Alex McSpadyen
Alex McSpadyen
Alex McSpadyen
● Alex McSpadyen, 1939 (WSC)

born in Scotland

Alexander McLuckie McSpadyen was born on Saturday, 19th December, 1914, in Holytown, North Lanarkshire.

The forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle in March, 1935, having most recently been with Holytown United.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 16th March, 1935, in a 2-0 win away to Airdrieonians in the SFL First Division.

Alex scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 9th May, 1936, in a 3-0 win away to St Mirren in the Paisley Charity Cup.

He scored the last of his 33 goals on Saturday, 28th August, 1943, in a 3-1 win away to Celtic in the Glasgow Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 23rd August, 1947, in a 2-1 defeat away to Morton in the League Cup, having clocked up an impressive 290 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Chapelhall Juveniles, Newarthill Hearts, Holytown United, Partick Thistle, Aberdeen, Millwall and Portadown.

Alex died on Tuesday, 31st October, 1978, in Holytown, North Lanarkshire, aged 63.

compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
21y, 4m, 20d goal.png 09.05.1936 St Mirren [a] W3-0 (Paisley Charity Cup Final)
21y, 8m, 3d goal.png 22.08.1936 Hamilton Academical [h] L2-3 (SFL First Division - game 4)
21y, 9m, 0d goal.pnggoal.png 19.09.1936 Clyde [h] W6-0 (SFL First Division - game 9)
21y, 9m, 7d goal.png 26.09.1936 Albion Rovers [a] W4-2 (SFL First Division - game 10)
21y, 11m, 16d goal.png 05.12.1936 St Mirren [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 19)
22y, 0m, 0d goal.png 19.12.1936 Hamilton Academical [a] L2-3 (SFL First Division - game 21)
22y, 1m, 25d goal.png 13.02.1937 Arbroath [h] W4-1 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round)
22y, 8m, 13d goal.png 01.09.1937 Queen's Park [h] D1-1 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final)
22y, 8m, 18d goal.png 06.09.1937 Queen's Park [a] W5-1 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final replay)
23y, 3m, 24d goal.png 12.04.1938 Third Lanark [h] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 33)
23y, 4m, 18d goal.png 07.05.1938 Celtic [a] L2-3 (Glasgow Charity Cup Semi Final)
23y, 4m, 21d goal.png 10.05.1938 St Mirren [a] D2-2 (Paisley Charity Cup Final)
23y, 8m, 1d goal.png 20.08.1938 Raith Rovers [a] W4-2 (SFL First Division - game 2)
23y, 9m, 7d goal.png 26.09.1938 Clyde [h] L2-3 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final)
23y, 11m, 14d goal.pnggoal.png 03.12.1938 Third Lanark [a] W4-2 (SFL First Division - game 19)
24y, 1m, 23d goal.png 11.02.1939 Queen's Park [h] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 28)
24y, 1m, 30d goal.png 18.02.1939 Kilmarnock [h] W4-3 (SFL First Division - game 29)
24y, 10m, 9d goal.pnggoal.png 28.10.1939 Queen's Park [a] L3-4 (Regional League, Western Division - game 2)
25y, 2m, 12d goal.png 02.03.1940 Dundee United [a] D1-1 (Emergency Cup 1st Round, 2nd leg) agg: L3-5
25y, 11m, 18d goal.png 07.12.1940 Albion Rovers [a] D1-1 (Southern League - game 17)
26y, 0m, 30d goal.pnggoal.png 18.01.1941 Motherwell [a] W4-2 (Southern League - game 23)
26y, 2m, 17d goal.png 08.03.1941 Airdrieonians [h] W4-2 (Southern League Cup Section 1 - game 2)
26y, 11m, 3d goal.png 22.11.1941 Albion Rovers [h] W5-1 (Southern League - game 16)
27y, 7m, 27d goal.png 15.08.1942 Morton [a] L1-2 (Southern League - game 2)
27y, 8m, 17d goal.png 05.09.1942 Clyde [h] W3-1 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final)
27y, 8m, 24d goal.png 12.09.1942 Hamilton Academical [a] D2-2 (Southern League - game 5)
27y, 10m, 12d goal.png 31.10.1942 Motherwell [h] L1-2 (Southern League - game 12)
28y, 2m, 22d goal.png 13.03.1943 Motherwell [h] W5-1 (Southern League Cup Section B - game 3)
28y, 8m, 9d goal.png 28.08.1943 Celtic [a] W3-1 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final)


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