Alex Craigie
Alex Craigie
Alex Craigie
● Alex Craigie, 1931 (DET)

born in Scotland

Alexander McArthur Craigie was born on Wednesday, 29th May, 1907, in Edinburgh.

The forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Wednesday, 15th February, 1933, having most recently been with East Stirlingshire.

Aged 25, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 18th February, 1933, in a 2-1 defeat away to Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

Alex scored his first two goals for Thistle on Saturday, 25th February, 1933, in a 3-2 win away to Morton in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 14 goals on Saturday, 18th November, 1933, in a 3-2 win at home to Hibernian in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 9th December, 1933, in a 2-0 defeat away to St Mirren in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 22 occasions.

His club-list included Rosslyn Juniors, Bo'ness, Luton Town, Burntisland Shipyard, King's Park, Dundee, East Stirlingshire, Partick Thistle, Cowdenbeath, Morton and Raith Rovers.

Alex died on Monday, 18th June, 1984, in Burntisland, Fife, aged 77.

Bio Extra

This man of many clubs holds the club-record for scoring hat-tricks in consecutive League games with only 7 days in-between. Amazingly, Alex registered his record-making six in home and away matches vs. East Stirlingshire, sealing the record on 1st April 1933.

Similar feats were previously achieved on a few occasions. In March 1895, John Proudfoot did it with 14 days in-between. In December 1941, Willie Newall did it in the unofficial Southern League. In March 1954, Willie Sharp did score League hat-tricks on consecutive Wednesdays, although his feat was interrupted by a blank Saturday at home to East Fife.

(WS)



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