Alex Forsyth Signing

Alex Forsyth

Al­ex­an­der For­syth, born Glas­gow, Scot­land, Feb­ruary 5, 1952. Al­ex For­syth sig­ned for Man­chester Uni­ted in a £100,000 deal in Dec­ember 1972 as Tom­my Doc­herty set out to re­build his team.

Al­ex For­syth be­came Tom­my Docher­ty’s sec­ond pur­chase when he was bought for £100,000 from Scot­tish Fir­st Di­vi­sion si­de Patrick Thistle mid­way thro­ugh the 1972-73 cam­paign. The Scot qui­ckly settled down at Man­chester Uni­ted and the hard tack­ling full back was han­ded his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for The Reds by The Doc in a 3-1 de­feat ag­ainst title chasers Ar­senal at High­bury on the 6th of Jan­uary 1973. For­syth would win the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion wi­th Uni­ted in 1974-75 and was a mem­ber of the te­am that rea­ched the FA Cup Fi­nal the fol­low­ing sea­son. Al­ex For­syth: “I couldn’t be­lieve that I was play­ing wi­th the likes of Bob­by Charl­ton and De­nis Law who were bo­th still in the te­am, they were le­gends and I was sat next to them in the dress­ing room and train­ing wi­th them.” Al­ex For­syth Play­ing Ca­reer: Par­tick Thistle, Man­chester Uni­ted, Glas­gow Ran­gers, Mother­well, Ham­ilton Aca­dem­ic­al, Queen of the So­uth. Play­ing Hon­ours: Scot­tish Foot­ball Lea­gue Sec­ond Di­vi­sion 1971, Scot­tish Foot­ball Lea­gue Cup 1972, Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Sec­ond Di­vi­sion 1975.


Alex Forsyth Quickfacts

Al­ex For­syth was part of the now le­gendary Par­tick Thistle si­de which sen­sa­tion­ally be­at Jock Stein´s Celt­ic by 4-1 in the Scot­tish Lea­gue Cup Fi­nal at Hamp­den Park on the 23rd of Oct­ober 1971.


Scotland International Appearances

1971-72 Sea­son:

Scot­land 2 Yugo­slavia 2
Scot­land 0 Czecho­slovakia 0
Brazil 1 Scot­land 0

1972-73 Sea­son:

Den­mark 1 Scot­land 4
Scot­land 0 Eng­land 5

1974-75 Sea­son:

Scot­land 3 East Ger­many 0
Scot­land 1 Spain 2
Scot­land 3 North­ern Ire­land 0
Ro­mania 1 Scot­land 1

1975-76 Sea­son:

Den­mark 0 Scot­land 1

Total Ap­pear­ances: 10

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