Alex Younger

Alex Younger
A. Player

born in Scotland

Alexander Watson Younger was born on Saturday, 6th September, 1919, in Kelty, Fife.

The forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Monday, 15th May, 1939, having most recently been with Thornton Hibernian.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 11th November, 1939, in a 6-4 defeat away to Hamilton Academical in the Regional League, Western Division.

Alex scored his first goal for Thistle on Saturday, 9th December, 1939, in a 4-2 win at home to Celtic in the Regional League, Western Division.

He scored the last of his 17 goals on Saturday, 11th April, 1942, in a 4-2 win at home to Airdrieonians in the Southern League Cup.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 23rd March, 1946, in a 2-2 draw away to Kilmarnock in the Southern League Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 31 occasions.

His club-list included Thornton Hibernian, Partick Thistle, East Fife, Watford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Aldershot, Clapton Orient and Ayr United.

Alex died in the second quarter of 1971, in Fife, aged 51. *

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compiled from our All Games criteria.
Age Goal(s) Match
20y, 3m, 3d goal.png 09.12.1939 Celtic [h] W4-2 (Regional League, Western Division - game 8)
20y, 3m, 10d goal.png 16.12.1939 Airdrieonians [a] W2-1 (Regional League, Western Division - game 9)
20y, 3m, 17d goal.png 23.12.1939 Motherwell [h] L1-3 (Regional League, Western Division - game 10)
20y, 7m, 0d goal.pnggoal.png 06.04.1940 Clyde [a] D2-2 (Regional League, Western Division - game 21)
20y, 11m, 4d goal.pnggoal.png 10.08.1940 Dumbarton [h] W5-2 (Southern League - game 1)
20y, 11m, 25d goal.png 31.08.1940 Rangers [a] L1-3 (Southern League - game 4)
21y, 0m, 1d goal.pnggoal.png 07.09.1940 Clyde [h] D3-3 (Southern League - game 5)
21y, 0m, 8d goal.png 14.09.1940 Morton [a] L1-3 (Southern League - game 6)
21y, 0m, 15d goal.pnggoal.png 21.09.1940 Heart of Midlothian [h] W4-2 (Southern League - game 7)
21y, 1m, 6d goal.png 12.10.1940 Motherwell [h] W3-0 (Southern League - game 10)
21y, 4m, 12d goal.pnggoal.png 18.01.1941 Motherwell [a] W4-2 (Southern League - game 23)
22y, 7m, 5d goal.png 11.04.1942 Airdrieonians [h] W4-2 (Southern League Cup Section 3 - game 6)

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