Name: Massie, Alexander C. (Alex)



Birthdate: 1906-03-13 in Possilpark, Glasgow (Died: 1977-09-20 in Welwyn Garden City)

Position: Wing-half

Playing for Villa: 6 December 1935 - August 1945

Previous clubs: Shawfield Juniors, Partick Thistle, Petershill FC (Glasgow), Glasgow Juniors, Glasgow Benburb, Glasgow Ashfield, Ayr United, Bury, Bethlehem Steel Corporation FC (USA), Dublin Dolphin, Heart of Midlothian

Signed: 6.000 - From Heart of Midlothian

Sold: Retired (to become manager of Aston Villa)

League: 141 matches - 5 goals

Cup: 11 matches - 0 goals

International: Scotland A (1931-37, 18 - 1 goal), Scotland XI (1943-44, 1 cap)


More info:
The Football League was suspended after 3 games 1939-40. These three matches were later expunged from official records. He played all three of these games and also in The Football League Jubilee Trust Fund game against WBA and the Harry Hibbs Testimonial Match against Birmingham.
During the 1939-40 season he also played for Villa in a Six-a-side contest at St Andrew's (on May 11th, 1940).
Massie also played with Villa during World War 2. (139 - 8 goals)
He also guested for Birmingham, Nottingham Forest, Solihull Town, Notts County and Heart of Midlothian during World War 2.
Aston Villa's manager August 1945 - August 1950.



Season

1935-36
1936-37
1937-38
1938-39
1939-40
1940-41
1941-42
1942-43
1943-44
1944-45
1945-46
First team

25 - 2 goals
35 - 1 goal
47 - 2 goals
45 - 0 goals
5 - 0 goals (see More info)
4 - 0 goals
28 - 5 goals
33 - 0 goals
36 - 0 goals
35 - 3 goals
3 - 0 goals
Reserves

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Youth

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