Anderson, Alexander

Birth Date

15th November 1921

Birthplace

Monifieth

Occupation

Full-Back

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On signing for Exeter City in June 1952, Anderson was described as being a wholehearted and rugged defender who was strong in the tackle.

He played Scottish League football with St Johnstone and Forfar Athletic prior to moving to Southampton, where he featured in 20 Second Division matches for the club, having signed for the Saints in November 1949.

He had commenced his Scottish League career with St Johnstone in 1946-47 after playing for junior side, East Craigie.

Anderson made his Exeter City debut against Walsall in an emphatic 6-1 home win.

Although he went on to play in the next five matches for City, that was his sum total for the club, which he left at the end of the season. He had an offer to join Rochdale in July 1953.

A talented golfer, he entered the Professional Footballers Golf Championship on a number of occasions, including during his stay at St James’ Park. He died in 1999.

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6

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