Scottish flag Alex James

Born14 September 1901, Mossend
NationalityScottish
PositionInside left
Died01-06-1953

Scotland International

With Arsenal, 1st Division Champion 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, FA Cup winner 1930, 1936. Alex James played for Raith Rovers before signing for Preston North End for a 3,000 fee. Herbert Chapman arranged for his move to Arsenal for a 8,750 in June 1929. Alex James was the footballing genius and king pin of Herbert Chapman's glorious team of the 1930s, providing the service to Hulme and Bastin on the wings, Jack, Bowden and Beasley at inside forward and Lambert, Coleman and Drake through the middle. James is widely considered Arsenal's greatest ever player.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1929-30 Arsenal FA Cup 6
1
1929-30 Arsenal League Division One 31
6
1930-31 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1930-31 Arsenal League Division One 40
5
1931-32 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1931-32 Arsenal League Division One 32
2
1932-33 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1932-33 Arsenal League Division One 40
3
1933-34 Arsenal League Division One 22
3
1934-35 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1934-35 Arsenal League Division One 30
4
1935-36 Arsenal FA Cup 6
1935-36 Arsenal League Division One 17
2
1936-37 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1936-37 Arsenal League Division One 19
1


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
31 Aug 1929 Arsenal v Leeds United W 4-0 League Division One
04 Sep 1929 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
14 Sep 1929 Arsenal v Burnley W 6-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1929 Sunderland v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1929 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 5-2 League Division One
28 Sep 1929 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division One
05 Oct 1929 Everton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
12 Oct 1929 Arsenal v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
19 Oct 1929 Arsenal v Grimsby Town W 4-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1929 Arsenal v West Ham United L 0-1 League Division One
09 Nov 1929 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
23 Nov 1929 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1929 Arsenal v Middlesbrough L 1-2 League Division One
30 Nov 1929 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Division One
14 Dec 1929 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 League Division One
21 Dec 1929 Liverpool v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
25 Dec 1929 Portsmouth v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1929 Arsenal v Portsmouth L 1-2 League Division One
04 Jan 1930 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-3 League Division One
29 Jan 1930 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
01 Feb 1930 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
08 Feb 1930 Arsenal v Everton W 4-0 League Division One
15 Feb 1930 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
01 Mar 1930 West Ham United v Arsenal W 0-3 FA Cup Quarter-final
08 Mar 1930 West Ham United v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
12 Mar 1930 Arsenal v Manchester United W 4-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1930 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1930 Arsenal v Hull City D 2-2 FA Cup Semi-final
26 Mar 1930 Arsenal v Hull City W 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final replay
29 Mar 1930 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 4-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1930 Middlesbrough v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1930 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 8-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1930 Arsenal v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1930 Leicester City v Arsenal D 6-6 League Division One
26 Apr 1930 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 FA Cup Final
28 Apr 1930 Arsenal v Sunderland L 0-1 League Division One
03 May 1930 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 2-4 League Division One
30 Aug 1930 Blackpool v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
01 Sep 1930 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
06 Sep 1930 Arsenal v Leeds United W 3-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1930 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
20 Sep 1930 Arsenal v Leicester City W 4-1 League Division One
27 Sep 1930 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
04 Oct 1930 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division One
11 Oct 1930 Derby County v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
18 Oct 1930 Manchester United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1930 Arsenal v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1930 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
08 Nov 1930 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 5-2 League Division One
15 Nov 1930 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
22 Nov 1930 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 5-3 League Division One
29 Nov 1930 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-5 League Division One
13 Dec 1930 Liverpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1930 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 1-2 League Division One
25 Dec 1930 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
26 Dec 1930 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1930 Arsenal v Blackpool W 7-1 League Division One
10 Jan 1931 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1931 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 1931 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-3 League Division One
24 Jan 1931 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
28 Jan 1931 Arsenal v Grimsby Town W 9-1 League Division One
31 Jan 1931 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
05 Feb 1931 Leicester City v Arsenal W 2-7 League Division One
07 Feb 1931 Sheffield United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
14 Feb 1931 Arsenal v Derby County W 6-3 League Division One
21 Feb 1931 Arsenal v Manchester United W 4-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1931 West Ham United v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
07 Mar 1931 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division One
11 Mar 1931 Leeds United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
14 Mar 1931 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 5-1 League Division One
21 Mar 1931 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1931 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 2-5 League Division One
