Alex Scott (footballer, born 1936)

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Alex Scott
Personal information
Full name Alexander Silcock Scott
Date of birth (1936-11-22)22 November 1936
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Date of death 13 September 2001(2001-09-13) (aged 64)
Place of death Falkirk, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position(s) Outside right
Youth career
Bo'ness United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1963 Rangers 216 (57)
1963–1967 Everton 149 (23)
1967–1970 Hibernian 40 (2)
1970–1972 Falkirk 23 (0)
Total 428 (82)
National team
1956–1962 Scottish League XI 7 (2)
1956–1966 Scotland 16 (5)
1957 Scotland B 1 (0)
1958 Scotland U23 1 (0)
1958–1959[1][2] SFA trial v SFL 2 (0)
1960[3] SFL trial v SFA 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexander Silcock Scott (22 November 1936 – 13 September 2001) was a Scottish footballer, who played as a right winger.

Born in Falkirk, Scott started his senior career at Rangers, whom he joined aged 16 in 1954 from Bo'ness United. He scored a hat-trick in his debut against Falkirk at Ibrox while just 19 years old. In nine years with the club he scored 108 goals in 331 matches and won four league titles, one Scottish Cup and two League Cups. He was also part of the Rangers side defeated by Fiorentina in the 1961 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final, scoring the Gers' only goal.[4] With Rangers signing Willie Henderson, he moved to Everton in February 1963 for £39,000 and helped them win the Division One title two months later[5] and then the 1963 FA Charity Shield.[6] He also won the FA Cup with the Toffees in 1966.

Scott returned to Scotland when signed by Hibernian for £13,000 in 1967 and finished his career at his hometown club Falkirk between 1970 and 1972. Curiously, Hibernian used part of the fee they received from Newcastle United for the transfer of Alex's younger brother Jim to finance his signature.[5] The brothers did play together at Falkirk, however, Jim joining several months before Alex's retirement in 1972.[4]

Scott won 16 caps for Scotland between 1956 and 1966 and was a member of their 1958 FIFA World Cup squad.[7] He also represented his country at B[8] and under-23 level,[9] as well as appearing 7 times for the Scottish League.[5][10]

Scott went into business with his brother after his retirement from football.[4] He died in Falkirk in 2001, aged 64.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish trial match at Easter Road, Glasgow Herald, 4 February 1958
  2. ^ The selectors still have problems, The Bulletin, 17 March 1959
  3. ^ Ronnie McDevitt (2016). Scotland in the 60s: The Definitive Account of the Scottish National Football Side During the 1960s. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 9781785312458.
  4. ^ a b c "Obituary:Alex Scott". The Independent. 17 September 2001.[dead link]
  5. ^ a b c Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who's Who, 1872-1986 (Hardback). Hutton Press. (ISBN 0-907033-47-4).
  6. ^ "1963/64 Charity Shield". footballsite.co.uk. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Scotland player Alex Scott". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  8. ^ Scotland B player Scott, Alex, FitbaStats
  9. ^ Scotland U23 player Scott, Alex, FitbaStats
  10. ^ "SFL player Alexander Silcock Scott". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  11. ^ Obituary: Telegraph

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