Alex Wilson (footballer, born 1933)

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Alex Wilson
Personal information
Date of birth 29 October 1933
Place of birth Buckie, Scotland
Date of death 29 July 2010(2010-07-29) (aged 76)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Buckie Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1967 Portsmouth 350 (4)
Chelmsford City
Total 350 (4)
National team
1954 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alexander Wilson (29 October 1933 – 29 July 2010[1]) was a Scottish football defender (left or right full back).

Alex joined Portsmouth on leaving school in 1949 having signed from his local junior club, Buckie Rovers, in Banffshire, in the north east of Scotland. His local senior club, Buckie Thistle of the Highland Football League, just missed out on signing Alex. He turned professional with Portsmouth the following year, and played there for 18 years, winning a Division 3 championship in 1962. In 1967, he moved to Chelmsford City for a short spell before retiring.

He won his only cap for Scotland in their final preparation match for the 1954 FIFA World Cup Finals against Finland, this coming after just 25 league matches. Although named in Scotland's 22 man squad for Switzerland, Scotland decided to take only 13 of the 22 to the finals. Wilson stayed at home on reserve with the likes of Bobby Combe and Jimmy Binning. Inside forward George Hamilton was also on reserve but traveled after Bobby Johnstone withdrew through injury.


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