First posted on Facebook on November 21st, 2016
Born on this day 80 years ago was Alex Hamilton, a fine full back from the Dundee league Championship winning team of 1961-62. Alex played for Scotland on 24 occasions making his debut in November, 1961 in a 2-0 win over Wales, however a few weeks later he was to suffer disappointment with Scotland as they lost the World Cup play-off to Czechoslovakia 4-2 after extra time in Brussels.
Alex’s record against England though was something to be envied; played 4 Won 3 and drawn once. He won 24 caps in total in a 25 game sequence missing out on the 6-2 win at the Bernabeu in Spain due to injury.
Alex’s final game was a World Cup Qualifier defeat to Poland at Hampden
Alex is seen in the photo barefooted celebrating the 1964 win at Hampden with Davie Wilson and Willie Henderson. Behind them is goalie Campbell Forsyth and goalscorer Alan Gilzean with Jim Baxter head just over Hamilton’s shoulder. To the left is Jim Kennedy and John White.
Alex sadly passed away in 1990.