Alex Forsyth

Date of birth05 February 1952
Place of birthSwinton, Lanarkshire
NationalityScottish
PositionRight back

A sturdy, aggressive full-back with a hard shot, Alex was a great favourite at Old Trafford. Jimmy Nicholl's arrival caused him to move on. Won a Division II championship medal.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Partick Thistle 01 Dec 1972
Manchester United 01 Dec 1972

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1972-73 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1972-73 Manchester United League Division One 8
1973-74 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1973-74 Manchester United League Division One 18
1
1
1974-75 Manchester United League Cup 6
1974-75 Manchester United League Division Two 39
1
1975-76 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1
1975-76 Manchester United League Division One 28
2
1976-77 Manchester United League Cup 1
1976-77 Manchester United League Division One 3
1
1977-78 Manchester United League Division One 3
1977-78 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup
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
06 Jan 1973 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
13 Jan 1973 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1973 Manchester United v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division One
24 Jan 1973 Manchester United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1973 Coventry City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
10 Feb 1973 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
17 Feb 1973 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 4-1 League Division One
03 Mar 1973 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division One
10 Mar 1973 Birmingham City v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
13 Oct 1973 Manchester United v Derby County L 0-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1973 Manchester United v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
15 Dec 1973 Manchester United v Coventry City L 2-3 League Division One
05 Jan 1974 Manchester United v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1974 West Ham United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1974 Manchester United v Ipswich Town L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1974 Coventry City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
09 Feb 1974 Manchester United v Leeds United L 0-2 League Division One
16 Feb 1974 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
23 Feb 1974 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division One
02 Mar 1974 Sheffield United v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1974 Manchester City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
16 Mar 1974 Birmingham City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
23 Mar 1974 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Division One
30 Mar 1974 Chelsea v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
03 Apr 1974 Manchester United v Burnley D 3-3 League Division One
06 Apr 1974 Norwich City v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1974 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1974 Everton v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1974 Manchester United v Manchester City L 0-1 League Division One
29 Apr 1974 Stoke City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
17 Aug 1974 Orient v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division Two
24 Aug 1974 Manchester United v Millwall W 4-0 League Division Two
28 Aug 1974 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 2-1 League Division Two
31 Aug 1974 Cardiff City v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
07 Sep 1974 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division Two
11 Sep 1974 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 5-1 League Cup 2nd round
14 Sep 1974 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
16 Sep 1974 Millwall v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
21 Sep 1974 Manchester United v Bristol Rovers W 2-0 League Division Two
25 Sep 1974 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers W 3-0 League Division Two
28 Sep 1974 Norwich City v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division Two
05 Oct 1974 Fulham v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division Two
09 Oct 1974 Manchester United v Manchester City W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
12 Oct 1974 Manchester United v Notts County W 1-0 League Division Two
15 Oct 1974 Portsmouth v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
19 Oct 1974 Blackpool v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division Two
26 Oct 1974 Manchester United v Southampton W 1-0 League Division Two
02 Nov 1974 Manchester United v Oxford United W 4-0 League Division Two
09 Nov 1974 Bristol City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division Two
13 Nov 1974 Manchester United v Burnley W 3-2 League Cup 4th round
16 Nov 1974 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division Two
23 Nov 1974 Hull City v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division Two
30 Nov 1974 Manchester United v Sunderland W 3-2 League Division Two
04 Dec 1974 Middlesbrough v Manchester United D 0-0 League Cup Quarter-final
07 Dec 1974 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United D 4-4 League Division Two
14 Dec 1974 Manchester United v Orient D 0-0 League Division Two
11 Jan 1975 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division Two
15 Jan 1975 Manchester United v Norwich City D 2-2 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
18 Jan 1975 Sunderland v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
22 Jan 1975 Norwich City v Manchester United L 1-0
Agg: 3-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
01 Feb 1975 Manchester United v Bristol City L 0-1 League Division Two
08 Feb 1975 Oxford United v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division Two
15 Feb 1975 Manchester United v Hull City W 2-0 League Division Two
22 Feb 1975 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division Two
01 Mar 1975 Manchester United v Cardiff City W 4-0 League Division Two
08 Mar 1975 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
15 Mar 1975 Manchester United v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division Two
22 Mar 1975 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
28 Mar 1975 Bristol Rovers v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
29 Mar 1975 Manchester United v York City W 2-1 League Division Two
31 Mar 1975 Manchester United v Oldham Athletic W 3-2 League Division Two
05 Apr 1975 Southampton v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
12 Apr 1975 Manchester United v Fulham W 1-0 League Division Two
19 Apr 1975 Notts County v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division Two
26 Apr 1975 Manchester United v Blackpool W 4-0 League Division Two
16 Aug 1975 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1975 Birmingham City v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
23 Aug 1975 Manchester United v Sheffield United W 5-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1975 Manchester United v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1975 Stoke City v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
06 Dec 1975 Middlesbrough v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
13 Dec 1975 Sheffield United v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
20 Dec 1975 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division One
23 Dec 1975 Everton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1975 Manchester United v Burnley W 2-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1976 Manchester United v Oxford United W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1976 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
17 Jan 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
24 Jan 1976 Manchester United v Peterborough United W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1976 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 3-1 League Division One
07 Feb 1976 Coventry City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
14 Feb 1976 Leicester City v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1976 Manchester United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
21 Feb 1976 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1976 Manchester United v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1976 Manchester United v West Ham United W 4-0 League Division One
06 Mar 1976 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
09 Mar 1976 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United W 2-3 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
13 Mar 1976 Manchester United v Leeds United W 3-2 League Division One
17 Mar 1976 Norwich City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
20 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 3-4 League Division One
27 Mar 1976 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 3-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1976 Derby County v Manchester United W 0-2 FA Cup Semi-final
10 Apr 1976 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1976 Manchester United v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1976 Burnley v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1976 Manchester United v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1976 Leicester City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
01 May 1976 Manchester United v Southampton L 0-1 FA Cup Final
04 May 1976 Manchester United v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
27 Nov 1976 Manchester United v West Ham United L 0-2 League Division One
01 Dec 1976 Manchester United v Everton L 0-3 League Cup Quarter-final
18 Dec 1976 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1977 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
03 May 1977 Liverpool v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1977 Derby County v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1977 Manchester City v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
19 Oct 1977 FC Porto v Manchester United L 4-0 ECW Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Oct 1977 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1971-72 Scotland Independence 1
1972-73 Scotland Centenary Match 1
1972-73 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1972-73 Scotland Independence 2
1973-74 Scotland Under-23 1
1974-75 Scotland British Home Championship
1
1974-75 Scotland International Friendly 1
1974-75 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2
1975-76 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1


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
29 Jun 1972 Scotland v Yugoslavia D 2-2 Independence Group 4
02 Jul 1972 Scotland v Czechoslovakia D 0-0 Independence Group 4
05 Jul 1972 Brazil v Scotland L 1-0 Independence Group 4
18 Oct 1972 Denmark v Scotland W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
14 Feb 1973 Scotland v England L 0-5 Centenary Match
27 Feb 1974 Scotland v Wales W 3-0 U23
30 Oct 1974 Scotland v East Germany W 3-0 International Friendly
20 Nov 1974 Scotland v Spain L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
20 May 1975 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 British Home Championship
01 Jun 1975 Romania v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
03 Sep 1975 Denmark v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4


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