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alec cheyne

8
Inside Right

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Squad Number: 8
Position: Inside Right
Date of Birth: Sunday, April 28, 1907
Birthplace: Glasgow
Nationality: Scottish
Height: 5' 8
Weight: 11 st 4 lbs
Signed: 4th December 1925
Alexander George Cheyne created his own piece of history when he scored for Scotland against England at Hampden in 1929. His goal, direct from a corner kick in the last minute was the catalyst that started the famous "Hampden Roar." The Scotsman's match report tells us that, due to an injury to Jackson, Cheyne had to patrol his wing alone and that when he scored "he had greatness thrust upon him" by a trick of the wind. An Artisticly creative player with a crafty body swerve, he joined Aberdeen from Shettleston in 1925, he was transferred to Chelsea for a club record £6,000 fee. Cheyne also became one of the first Scot to play abroad when he went to France and joined Nimes. He later returned to Chelsea before becoming Chelmsford City coach (1936-1939) and then managed Arbroath from May 1949 til May 1955.

Preston North End representatives were at Hampden on Saturday. Were they watching Cheyne? If so, they need not knock at the Pittodrie "gate," as he is not "for sale."

Source: Bon-Accord, 28th December 1928

CHEYNE GOES.

Dons Internationalist For Chelsea. FEE NOT DIVULGED.

Alec Cheyne, the Aberdeen Football Club's Scottish international inside-right was last night transferred to Chelsea.
For some time the future of this clever player has been the subject of much speculation, and now all doubts have been put at rest.
Cheyne was offered the maximum terms the Aberdeen club is giving its best-paid players, but he refused to accept. Every effort was made to retain him, but the player's mind was firmly made up for a change.

Source: Press & Journal, 27th June 1930

Died - Arbroath, 5th July 1983

Aberdeen Debut

All Appearances

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
05/12/1925 Hearts 5 - 1 Aberdeen Scottish Alliance League 0
Start

Appearances

Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1929-30 34 0 15 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 38 0 19 6 0 4
1928-29 35 0 18 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 39 0 20 5 0 2
1927-28 31 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 9 3 0 5
1926-27 23 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 25 0 8 2 0 1
1925-26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 126 0 49 0 0 0 11 0 7 0 0 0 137 0 56 16 0 12
Total Appearances/Goals:   137 56  

Scottish International Caps

Total Appearances:
Season Date Match Tournament
1929-30 18/05/1930 France v Scotland Friendly
1928-29 04/06/1929 Holland v Scotland Friendly
1928-29 01/06/1929 Germany v Scotland Friendly
1928-29 26/05/1929 Norway v Scotland Friendly
1928-29 13/04/1929 Scotland v England British Int'l Championship