Alex Russell (footballer, born 1973)
|Date of birth||17 March 1973|
|Place of birth||Crosby, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|1995||→ Glenavon (loan)||4||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Northampton Town (loan)||13||(1)|
|2008||→ Cheltenham Town (loan)||13||(2)|
|2009||→ Exeter City (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Alexander John Russell (born 17 March 1973) is an English former professional footballer who played 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. 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.
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, 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".
- Cheltenham complete double swoop
- "Exeter City release nine players". BBC Sport. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
- "Terry Skiverton offers seven new Yeovil Town deals". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.