Christie, Alex

Birth Date

27th June 1896


Paisley, Renfrewshire



Biographical Text

Scottish-born Alex Christie played a handful of games for Exeter City during 1928/1929. He joined the club from Rochdale and later played for Aldershot having previously been with Hamilton, Reading, Walsall, Southampton and  Norwich City.

After serving in the Royal Navy during the Great War, he was on the books of Hamilton Academical before joining Reading in 1919. Playing in the Southern League at first, he remained with the club during its first season in the Football League ahead of brief spells with Walsall, Southampton and Norwich prior to a longer stay at Rochdale where he played 137 league games through to 1928. 

With the Spotland club struggling financially, he moved to St James' Park in time for the 1928/29 season and made his debut in the opening day defeat at Brentford. Missing from the team beyond the third game of the season, he played once more in the league for City - against Charlton in February - before leaving at the end of the season.

He then played for Aldershot before seeing out his career with H & G Simonds, a brewery works team in Reading. He died in Reading on 22 May 1981 at the age of 84.





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