First posted on Facebook October 10th, 2016
Before his first international call, English born Graham Alexander said, “To be honest, since I started playing football, I’ve had two ambitions: to play in the Premier League, and to play for Scotland. I’ve been brought up supporting Scotland as far back as I can remember.”
Happy Birthday to Graham Alexander who got to achieve both these goals. Graham will be 45 today.
Graham was capped 40 times for Scotland, which given he was thirty when he earned his first cap at Preston North End is quite an achievement. He is one of the few players first capped by Berti Vogts who never had a period of long injury or indeed retire early following their International call up. Although he never scored for Scotland I ,bet everytime we won a penalty he was itching to take it, given his prowess at club level.
Graham played 837 league games in England scoring 107 goals, most of which no doubt came from the penalty spot.
Among his Scotland games Graham played in the Kirin Cup success in 2006 and both the wins against France in the 2008 Euro campaign.
Happy Birthday Graham and all the best.