Alexander Barbour

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This article is about the Scottish footballer. For the English footballer, see Alex Barbour.
Alexander Barbour
Personal information
Date of birth 7 June 1862
Place of birth Dumbarton, Scotland
Date of death 29 December 1930(1930-12-29) (aged 68)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
18??-1888 Renton
1888-1891 Bolton Wanderers 34 (17)
1891-1892 Glossop North End
1892-18?? Nottingham Forest 1 (0)
National team
1885 Scotland 1 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 Sep 2007.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 Sep 2007

Alexander Barbour (7 June 1862 – 29 December 1930) was a Scottish footballer who played for Renton, Bolton Wanderers, Glossop North End, Nottingham Forest and the Scotland national team.

He was born in Dumbarton.

Barbour, a striker, won the Scottish Cup with Renton in 1885 and won his first, and only, Scotland cap the same year, scoring in an 8-2 win over Ireland. He also played in the unsuccessful Scottish Cup final the previous year as Renton lost 3-1 to Queen's Park.

He was signed by Bolton Wanderers in May 1888 and scored 17 goals in 34 matches in three years for the club. He had a season with Glossop North End in season 1891-92 and was then signed by Nottingham Forest as a coach, although he made one final league appearance for them in 1893.

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