Alex Hastings

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Alex Hastings
Personal information
Full name Alexander Cockburn Hastings[1]
Date of birth (1912-03-17)17 March 1912
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Date of death 1988 (aged 75–76)
Playing position(s) Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1930 Stenhousemuir
1930–1939 Sunderland 262 (2)
National team
1935–1937 Scotland 2 (0)
Teams managed
1948–1950 Kilmarnock
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexander Cockburn Hastings (17 March 1912 – 1988)[2] was a Scottish footballer who played for Sunderland and the Scotland national football team, primarily as a left half.[3]

Club career[edit]

Born in Falkirk, Hastings played for local club Stenhousemuir before moving to Sunderland in 1930.[4] Hastings made his debut for Sunderland in a 1-1 tie against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.[5] He served as a captain throughout much of the 1930s, and led Sunderland to a 1936 League Championship.[3] In his career for Sunderland, Hastings made 304 appearances and scored eight goals,[5] becoming known as one of Sunderland's "great names."[6]

After retiring as a player, Hastings managed Kilmarnock and scouted for Stoke City.[4]

International career[edit]

He won his first international cap for Scotland on 13 November 1935 against Northern Ireland in a 2–1 at Tynecastle Stadium.[7] He won one further cap, in total winning just two caps over 1935 to 1937.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Alexander Hastings". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. ^ Since 1888 - The searchable Premiership and Football League database (registration required)
  3. ^ a b "SAFC TOP 100". ALS Publications. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
  4. ^ a b (Smith 2013, p. 119)
  5. ^ a b "Alexander Hastings". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
  6. ^ "Past Players (H)". Sunderland AFC. 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
  7. ^ "Wed 13 Nov 1935 Scotland 2 Northern Ireland 1". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 2008-08-01.