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Alec Cheyne Squad Index
Information:
1926-27 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Inside Right
Date of Birth:
28th April 1907
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
11 st 4 lbs
Signed:
4th December 1925
Career History:
Glasgow Church leagues football
Shettleston Juniors
Aberdeen 4th December 1925
Chelsea 30th June 1930 6,000
Nimes FC (France) May 1932-March 1934
Chelsea March 1934-35
Colchester Town 28th August 1937 3,000, Released for war - 2nd September 1939
Chelmsford City coach
Arbroath manager 9th May 1949-May 1955
 
Profile:
Alexander George Cheyne created his own piece of history when he scored for Scotland against England at Hampden in 1929. His goal, direct from a corner kick in the last minute was the catalyst that started the famous "Hampden Roar." The Scotsman's match report tells us that, due to an injury to Jackson, Cheyne had to patrol his wing alone and that when he scored "he had greatness thrust upon him" by a trick of the wind. An Artisticly creative player with a crafty body swerve, he joined Aberdeen from Shettleston in 1925, he was transferred to Chelsea for a club record 6,000 fee. Cheyne also became one of the first Scot to play abroad when he went to France and joined Nimes. He later returned to Chelsea before becoming Chelmsford City coach (1936-1939) and then managed Arbroath from May 1949 til May 1955.

Preston North End representatives were at Hampden on Saturday. Were they watching Cheyne? If so, they need not knock at the Pittodrie "gate," as he is not "for sale."

Source: Bon-Accord, 28th December 1928

CHEYNE GOES.

Dons Internationalist For Chelsea. FEE NOT DIVULGED.

Alec Cheyne, the Aberdeen Football Club's Scottish international inside-right was last night transferred to Chelsea.
For some time the future of this clever player has been the subject of much speculation, and now all doubts have been put at rest.
Cheyne was offered the maximum terms the Aberdeen club is giving its best-paid players, but he refused to accept. Every effort was made to retain him, but the player?s mind was firmly made up for a change.

Source: Press & Journal, 27th June 1930

Died - Arbroath, 5th July 1983
Alec Cheyne

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
02/01/1926
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Easter Road, Edinburgh 17,000 18 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1929-30
34
0
15
0
0
0
4
0
4
0
0
0
38
0
19
6
0
4
1928-29
35
0
18
0
0
0
4
0
2
0
0
0
39
0
20
5
0
2
1927-28
31
0
9
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
9
3
0
5
1926-27
23
0
7
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
25
0
8
2
0
1
1925-26
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
126
0
49
0
0
0
11
0
7
0
0
0
137
0
56
16
0
12
Total Appearances/Goals: 137 56  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1929-30 18/05/30
France v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1928-29 04/06/29
Holland v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1928-29 01/06/29
Germany v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1928-29 26/05/29
Norway v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1928-29 13/04/29
SCOTLAND v England
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 5