Walsall Player 163. Alexander (Alex) Taylor


Alexander (Alex) Taylor (born 13 June 1962 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a midfielder.
Taylor began his career with Dundee United and played over thirty league games for the Tannadice team before leaving for Hamilton Academical in 1986. During his time at Douglas Park, Taylor picked up a Scottish First Divisionwinners’ medal and was crowned the SPFA Players’ Player of the Year for the First Division before heading to Walsall in 1988. Taylor returned to Scotland in 1990 with Falkirk and went on to make just over fifty league appearances for the Bairns. After spending the latter part of the 1992-93 season on loan at Partick Thistle, Taylor moved there permanently after the summer, playing sixty-three league matches over a two-year period. Similar spells with Raith Rovers, Ross County and Forfar Athletic followed, with Taylor picking up a Scottish Third Division winners’ medal during his time with County. After leaving Forfar in January 2001, Taylor was training with Airdrie but failed to win a deal as the club were struggling with severe financial issue.

Taylor subsequently retired from professional football and now runs a number of businesses in Hamilton and Kirkaldy.

I cannot believe that I don’t have a picture of Alex, but I have not!

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Dundee United 33 (6)
1986–1988 Hamilton Academical 67 (5)
1988–1990 Walsall 45 (6)
1990–1993 Falkirk 59 (4)
1993 Partick Thistle (loan) 8 (1)
1993–1995 Partick Thistle 63 (7)
1995–1997 Raith Rovers 26 (2)
1997–1999 Ross County 60 (8)
1999–2001 Forfar Athletic 36 (4)
Total 397 (43)
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