alec lindsay - fact file
1917 - 1930 midfielder/forward
Born on 8th November 1896 in Dundee, Scotland.
Started his career with local side Raith Rovers prior to the First World War, but moved to London in 1917 for work reasons.
Alec played for Spurs during the War, taking to the field 19 times and hitting the net six times. This was enough to persuade Tottenham to sign him in August 1919 from Raith Rovers for £250.
Made his league debut in the first league fixture after the War in a 5-0 win over Coventry City at Highfield Road on 30th August 1919.
Established himself in the first team in 1922 and lead the goalscorers in 1923-24 with 19 goals.
Represented the Anglo-Scots against the Home Scots in an international trial match in 1923 at Cathkin Park in Glasgow.
In 1926 moved from forward to left half.
Made club captain in 1927.
Scored 40 goals in 209 league matches for Tottenham. Also hit eight goals in 15 FA Cup matches for the club.
Left in August 1930 to join Thames FC and then played for Dundee from July 1931.
Died in Dundee on 9th December 1971.
For other articles on Alec Lindsay
By - -
Back to homepage