Alex Cleland - Player Profile


Full Name:Alexander Cleland
Born:December 10th, 1970 (Glasgow)
Height:5' 8
Position:Full Back
Signed:July 1st, 1986
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 183 appearances, 10 goals
Full Debut: April 30th, 1988 - Greenock Morton 0 - 4 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: September 13th, 1989 - Glentoran 1 - 3 Dundee United (UEFA Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg)
Also Played For:Everton, Rangers
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 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1994/95  Premier Division 21 1 4 0.19 6 0 19.0% 33.3% 47.6%
 1993/94  Premier Division 40 (3) 1 18 0.42 2 0 37.2% 37.2% 25.6%
 1992/93  Premier Division 24 (4) 0 8 0.29 2 0 46.4% 10.7% 42.9%
 1991/92  Premier Division 26 (7) 4 9 0.27 0 1 42.4% 24.2% 33.3%
 1990/91  Premier Division 23 (5) 3 10 0.36 1 0 53.6% 17.9% 28.6%
 1989/90  Premier Division 14 (3) 1 8 0.47 1 0 47.1% 23.5% 29.4%
 1988/89  Premier Division 10 (2) 0 6 0.50 0 0 33.3% 41.7% 25.0%
 1987/88  Premier Division 1 0 1 1.00 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
159 (24) 10 64 0.35

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Jan 14th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 0 - 2
 Jan 7th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 1
 Jan 2nd, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 0 - 0
 Dec 31st, 1994 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 0 - 4
 Dec 4th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 0 - 3
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Jan 7th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 1
 Mar 19th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 2
 Apr 4th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 1
 Mar 14th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 0
 Feb 22nd, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 2

Alex was a schoolboy international who joined Unitedís youth programme in 1986 and also became part of the Scotland Under-16, youth and Under-21 squads.

By 1990-91, he was a regular in the side but was hindered by serious injury in 1991. After recovering, Alex was re-established in the line up and had three more successful years with United, culminating in a Scottish Cup winnerís medal in May 1994.

In the next season, he was surprisingly transferred to Rangers along with Gary Bollan for a total fee reported at £ĺm.

 Goals Scored
Sep 13th, 1989 UEFA Cup  (A)  vs. Glentoran 3 - 1 (31')
Sep 1st, 1990 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 0 (32')
Sep 18th, 1990 UEFA Cup  (A)  vs. FH 3 - 1 (77')
Jan 5th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 2 (76')
Nov 30th, 1991 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 1 (83')
Feb 22nd, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 2 (58')
Mar 14th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 0 (17')
Apr 4th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 1 (29')
Mar 19th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 2 (43')
Jan 7th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 1 (9')

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