A forward who could play anywhere across the attacking line, Stan Alexander managed to score 78 goals in 278 career league appearances.
Played with his home town amateur club until spotted by Hull City in June 1926, when he signed on as an amateur for them. Debut was at home to Oldham Athletic on 30th April 1927.
His life as an amateur footballer contrasted with his working life, as he spent more time down the pits as a miner as he did playing football. After three goals in 24 games during his three amateur seasons, Stan signed professional in May 1929 and topped the club's scorers with 14 in 27 games and repeated the feat the next season with 24 in 41 matches.
Alexander's pace marked him out as a player with ability and he was selected for the FA touring party that travelled to Canada in July 1931. Four months later, Stan was on the move to Bradford City, from where he moved to Millwall for three seasons. It was then that he came to Tottenham in June 1936.
While at White Hart Lane, Alexander made nine league appearances with a return of one goal and was more regularly in the London Combination side, where he got four goals in 34 matches for the reserves.
Without being a great success, he left to join Accrington Stanley in 1938, who he played for until February 1939.
Served in the Royal Navy in World War II and returned to Boothferry Park to act as coach to the youth team.
Stan Alexander died in Hull on 5th June 1961.