Alex Stuart Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Alexander Stuart
  • Born: August 8th, 1940 (Aberdeen)
  • Height: 5 ft 11 in

Career

  • Position: Left Back
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    235 first team competitive appearances
    31 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Dundee United, Montrose


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1960-61 4- - - - -
1961-62 2- - - - -
1962-63 11- - - - -
1963-64 50 6 - - - -
1964-65 49 6 - - - -
1965-66 39 5 - - - -
1966-67 36 5 - - - -
1967-68 35 7 - - - -
1968-69 9 2 - - - -
TOTAL 235 31 - - - -

NOTES:
Other Cups: ?.


Biography


Born in Aberdeen in 1940, Alex Stuart was only 21 when he lifted the League Championship with Dundee Football Club in 1962. He was also the last of the squad who took that honour with the club to depart Dens Park and as such is the only player in Dundee history to win the league wearing Dark Blue before going on to represent the club in the European Cup semi-final, a Scottish Cup final and the Scottish League Cup final.

Unfortunately for the left back the latter three would all end in defeat as Dundee lost out to AC Milan 5-2 on aggregate in 1963, 3-1 to Rangers in 1964 and 5-3 to Celtic in the 1967/68 season respectively. However, that Stuart was a part of a team that evolved out of being league champions, but which could still regularly compete in domestic cup finals and semi-finals, while holding their own in Europe, should not be underestimated.

After eleven years at Dens Stuart made the short, if always controversial, trip across the street to join Dundee United. However after only three games and scoring one goal for the Tannadice club Stuart would head for pastures new once more.

A telephone call from Montrose FC to then United manager Jerry Kerr enquiring if the latter could recommend a young player-manager to take on that role at Links Park led to Kerr suggesting Stuart for the job and the defender became, at the time, Scotland’s youngest senior manager, aged just 29. After four years Stuart hung up his boots in 1973 but continued on as manager at Montrose for a further two seasons. Taking them to 3rd in the old First Division, only one place and five points away from promotion to the Premier League, with those times now being looked upon by many Montrose supporters as the club’s halcyon days.

Attracting the attention of top flight club Ayr United, Stuart moved to Somerset Park when their then manager Ally McLeod was asked to take the Scotland job. He would help the Honest Men to preserve their top flight status for a couple of seasons but after relegation in 1977/78 Stuart would leave and take the top job at Muirton Park - the ground where he, as a player, achieved his greatest triumph with Dundee, when they beat St Johnstone 3-0 in 1962 to clinch the league title.

Stuart’s two years in Perth would prove to be difficult, with St Johnstone narrowly avoiding relegation to the Second Division (the lowest rung of Scottish professional football at the time) in both campaigns. This would be followed by a brief spell at the helm of Finnish side Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur which would be the last managerial appointment of Alex Stuart’s respected career in football.

Recognised as the club’s highest scoring out and out defender with 31 goals Alex Stuart was inducted into the Dundee Football Club Hall of Fame in 2017 with a Golden Era Award.

