Merrie Alexander

Birth Date

20th May 1905


Saltcoats, Scotland



Biographical Text

Merrie was signed by Exeter City on a month’s trial from Aldershot in February 1936. He had earlier scored a spectacular goal that season, against the Grecians for the Shots!
In August 1936 he played as a trialist for Exeter reserves against Barnstaple, but left shortly afterwards to join Aldershot.

He only stayed for the month though, lining up against Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium and scoring twice in a 2-2 draw.

With the marvellous middle name of Breckinridge, he had commenced his career with local club, Saltcoats.

He then played for Nithside Wanderers, St Mirren, Alloa Athletic and Stenhousemuir.

Making the long move south to Portsmouth in 1925 he featured in seven league matches for them, netting two goals.

Merrie then returned to Scotland to play for Ayr United and then Aberdeen.

He had another short spell in England with Hull City in 1932, but didn’t make their first team, and then linked up with Clyde.

He signed for Crewe Alexandra in 1934 and scored 11 goals in 32 league outings for them.

After a season with Brechin City, he then signed for Aldershot in 1936, scoring twice in four league matches.

After his trial with Exeter, Merrie left Aldershot to sign for Workington. He later played for Cork City and Gloucester City.






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