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Alex Dawson

Alex Dawson

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Preston North End, Bury, Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford (loan), Corby Town (1957-1973)

Born: 1940

Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland


Position: Forward

Biography: Was the last player to score a hat trick in a FA Cup semi-final when United beat Fulham at Highbury in 1958, having been a member of the FA Youth Cup winning sides of 1956 and 1957, the year the League Championship made its way to Old Trafford, helped by him scoring in the last three games of the season. He became a regular after the Munich air crash and was a regular until the arrival of David Herd in the summer of 1961. Lives in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, and spent many years working at Kettering Plastics factory.

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Dawson, Alex I knew Alex (Sandy) as a young lad when he played for Hull City Boys. He lived near me in Glasgow Street, Hull and Sandy used to practice shooting with me in goal - a garage door!
18-01-20 Alan Deller

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