 Dundee United 11 (3)
1977 Ayr United 2 (0)
Total 210 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dennis Alexander Reid (2 March 1947 – 1998) was a Scottish footballer whose career as a midfielder extended from 1964 (Rangers) to 1977 (Ayr United).

A native of Glasgow, Alex Reid began his professional career with hometown club Rangers, but left after making only three league appearances at senior level. Joining Dundee United in 1968, Reid's performances against Newcastle United in the 1969 Fair Cup won him a somewhat-delayed move to Tyneside in 1971,[2] although he returned to Scotland eighteen months later with Morton. Three seasons later, Reid returned to Dundee United before finishing his career with a couple of appearances for Ayr United.

After retiring in 1977 due to injury, Reid moved to Canada[3] where he died in the year of his 51st birthday.[4]


  1. ^ "Alex Reid". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile...Alex Reid". 15 February 2008. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Where Are They Now? (R)". Retrieved 6 March 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Whatever happened to ? ...the unlikely lads". Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2008. 

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