Alex Forbes

Born21 January 1925, Dundee
NationalityScottish
PositionWing half

Scotland International

With Arsenal, 1st Division Champion 1953, FA Cup winner 1950 and runner-up 1952. One of the Arsenal stars of the post-war era, wing-half Alex was a stalwart of the League Championship team of 1953 and FA Cup winner in 1950.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1947-48 Arsenal League Division One 11
2
1948-49 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1948-49 Arsenal League Division One 25
4
1949-50 Arsenal FA Cup 6
1949-50 Arsenal League Division One 23
2
1950-51 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1950-51 Arsenal League Division One 32
4
1951-52 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1951-52 Arsenal League Division One 38
2
1952-53 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1952-53 Arsenal League Division One 33
1
1953-54 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1953-54 Arsenal League Division One 30
4
1954-55 Arsenal League Division One 20
1
1955-56 Arsenal League Division One 5


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Mar 1948 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 5-2 League Division One
13 Mar 1948 Everton v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
20 Mar 1948 Arsenal v Chelsea L 0-2 League Division One
26 Mar 1948 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 7-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1948 Middlesbrough v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1948 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 2-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1948 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1948 Arsenal v Derby County L 1-2 League Division One
21 Apr 1948 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
24 Apr 1948 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
01 May 1948 Arsenal v Grimsby Town W 8-0 League Division One
21 Aug 1948 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
25 Aug 1948 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-0 League Division One
28 Aug 1948 Arsenal v Manchester United L 0-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1948 Stoke City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1948 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-1 League Division One
02 Oct 1948 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
16 Oct 1948 Preston North End v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
23 Oct 1948 Arsenal v Everton W 5-0 League Division One
30 Oct 1948 Chelsea v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
06 Nov 1948 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Division One
13 Nov 1948 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
20 Nov 1948 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1948 Portsmouth v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
04 Dec 1948 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
29 Jan 1949 Derby County v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
26 Feb 1949 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 5-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1949 Burnley v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1949 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
02 Apr 1949 Birmingham City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
09 Apr 1949 Arsenal v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
15 Apr 1949 Blackpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1949 Everton v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1949 Arsenal v Blackpool W 2-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1949 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-2 League Division One
04 May 1949 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 3-2 League Division One
07 May 1949 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 League Division One
20 Aug 1949 Arsenal v Burnley L 0-1 League Division One
24 Aug 1949 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
27 Aug 1949 Sunderland v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1949 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
26 Nov 1949 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
03 Dec 1949 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1949 Portsmouth v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1949 Burnley v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
24 Dec 1949 Arsenal v Sunderland W 5-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1949 Manchester United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1949 Arsenal v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
31 Dec 1949 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
07 Jan 1950 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1950 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division One
21 Jan 1950 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
28 Jan 1950 Arsenal v Swansea Town W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1950 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
11 Feb 1950 Arsenal v Burnley W 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1950 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 League Division One
25 Feb 1950 Everton v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
04 Mar 1950 Arsenal v Leeds United W 1-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
08 Mar 1950 Arsenal v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
18 Mar 1950 Arsenal v Chelsea D 2-2 FA Cup Semi-final
01 Apr 1950 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1950 Blackpool v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1950 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
29 Apr 1950 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-0 FA Cup Final
03 May 1950 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 2-0 League Division One
06 May 1950 Stoke City v Arsenal W 2-5 League Division One
19 Aug 1950 Burnley v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1950 Arsenal v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1950 Arsenal v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1950 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1950 Everton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1950 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 6-2 League Division One
30 Sep 1950 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division One
07 Oct 1950 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
14 Oct 1950 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
28 Oct 1950 Arsenal v Derby County W 3-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1950 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
11 Nov 1950 Arsenal v Sunderland W 5-1 League Division One
18 Nov 1950 Liverpool v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
25 Nov 1950 Arsenal v Fulham W 5-1 League Division One
02 Dec 1950 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
09 Dec 1950 Arsenal v Blackpool D 4-4 League Division One
16 Dec 1950 Arsenal v Burnley L 0-1 League Division One
23 Dec 1950 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
25 Dec 1950 Arsenal v Stoke City L 0-3 League Division One
30 Dec 1950 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
06 Jan 1951 Arsenal v Carlisle United D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1951 Carlisle United v Arsenal W 1-4 FA Cup 3rd round replay
13 Jan 1951 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 3-1 League Division One
20 Jan 1951 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
27 Jan 1951 Arsenal v Northampton Town W 3-2 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 1951 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
10 Feb 1951 Manchester United v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1951 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
24 Feb 1951 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic L 2-5 League Division One
03 Mar 1951 Manchester United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
10 Mar 1951 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
17 Mar 1951 Derby County v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
24 Mar 1951 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
26 Mar 1951 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1951 Fulham v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
02 May 1951 Blackpool v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
18 Aug 1951 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town D 2-2 League Division One
22 Aug 1951 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
25 Aug 1951 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1951 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1951 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-0 League Division One
05 Sep 1951 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1951 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1951 Liverpool v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
15 Sep 1951 Arsenal v Derby County W 3-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1951 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
29 Sep 1951 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1951 Preston North End v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
13 Oct 1951 Arsenal v Burnley W 1-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1951 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
27 Oct 1951 Arsenal v Fulham W 4-3 League Division One
03 Nov 1951 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
10 Nov 1951 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 6-3 League Division One
17 Nov 1951 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1951 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-2 League Division One