Debut

September 17th, 1960
Dundee United 3 - 1 Dundee

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 166212 --
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 421 --
Cup Winners' Cup 2-- --
European Cup 2-- --
Scottish Cup 1331 --
League Cup 3643 --
Summer Cup 121- --
Totals: 235317 --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 11/01/69 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 1
 04/01/69 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 3
 02/01/69 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H) 1 - 2
 01/01/69 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
 14/12/68 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 14/08/68 Group 2 vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
 10/08/68 Group 2 vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0
 03/02/68 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 0
 20/01/68 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 6 - 5
 30/12/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 11/01/69 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 1
 04/01/69 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 3
 02/01/69 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  1 - 2
 01/01/69 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 14/12/68 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 26/10/68 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1
 25/09/68 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Stranraer (H)  6 - 0
 11/09/68 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Stranraer (A)  4 - 0
 31/08/68 Group 2 vs. Airdrie (A)  3 - 0
 28/08/68 Group 2 vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/68 Group 2 vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 1
 14/08/68 Group 2 vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 10/08/68 Group 2 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 15/05/68 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Leeds Utd (A)  0 - 1
 17/02/68 2nd Round vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 10/02/68 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 4
 03/02/68 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 0
 27/01/68 1st Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 0
 20/01/68 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  6 - 5
 02/01/68 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  0 - 0
 01/01/68 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 30/12/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 0
 23/12/67 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  4 - 0
 16/12/67 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  4 - 5
 02/12/67 Division One vs. Partick (H)  3 - 4
 25/11/67 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 1
 18/11/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 0
 14/11/67 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Liegeois (A)  4 - 1
 11/11/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 08/11/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H)  4 - 2
 04/11/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 0
 01/11/67 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Liegeois (H)  3 - 1
 28/10/67 Final vs. Celtic (N)  3 - 5
 23/10/67 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 14/10/67 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 4
 11/10/67 Semi Final vs. St Johnstone (N)  3 - 1
 07/10/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 0
 04/10/67 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. DWS (H)  3 - 0
 30/09/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 27/09/67 1st Round 1st Leg vs. DWS (A)  1 - 2
 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 20/09/67 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 0
 16/09/67 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 2
 13/09/67 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0
 09/09/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 4
 02/09/67 Group 3 vs. Motherwell (A)  5 - 2
 30/08/67 Group 3 vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 0
 26/08/67 Group 3 vs. Hibernian (A)  4 - 2
 19/08/67 Group 3 vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 16/08/67 Group 3 vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 12/08/67 Group 3 vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 29/04/67 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 22/04/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  4 - 1
 12/04/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 08/04/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 1
 01/04/67 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  5 - 0
 25/03/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 0
 18/03/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 10/03/67 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 0
 04/03/67 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 0
 25/02/67 Division One vs. Partick (H)  0 - 0
 11/02/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 5
 04/02/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 1
 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 5
 21/01/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 4
 14/01/67 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 03/01/67 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 3
 01/01/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 5
 31/12/66 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 2
 24/12/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 0
 17/12/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 10/12/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 4
 03/12/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 26/11/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 2
 19/11/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 12/11/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 22/10/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 01/10/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3
 24/09/66 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 17/09/66 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  4 - 1
 10/09/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 03/09/66 Group 1 vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 2
 31/08/66 Group 1 vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 27/08/66 Group 1 vs. Dundee Utd (H)  1 - 1
 20/08/66 Group 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 17/08/66 Group 1 vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 4
 30/04/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 27/04/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 2
 23/04/66 Division One vs. Partick (H)  1 - 1
 20/04/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 16/04/66 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 1
 13/04/66 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 09/04/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 04/04/66 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 26/03/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H)  6 - 2
 19/03/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 12/03/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 09/03/66 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 05/03/66 Division One vs. Morton (H)  5 - 1
 28/02/66 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 5
 26/02/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 23/02/66 2nd Round vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 12/02/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 2
 09/02/66 1st Round vs. East Fife (H)  9 - 1
 29/01/66 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 3
 08/01/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 4
 03/01/66 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 2
 25/12/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 18/12/65 Division One vs. Partick (A)  0 - 2
 27/11/65 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A)  4 - 1
 20/11/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 13/11/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  4 - 3
 06/11/65 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 30/10/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  5 - 2
 16/10/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 5
 09/10/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 02/10/65 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 25/09/65 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  0 - 5
 04/09/65 Group 1 vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 01/09/65 Group 1 vs. Dundee Utd (A)  3 - 1
 28/08/65 Group 1 vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 25/08/65 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 0
 21/08/65 Group 1 vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 0
 18/08/65 Group 1 vs. Dundee Utd (H)  0 - 0
 19/05/65 Group 2 vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 2
 15/05/65 Group 2 vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 12/05/65 Group 2 vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 3
