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
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