Alex Harley Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Alexander Harley
  • Born: April 20th, 1936 (Glasgow)
  • Died: June 24th, 1969 (Birmingham)

Career

  • Position: Striker
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    10 first team competitive appearances
    4 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Birmingham City, Cape Town City, Manchester City, Maryhill F.C., Portadown, Third Lanark


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1964-65 10 4 - - - -
TOTAL 10 4 - - - -

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


Harley only spent one season at the club. Signed for £12,000 in November 1964 by Shankly under whom he had played with Third Lanark, the centre-forward only managed ten games for Dundee, though he did briefly hint at his prolific scoring ability by netting a hat-trick against Airdrie at Dens in a 4-0 win in December 1964. But he was to score only one more goal-in a 1-1 home draw with Morton at Dens a week later and after a 4-0 defeat by Rangers at Ibrox early in 1965, he was never again to be seen in Dundee's first team colours and was released at the end of the season.

Previously, he played for Third Lanark, Manchester City and Birmingham before coming to Dens, he was seen by Shankly as a possible successor to Alan Gilzean who was on the point of leaving Dens. Unfortunately, his signing proved to be one of Shankly's few errors of judgement.

Harley went onto play with Irish side Portadown for a short spell before sadly dying two years later at the very early age of 30.

Debut

November 7th, 1964
Dundee 3 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 104- --
Totals: 104- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 09/01/65 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 4
 01/01/65 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
 26/12/64 Division One vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H) 4 - 0
 12/12/64 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A) 1 - 0

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 26/12/64 Division One vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H) 4 - 0
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H) 4 - 0
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H) 4 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 09/01/65 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 01/01/65 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/12/64 Division One vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  4 - 0
 12/12/64 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 0
 05/12/64 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 4
 28/11/64 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 2
 21/11/64 Division One vs. Partick (H)  3 - 3
 14/11/64 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 0
 07/11/64 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 26/12/64 Division One vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  4 - 0
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  4 - 0
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  4 - 0

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


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