Ally Maxwell

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Ally Maxwell
Personal information
Full name Alistair Espie Maxwell[1]
Date of birth (1965-02-16) 16 February 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Hamilton, Scotland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
SC Del Sol Soccer Club (coach)
Youth career
–1983 Fir Park B.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1991 Motherwell 134 (0)
1987–1988 Clydebank (loan) 1 (0)
1992 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 3 (0)
1992–1995 Rangers 53 (0)
1995–1998 Dundee United 44 (0)
1998–2001 Greenock Morton 66 (0)
National team
1994 Scotland B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Greenock Morton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alistair Espie Maxwell (born 16 February 1965) is a Scottish football coach and former professional footballer. He is currently a youth coach for SC Del Sol Soccer Club in the United States, having previously played for Motherwell, Rangers and Dundee United, and coached Greenock Morton and US side Sereno Golden Eagles.

Club career[edit]

Maxwell famously won the Scottish Cup with Motherwell, playing for most of the second half plus thirty minutes of extra time with broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and intermittent double vision sustained in a collision with Dundee United defender John Clark. Despite his injuries, Maxwell stretched to tip a fierce goal bound shot from Dundee United defender (and future Motherwell manager) Maurice Malpas over the bar with two minutes of extra time remaining, to ensure Motherwell ran out 4-3 winners.

After a playing loan spell in England with Bolton Wanderers, and one in Scotland with Clydebank, Maxwell moved to Rangers, where he picked up a Scottish League Cup winners' medal and a Scottish Cup runners-up medal, as Dundee United gained revenge for Maxwell's heroics three years previously.

Maxwell then moved to Dundee United and spent three seasons at Tannadice, although the majority of his games came in his first season. A move to Greenock Morton followed.

International career[edit]

Although present in several Scotland squads, Maxwell never received a cap. He did, however, play in the first half of a Scotland B international against Wales at Wrexham in 1994.[2]


He was briefly a goalkeeping coach at Hamilton Academical, after managing Morton in 2001.

A UEFA 'A' licensed professional coach, he now resides in the United States. He currently works as the goalkeeping coach at SC Del Sol in Arizona, where he has been since 2008.[3]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ally Maxwell". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Scotland B Internationals". Scottish Football Association. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Coaches - Ally Maxwell". SC Del Sol. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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