Alex Russell (footballer, born 1973)

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Alex Russell
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-03-17) 17 March 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Crosby, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Clevedon Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Burscough
1994–1998 Rochdale 101 (14)
1995 Glenavon (loan) 4 (0)
1998–2001 Cambridge United 81 (8)
2001–2005 Torquay United 153 (20)
2005–2008 Bristol City 56 (6)
2007–2008 Northampton Town (loan) 13 (1)
2008 Cheltenham Town (loan) 13 (2)
2008–2009 Cheltenham Town 23 (0)
2009 Exeter City (loan) 7 (0)
2009–2010 Exeter City 29 (1)
2010–2011 Bath City 12 (2)
2011 Yeovil Town 14 (0)
2011–2012 Bath City 31 (1)
2012–2013 Clevedon Town ? (?)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:16, 13 May 2012 (UTC).

Alexander John Russell (born 17 March 1973 in Crosby) is a former English professional footballer currently playing for Clevedon Town. He plays as a central midfielder. His father, also called Alex, played professionally for Southport, Blackburn Rovers, Tranmere Rovers and Los Angeles Aztecs.

In January 2008 Russell joined League One side Cheltenham Town on a one-month loan.[1] On 31 January, Russell's loan was extended to the end of the season. He signed permanently for Cheltenham Town on 17 June 2008 after he was released by Bristol City. Joined League Two side Exeter City on loan in February 2009 until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal.

He signed a permanent one-year deal with Exeter City in July 2009. On 14 May 2010, it was announced that he had been released by Exeter, along with eight other players.[2]

On 4 January 2011, it was announced that a move to League One Yeovil Town had been finalised. He was informed by the club at the end of the 2010/11 season that he was one of seven players who would be re-signed,[3] Russell later rejected this offer and returned to Bath City. But he left when Bath was relegated at the end of the 2011–12 season from the Conference National, Russell signed with Southern League South & West Division side Clevedon Town in the summer of 2012.

On 10 March 2013, he announced on Twitter, "Officially retiring from playing! 24 yr career,not a bad effort! #greattimes".


  1. ^ Cheltenham complete double swoop
  2. ^ "Exeter City release nine players". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Terry Skiverton offers seven new Yeovil Town deals". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 

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