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Alex Downie

Alex Downie

Clubs played for: Glasgow Perthshire, Third Lanark, Bristol City, Swindon Town, Manchester United, Oldham Athletic, Crewe Alexandra (player-coach) (1898-1912)

Born: 1876

Birthplace: Dunoon, Scotland

Position: Wing-half

Biography: A hard working Half-back who was a regular in the United team until being dislodged by Dick Duckworth. Despite this, he proved to be a capable deputy for any of the three Half-back positions. He played ten games in the 1908 title winning season then in 1909, when the FA Cup was won for the first time, he played more games than Alec Berry but didn't feature in the final. In the end, he left for Oldham Athletic for £600 after having been granted a benefit. A qualified engineer, he was on the Munitions Board during the Great War and then ran his open metal brokery business. He died in Withington, Manchester, in December 1953, aged 77.

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