03 Apr 1931 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1931 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1931 Arsenal v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1931 Grimsby Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1931 Arsenal v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1931 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
02 May 1931 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 5-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1931 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division One
31 Aug 1931 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1931 Birmingham City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
09 Sep 1931 Arsenal v Portsmouth D 3-3 League Division One
12 Sep 1931 Arsenal v Sunderland W 2-0 League Division One
16 Sep 1931 Portsmouth v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
19 Sep 1931 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
26 Sep 1931 Arsenal v Everton W 3-2 League Division One
03 Oct 1931 Grimsby Town v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
10 Oct 1931 Blackpool v Arsenal W 1-5 League Division One
17 Oct 1931 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
24 Oct 1931 Leicester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
31 Oct 1931 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
07 Nov 1931 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
14 Nov 1931 Arsenal v West Ham United W 4-1 League Division One
21 Nov 1931 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1931 Arsenal v Liverpool W 6-0 League Division One
05 Dec 1931 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
12 Dec 1931 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division One
19 Dec 1931 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 2-5 League Division One
25 Dec 1931 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1931 Arsenal v Sheffield United L 0-2 League Division One
02 Jan 1932 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
09 Jan 1932 Arsenal v Darwen W 11-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1932 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 3-0 League Division One
23 Jan 1932 Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle W 4-2 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1932 Arsenal v Manchester City W 4-0 League Division One
06 Feb 1932 Everton v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
13 Feb 1932 Portsmouth v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1932 Arsenal v Grimsby Town W 4-0 League Division One
20 Feb 1932 Arsenal v Blackpool W 2-0 League Division One
27 Feb 1932 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
05 Mar 1932 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1932 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final
19 Mar 1932 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
25 Mar 1932 Arsenal v Derby County W 2-1 League Division One
26 Mar 1932 West Ham United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1932 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
31 Aug 1932 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1932 Arsenal v Sunderland W 6-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1932 Manchester City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
14 Sep 1932 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
17 Sep 1932 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 3-2 League Division One
24 Sep 1932 Arsenal v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
01 Oct 1932 Blackpool v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
08 Oct 1932 Arsenal v Derby County D 3-3 League Division One
15 Oct 1932 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
22 Oct 1932 Liverpool v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
29 Oct 1932 Arsenal v Leicester City W 8-2 League Division One
05 Nov 1932 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-7 League Division One
12 Nov 1932 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
19 Nov 1932 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 5-3 League Division One
03 Dec 1932 Portsmouth v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
10 Dec 1932 Arsenal v Chelsea W 4-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1932 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
24 Dec 1932 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 9-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1932 Arsenal v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
27 Dec 1932 Leeds United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
31 Dec 1932 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 3-0 League Division One
02 Jan 1933 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
07 Jan 1933 Sunderland v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
14 Jan 1933 Walsall v Arsenal L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
21 Jan 1933 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
01 Feb 1933 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
04 Feb 1933 Everton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
11 Feb 1933 Arsenal v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division One
22 Feb 1933 Derby County v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
25 Feb 1933 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 8-0 League Division One
04 Mar 1933 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-1 League Division One
11 Mar 1933 Leicester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
18 Mar 1933 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division One
25 Mar 1933 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
01 Apr 1933 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 5-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1933 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 3-4 League Division One
14 Apr 1933 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-2 League Division One
15 Apr 1933 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 2-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1933 Chelsea v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
29 Apr 1933 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town D 2-2 League Division One
26 Aug 1933 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1933 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
16 Sep 1933 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
23 Sep 1933 Everton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
07 Oct 1933 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
14 Oct 1933 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-0 League Division One
21 Oct 1933 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
28 Oct 1933 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
04 Nov 1933 Arsenal v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division One
02 Dec 1933 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-1 League Division One
09 Dec 1933 Sunderland v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