01 Dec 1951 Stoke City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1951 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-3 League Division One
15 Dec 1951 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
22 Dec 1951 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division One
25 Dec 1951 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 4-1 League Division One
29 Dec 1951 Sunderland v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
05 Jan 1952 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
12 Jan 1952 Norwich City v Arsenal W 0-5 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 1952 Derby County v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
26 Jan 1952 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
02 Feb 1952 Arsenal v Barnsley W 4-0 FA Cup 4th round
09 Feb 1952 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
16 Feb 1952 Arsenal v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division One
22 Mar 1952 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 3-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1952 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 FA Cup Semi-final
07 Apr 1952 Arsenal v Chelsea W 3-0 FA Cup Semi-final replay
11 Apr 1952 Blackpool v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
12 Apr 1952 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1952 Arsenal v Blackpool W 4-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1952 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1952 Arsenal v Stoke City W 4-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1952 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Apr 1952 Manchester United v Arsenal L 6-1 League Division One
03 May 1952 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup Final
23 Aug 1952 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
10 Sep 1952 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 3-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1952 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic L 3-4 League Division One
17 Sep 1952 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
20 Sep 1952 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
27 Sep 1952 Derby County v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1952 Arsenal v Blackpool W 3-1 League Division One
11 Oct 1952 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1952 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-0 League Division One
01 Nov 1952 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1952 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 2-1 League Division One
15 Nov 1952 Liverpool v Arsenal W 1-5 League Division One
22 Nov 1952 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1952 Stoke City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1952 Burnley v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1953 Sunderland v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
10 Jan 1953 Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers W 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 1953 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 5-3 League Division One
24 Jan 1953 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
31 Jan 1953 Arsenal v Bury W 6-2 FA Cup 4th round
07 Feb 1953 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-0 League Division One
14 Feb 1953 Burnley v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1953 Arsenal v Derby County W 6-2 League Division One
21 Feb 1953 Blackpool v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
28 Feb 1953 Arsenal v Blackpool L 1-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
19 Mar 1953 Arsenal v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division One
21 Mar 1953 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
28 Mar 1953 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1953 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1953 Arsenal v Liverpool W 5-3 League Division One
06 Apr 1953 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1953 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
15 Apr 1953 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1953 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1953 Cardiff City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1953 Preston North End v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
01 May 1953 Arsenal v Burnley W 3-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1953 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1953 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division One
24 Aug 1953 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1953 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1953 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1953 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-3 League Division One
08 Sep 1953 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-2 League Division One
12 Sep 1953 Sunderland v Arsenal L 7-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1953 Chelsea v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1953 Arsenal v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
26 Sep 1953 Cardiff City v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
03 Oct 1953 Arsenal v Preston North End W 3-2 League Division One
10 Oct 1953 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
17 Oct 1953 Arsenal v Burnley L 2-5 League Division One
07 Nov 1953 Manchester United v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
14 Nov 1953 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-3 League Division One
21 Nov 1953 Liverpool v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
28 Nov 1953 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 2-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1953 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
09 Jan 1954 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 5-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1954 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
23 Jan 1954 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-4 League Division One
30 Jan 1954 Arsenal v Norwich City L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1954 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
13 Feb 1954 Arsenal v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1954 Preston North End v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
27 Feb 1954 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-3 League Division One
06 Mar 1954 Burnley v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1954 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic D 3-3 League Division One
20 Mar 1954 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
27 Mar 1954 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1954 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
21 Aug 1954 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 1-3 League Division One
25 Aug 1954 Everton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
28 Aug 1954 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
31 Aug 1954 Arsenal v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
04 Sep 1954 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1954 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
11 Sep 1954 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 4-0 League Division One
14 Sep 1954 Arsenal v Manchester City L 2-3 League Division One
18 Sep 1954 Preston North End v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1954 Arsenal v Burnley W 4-0 League Division One
02 Oct 1954 Leicester City v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
09 Oct 1954 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
16 Oct 1954 Arsenal v Portsmouth L 0-1 League Division One
23 Oct 1954 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
30 Oct 1954 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-3 League Division One
06 Nov 1954 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
13 Nov 1954 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town L 3-5 League Division One
27 Nov 1954 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1955 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1955 Sunderland v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
14 Jan 1956 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1956 Portsmouth v Arsenal L 5-2 League Division One
14 Apr 1956 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
21 Apr 1956 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1956 Cardiff City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sheffield United 01 Dec 1944 01 Feb 1948
Arsenal 01 Feb 1948 01 Aug 1956
Leyton Orient 01 Aug 1956 01 Nov 1957

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1946-47 Scotland British Championships 1
1946-47 Scotland International 2
1947-48 Scotland British Championships 2
1949-50 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1949-50 Scotland International 2
1950-51 Scotland British Championships 2
1950-51 Scotland International 1
1951-52 Scotland British Championships 1
1951-52 Scotland International 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Apr 1947 England v Scotland D 1-1 British Championships
18 May 1947 Belgium v Scotland L 2-1 International
24 May 1947 Luxembourg v Scotland W 0-6 International
04 Oct 1947 Ireland v Scotland L 2-0 British Championships
12 Nov 1947 Scotland v Wales L 1-2 British Championships
15 Apr 1950 Scotland v England L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
21 May 1950 Portugal v Scotland D 2-2 International
27 May 1950 France v Scotland W 0-1 International
21 Oct 1950 Wales v Scotland W 1-3 British Championships
01 Nov 1950 Scotland v Ireland W 6-1 British Championships
13 Dec 1950 Scotland v Austria L 0-1 International
14 Nov 1951 Scotland v Wales L 0-1 British Championships
25 May 1952 Denmark v Scotland W 1-2 International
30 May 1952 Sweden v Scotland L 3-1 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.