First posted on April 5th, 2016
Happy Birthday to Alfie Conn, who will be 64 today. Alfie played for both Rangers and Celtic as well as having spells at Tottenham and Hearts among others.
Alfie also played twice for Scotland in 1975 under Willie Ormond. His caps came as a Spurs player and came at a time when Ormond was trying to bring new faces to replace some of the stars he had lost after the World Cup in ’74.
Alfie came on as a sub in May ’75 replacing Bobby Robinson of Dundee in the 76th minute in a 3-0 defeat of Northern Ireland at Hampden with goals from Ted MacDougall, Kenny Dalglish and Derek Parlane.
Unfortunately for Alfie, he was picked to start against England at Wembley four days later and the least said about that the better. Although, Alfie was reckoned to be among some of the better players that day; he never wore a Scotland strip again.
Happy Birthday Alfie.
Further to this;
Alfie Conn was another that tried his luck across the pond in the U.S., playing for the Pittsburgh Spirit in season ’79-’80. If you take a close look at the team photo, ex-Rangers player Graham Fyfe can be found further along the row from Alfie.