 08/05/65 Group 2 vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 05/05/65 Group 2 vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 01/05/65 Group 2 vs. Dundee Utd (H)  1 - 4
 24/04/65 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 17/04/65 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  6 - 1
 09/04/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 2
 03/04/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 27/03/65 Division One vs. Partick (A)  4 - 4
 24/03/65 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 4
 20/03/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 3
 13/03/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 3
 06/03/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 27/02/65 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  7 - 1
 20/02/65 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 1
 13/02/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 10/02/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 2
 06/02/65 1st Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 16/01/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 2
 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 (H)  4 - 0
 12/12/64 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 0
 08/12/64 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Real Zaragoza (A)  1 - 2
 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
 18/11/64 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Real Zaragoza (H)  2 - 2
 14/11/64 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 0
 07/11/64 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 31/10/64 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 0
 24/10/64 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 2
 17/10/64 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 3
 10/10/64 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 4
 03/10/64 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 2
 26/09/64 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 19/09/64 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  4 - 1
 12/09/64 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  4 - 1
 05/09/64 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 1
 29/08/64 Group 4 vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 26/08/64 Group 4 vs. Motherwell (H)  6 - 0
 22/08/64 Group 4 vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 2
 19/08/64 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 3
 15/08/64 Group 4 vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 1
 12/08/64 Group 4 vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 3
 08/08/64 Group 4 vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 3
 20/05/64 Group 2 vs. St Johnstone (H)  5 - 1
 16/05/64 Group 2 vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 13/05/64 Group 2 vs. Dundee Utd (H)  3 - 3
 09/05/64 Group 2 vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 2
 06/05/64 Group 2 vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 01/05/64 Group 2 vs. Dundee Utd (A)  0 - 0
 29/04/64 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 0
 25/04/64 Final vs. Rangers (N)  1 - 3
 18/04/64 Division One vs. Partick (H)  5 - 2
 13/04/64 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 04/04/64 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 1
 01/04/64 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 28/03/64 Semi Final vs. Kilmarnock (N)  4 - 0
 21/03/64 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 4
 18/03/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 3
 11/03/64 Quarter Final Replay vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 2
 07/03/64 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 29/02/64 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  9 - 2
 22/02/64 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 19/02/64 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 15/02/64 3rd Round vs. Forfar (H)  6 - 1
 08/02/64 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 2
 01/02/64 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  6 - 2
 25/01/64 2nd Round vs. Brechin City (A)  9 - 2
 18/01/64 Division One vs. East Stirling (A)  5 - 1
 11/01/64 1st Round vs. Forres Mech (A)  6 - 3
 04/01/64 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  6 - 0
 02/01/64 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 2
 01/01/64 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 4
 28/12/63 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 21/12/63 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 3
 14/12/63 Division One vs. Partick (A)  0 - 2
 07/12/63 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 30/11/63 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 23/11/63 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  3 - 1
 16/11/63 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  6 - 1
 09/11/63 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 0
 02/11/63 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 26/10/63 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 19/10/63 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  4 - 0
 12/10/63 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 3
 05/10/63 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  5 - 0
 28/09/63 Division One vs. East Stirling (H)  3 - 1
 21/09/63 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 1
 18/09/63 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 24/08/63 Group 3 vs. Third Lanark (H)  3 - 2
 21/08/63 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 17/08/63 Group 3 vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 1
 14/08/63 Group 3 vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 1
 10/08/63 Group 3 vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 1
 25/05/63 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 18/05/63 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 0
 16/05/63 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 13/05/63 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  5 - 2
 11/05/63 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 06/05/63 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 01/05/63 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Milan (H)  1 - 0
 27/04/63 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 24/04/63 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Milan (A)  1 - 5
 22/09/62 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 0
 01/09/62 Group 2 vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 16/09/61 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 09/09/61 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  4 - 1
 18/02/61 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 2
 11/02/61 2nd Round vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 5
 19/11/60 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 2
 17/09/60 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 3

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 14/08/68 Group 2 vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 10/08/68 Group 2 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 03/02/68 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 0
 20/01/68 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  6 - 5
 30/12/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 0
 01/11/67 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Liegeois (H)  3 - 1
 01/11/67 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Liegeois (H)  3 - 1
 20/09/67 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 0
 09/09/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 4
 12/04/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 01/04/67 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  5 - 0
 10/03/67 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 0
 03/12/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 01/10/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3
 09/04/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 05/03/66 Division One vs. Morton (H)  5 - 1
 09/02/66 1st Round vs. East Fife (H)  9 - 1
 09/02/66 1st Round vs. East Fife (H)  9 - 1
 30/10/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  5 - 2
 01/05/65 Group 2 vs. Dundee Utd (H)  1 - 4
 21/11/64 Division One vs. Partick (H)  3 - 3
 10/10/64 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 4
 19/09/64 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  4 - 1
 05/09/64 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 1
 22/08/64 Group 4 vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 2
 18/04/64 Division One vs. Partick (H)  5 - 2
 18/04/64 Division One vs. Partick (H)  5 - 2
 13/04/64 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 18/03/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 3
 11/01/64 1st Round vs. Forres Mech (A)  6 - 3
 16/11/63 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  6 - 1

  = 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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