16 Dec 1933 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1934 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 League Division One
10 Mar 1934 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 3-2 League Division One
24 Mar 1934 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-2 League Division One
30 Mar 1934 Arsenal v Derby County W 1-0 League Division One
02 Apr 1934 Derby County v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
07 Apr 1934 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 3-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1934 Liverpool v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
18 Apr 1934 Portsmouth v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
28 Apr 1934 Chelsea v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
05 May 1934 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division One
25 Aug 1934 Portsmouth v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
01 Sep 1934 Arsenal v Liverpool W 8-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1934 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 4-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1934 Leeds United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1934 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 4-3 League Division One
22 Sep 1934 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
29 Sep 1934 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 5-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1934 Stoke City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
13 Oct 1934 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1934 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 5-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1934 Sunderland v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1934 Arsenal v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
10 Nov 1934 Grimsby Town v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
17 Nov 1934 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Division One
24 Nov 1934 Chelsea v Arsenal W 2-5 League Division One
01 Dec 1934 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 7-0 League Division One
08 Dec 1934 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
15 Dec 1934 Arsenal v Leicester City W 8-0 League Division One
22 Dec 1934 Derby County v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
25 Dec 1934 Arsenal v Preston North End W 5-3 League Division One
05 Jan 1935 Liverpool v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
26 Jan 1935 Leicester City v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1935 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 League Division One
09 Feb 1935 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
16 Feb 1935 Reading v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
02 Mar 1935 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
09 Mar 1935 Arsenal v Sunderland D 0-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1935 Arsenal v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1935 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1935 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 8-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1935 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
27 Apr 1935 Leicester City v Arsenal W 3-5 League Division One
04 May 1935 Arsenal v Derby County L 0-1 League Division One
31 Aug 1935 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division One
03 Sep 1935 Grimsby Town v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1935 Arsenal v Manchester City L 2-3 League Division One
28 Sep 1935 Stoke City v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
05 Oct 1935 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers W 5-1 League Division One
12 Oct 1935 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
19 Oct 1935 Portsmouth v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
26 Oct 1935 Arsenal v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1935 Brentford v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1935 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
18 Jan 1936 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
25 Jan 1936 Liverpool v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1936 Arsenal v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
15 Feb 1936 Newcastle United v Arsenal D 3-3 FA Cup 5th round
19 Feb 1936 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 3-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
29 Feb 1936 Arsenal v Barnsley W 4-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
21 Mar 1936 Arsenal v Grimsby Town W 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final
01 Apr 1936 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
10 Apr 1936 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 4-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1936 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 1-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1936 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 1-0 FA Cup Final
29 Apr 1936 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
02 May 1936 Arsenal v Leeds United D 2-2 League Division One
29 Aug 1936 Arsenal v Everton W 3-2 League Division One
05 Sep 1936 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
09 Sep 1936 Arsenal v Brentford D 1-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1936 Arsenal v Sunderland W 4-1 League Division One
19 Sep 1936 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
17 Oct 1936 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
24 Oct 1936 Arsenal v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Division One
12 Dec 1936 Portsmouth v Arsenal W 1-5 League Division One
19 Dec 1936 Arsenal v Chelsea W 4-1 League Division One
25 Dec 1936 Arsenal v Preston North End W 4-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1936 Everton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1937 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal W 0-5 League Division One
02 Jan 1937 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division One
09 Jan 1937 Sunderland v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
16 Jan 1937 Chesterfield v Arsenal W 1-5 FA Cup 3rd round
30 Jan 1937 Arsenal v Manchester United W 5-0 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1937 Arsenal v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
20 Feb 1937 Burnley v Arsenal W 1-7 FA Cup 5th round
06 Mar 1937 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 3-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
26 Mar 1937 Arsenal v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1937 Stoke City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1937 Arsenal v Portsmouth W 4-0 League Division One
01 May 1937 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R


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