14 Facts About Alec Lindsay


Alec Lindsay was born on 27 February 1948 and is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Bury, Liverpool and Stoke City.


Alec Lindsay made his debut against Irish side Dundalk in the European Fairs Cup, on 16 September 1969.


Arsenal were victorious that day - Alec Lindsay would be back for another go in 1974 - but first Liverpool won a double of their own in 1973, winning the League championship and UEFA Cup, against Borussia Monchengladbach in the final.


Alec Lindsay had already played four times for the England team, but was not selected for England again after falling out of favour at Anfield.


Liverpool won two more League titles during the next three years but Alec Lindsay did not play enough games on either occasion to collect a league title medal.


Alec Lindsay missed out on the 1976 UEFA Cup success and the 1977 FA Cup final when Liverpool, in search of a "treble", lost narrowly to rivals Manchester United.


Alec Lindsay left Anfield in the summer of 1977 and joined Stoke City.

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Alec Lindsay made a good start to his Stoke career converting three penalties in his first five matches for the club under George Eastham.


New manager Alan Durban decided to play the younger Geoff Scott at left back and Alec Lindsay was allowed to make a move to America.


In 1978, Alec Lindsay moved to the Oakland Stompers of the North American Soccer League.


Alec Lindsay played four times for Toronto Blizzard in 1979 before hanging up his boots at the age of 31.


Alec Lindsay is placed at 85 in the 2006 poll 100 Players Who Shook The Kop.


Alec Lindsay is retired and lives with his partner in Scotland.


Alec Lindsay remains an avid Liverpool supporter and was a contributor to the Hillsborough Family Support Group's "Project 96" in August 2009.