Alec Cheyne
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Alexander George Cheyne
  • Born: April 28th, 1907 (Glasgow)
  • Died: July 5th, 1983 (Arbroath)
  • First Appointed: May 8th, 1949


Managerial History


May 8th, 1949 to May 31st, 1955

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Tommy Gray - 190
2. Kenny Malcolm - 149
3. Willie Box - 131
4. Donald MacKenzie - 113
5. Willie Rennet - 103
6. George Robertson - 97
7. Don Stirling - 86
8. George Grant - 85
9. John McBain - 78
10. Jimmy Binning - 77
1. Donald MacKenzie - 50
2. Hughie Gallacher - 31
3. Willie Rennet - 28
4. Duncan Smith - 26
5. Willie Ross - 21
6. Jack Swan - 19
7. Tom Donegan - 17
8. Willie Hill - 14
9. Kenny Malcolm - 12
10. Tommy Gray - 9

First Match In Charge
Aug 13th, 1949 1 - 5 vs. Dumbarton, Scottish League Cup (Group Stage)

Last Match In Charge
Apr 30th, 1955 3 - 4 vs. Forfar Athletic, Forfarshire Cup

Total Players Used:
132

Biggest Win(s)
Jan 23rd, 1954 5 - 0 vs. Dunfermline Athletic, Scottish League (Division B)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Dec 22nd, 1951 1 - 8 vs. Cowdenbeath, Scottish League (Division B)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
246 62 53 131 396 593
(25.2%) (21.5%) (53.3%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
121 42 30 49 217 235
(34.7%) (24.8%) (40.5%)

Biography

Alec Cheyne was brought to the club in May 1949 after Arch Anderson's move to Ayr United, having had a fairly illustrious playing career at Aberdeen, Chelsea, and Nîmes (where he was one of the first Scottish players to play abroad) as well as being a full Scotland international, famously scoring the winning goal direct from a corner in the 1929 Scotland v England international at Hampden. After retiring, Cheyne had a spell coaching a Chelmsford City between 1936 and 1939.

Unfortunately despite spending several seasons at Gayfield the club only managed one top half finish and he resigned in in mid May 1955, seeing out his contract to the end of the month.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Ian Scott Jul 2nd, 1949
2. Kenny Malcolm Jul 2nd, 1949
3. John Hamilton Jul 12th, 1949
4. John Riley Jul 18th, 1949
5. David Milne Jul 22nd, 1949
6. Jimmy Milne Aug 6th, 1949
7. Tommy Gray Aug 9th, 1949
8. Alex McLeod Aug 12th, 1949
9. Sidney Miller Aug 16th, 1949
10. Tom Wyllie Sep 15th, 1949
11. Frank McGuire Nov 17th, 1949
12. Charlie Scott Nov 23rd, 1949
13. John Hanlon Nov 24th, 1949
14. James Letters Dec 1st, 1949
15. Pat Gillespie Mar 11th, 1950
16. Harry Logan Jul 8th, 1950
17. Philip Friel Aug 2nd, 1950
18. Doug Bain Aug 5th, 1950
19. Harry Leckie Aug 7th, 1950
20. James Millar Aug 9th, 1950
21. William Samson Aug 10th, 1950
22. John Christie Sep 7th, 1950
23. James McIntyre Oct 26th, 1950
24. Ally Buchan Nov 14th, 1950
25. Jimmy Davidson Nov 29th, 1950
26. Willie Abernethy Dec 2nd, 1950
27. Eddie Skinner Dec 13th, 1950
28. Jack Swan Dec 21st, 1950
29. Jimmy Muir Jun 1st, 1951
30. John McGarrity Jun 8th, 1951
31. Willie Rennet Jun 16th, 1951
32. Jim Fullarton Jul 5th, 1951
33. Hugh McCallum Jul 11th, 1951
34. John Wilson Jul 11th, 1951
35. Bill Bremner Jul 15th, 1951
36. Willie Crawford Jul 19th, 1951
37. Billy Hamilton Aug 9th, 1951
38. Bill Vannet Sep 7th, 1951
39. James Clyne Oct 10th, 1951
40. Leslie Murray Oct 31st, 1951
41. George Shepherd Nov 2nd, 1951
42. Jimmy Dorward Nov 13th, 1951
43. Ernie Till Nov 22nd, 1951
44. Willie Box Dec 6th, 1951
45. Hughie Gallacher Dec 15th, 1951
46. Don Stirling Jan 4th, 1952
47. George Grant Jan 10th, 1952
48. John McBain Feb 13th, 1952
49. Hugh Friel Jun 28th, 1952
50. Johnny Martin Jul 3rd, 1952
51. Donald MacKenzie Jul 7th, 1952
52. George Robertson Aug 5th, 1952
53. William Connelly Aug 21st, 1952
54. Alex Beaton Sep 17th, 1952
55. Gordon Caldwell Dec 20th, 1952
56. Bernard O'Donnell Jan 8th, 1953
57. Alex Kiddie Feb 19th, 1953
58. Duncan Smith Jun 17th, 1953
59. Chris Anderson Jun 24th, 1953
60. John Duffy Aug 7th, 1953
61. Willie McCall Aug 7th, 1953
62. Jimmy Smith Mar 2nd, 1954
63. George Cruickshank Jun 1st, 1954
64. Gordon Thom Jun 22nd, 1954
65. Andy Dunsmore Jun 25th, 1954
66. Ian Grant Jul 6th, 1954
67. Tom Donegan Aug 7th, 1954
68. Bruce Lawrence Aug 14th, 1954
69. Peter Connell Aug 28th, 1954
70. Ian Taylor Sep 27th, 1954
71. Bill Smith Sep 30th, 1954
72. Dave Aitken Nov 10th, 1954
73. Bobby Williamson Jan 1st, 1955
74. Donald Clark Jan 3rd, 1955
75. Iain Reid Jan 10th, 1955
76. Bobby Elder Feb 17th, 1955
77. Eddie Beaton Apr 22nd, 1955

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
First Signing

Ian Scott
on Jul 2nd, 1949