A keeper who played only a couple of years at Spurs, Alex Hunter displaced John Jacques at the end of the 1920-21 season and kept his place in the side to win a FA Cup winners medal with the club.
Starting off in Scottish junior football with Renfrew Juniors, Hunter then signed for Queens Park, who were an amateur club. In May 1920, Tottenham persuaded him to sign on a professional basis with the club, with Alex coming with a reputation as a daring keeper, who was not afraid to come off his line, unlike many custodians of the day. .
'Sandy' Hunter had been thrown into the Spurs team when regular keeper Bill Jacques was injured and within two months he had retained the gloves to play in the FA Cup final. making his debut against West Bromwich Albion his safe handling ensured he kept possession of the keeper's gloves and he made seven more appearances before the team headed for Stamford Bridge. In the final itself, Hunter had little to do, until the latter stages of the match, when he did what was required to keep a clean sheet, much as he did when Spurs beat Burnley 2-0 in the Charity Shield at the end of the season.
It was a just reward for his FA Cup appearances, in which he only let in one goal in three ties. Hunter kept Jacques out of the side at the start of the following season, playing eleven straight games, but when Jacques regained his fitness, he once more became first choice. This lead to Alex moving on at the end of the season, joining Wigan Borough of Division Three North in the summer of 1922, where he stayed until the end of 1923.
After returning to Scotland, the keeper left for the USA where he turned out for Fall River and New Bedford Whalers as football started to become an organised sport in the States.