Alex Russell

Date of birth17 March 1973
Place of birthCrosby
NationalityEnglish
Weight74 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Having made a full recovery from the injuries that had plagued him in the 1999-2000 season, Alex made a full return to fitness in 2000-01.

He had a somewhat disappointing campaign with Cambridge United though.

He struggled to find his best form, then lost his place following a change in management.

After being put on the transfer list, he was released in the summer, and rejoined his former Us boss Roy McFarland at Torquay United.

He is an influential midfield player and an expert with dead-ball kicks.

Not retained by the club at the end of the season.

He is the son of Alex Russell who played for Southport (amongst others) in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Alex signed a new two-year contract with Torquay United in April 2003 then joined Bristol City in July 2005 with a two-year contract.

He joined Cheltenham Town in July 2008 with a two-year contract but was made available for transfer in November 2008.

After a loan spell, Alex joined Exeter City in June 2009 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Burscough 01 Jul 1993 11 Jul 1994
Rochdale 11 Jul 1994 04 Aug 1998
Cambridge United 04 Aug 1998 30 Jun 2001
Kidderminster Harriers 30 Apr 2001 04 May 2001 T
Rochdale 16 Jul 2001 22 Jul 2001 T
Torquay United 03 Aug 2001 30 Jun 2005
Bristol City 01 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2008
Northampton Town 31 Aug 2007 30 Nov 2007 L
Cheltenham Town 11 Jan 2008 31 May 2008 L
Cheltenham Town 01 Jul 2008 01 Jun 2009
Exeter City 27 Feb 2009 28 Mar 2009 L
Exeter City 01 Jun 2009 30 Jun 2010
Bath City 28 Sep 2010 04 Jan 2011
Yeovil Town 04 Jan 2011 30 Jun 2011
Bath City 19 Jul 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Rochdale League Cup 1
1
1998-99 Cambridge United League Cup 3
2000-01 Cambridge United FA Cup 2
2000-01 Cambridge United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Cambridge United League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Cambridge United League Division 2 22
7
2
3
2001-02 Torquay United League Cup 2
2001-02 Torquay United League Division 3 33
7
3
2002-03 Torquay United FA Cup 2
1
1
2002-03 Torquay United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2002-03 Torquay United League Cup 1
2002-03 Torquay United League Division 3 39
9
5
2003-04 Torquay United FA Cup 1
2003-04 Torquay United LDV Vans Trophy 1
2003-04 Torquay United League Cup 1
2003-04 Torquay United League Division 3 42
1
2
6
2004-05 Torquay United FA Cup 1
2004-05 Torquay United League One 38
3
5
2005-06 Bristol City FA Cup
1
2005-06 Bristol City League One 21
6
4
2
2006-07 Bristol City FA Cup 4
2
1
2006-07 Bristol City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2
2006-07 Bristol City League One 20
8
2
3
2007-08 Bristol City League Championship 1
2007-08 Bristol City League Cup 1
2007-08 Cheltenham Town League One 12
1
2
2
2007-08 Northampton Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Northampton Town League One 11
2
1
2008-09 Cheltenham Town FA Cup 2
2008-09 Cheltenham Town League Cup 2
1
2008-09 Cheltenham Town League One 19
4
2
2008-09 Exeter City League Two 7
2009-10 Exeter City FA Cup 2
1
2009-10 Exeter City League Cup 1
2009-10 Exeter City League One 27
2
1
1
2010-11 Yeovil Town League One 2
12
2011-12 Bath City FA Cup 2


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
16 Sep 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Cambridge United W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 1998 Cambridge United v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
27 Oct 1998 Nottingham Forest v Cambridge United L 3-3 (3-4) League Cup 3rd round
12 Aug 2000 Cambridge United v Bury L 0-1 League Division 2
19 Aug 2000 AFC Bournemouth v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 Cambridge United v Portsmouth D 0-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Cambridge United v Bristol City W 1-0 League Division 2
28 Aug 2000 Notts County v Cambridge United W 0-1 League Division 2
02 Sep 2000 Oxford United v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division 2
05 Sep 2000 Portsmouth v Cambridge United L 1-0
Agg: 1-0
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Cambridge United v Rotherham United W 6-1 League Division 2
12 Sep 2000 Cambridge United v Port Vale W 4-0 League Division 2
23 Sep 2000 Cambridge United v Bristol Rovers L 0-3 League Division 2
30 Sep 2000 Oldham Athletic v Cambridge United W 1-3 League Division 2
13 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Colchester United v Cambridge United L 2-0 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Northampton Town L 1-2 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Millwall v Cambridge United L 3-1 League Division 2
31 Oct 2000 Swindon Town v Cambridge United L 3-1 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Cambridge United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Wigan Athletic v Cambridge United L 2-1 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Cambridge United v Rochdale W 2-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
21 Nov 2000 Wrexham v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 2
25 Nov 2000 Cambridge United v Swansea City D 3-3 League Division 2
02 Dec 2000 Reading v Cambridge United L 3-0 League Division 2
09 Dec 2000 Morecambe v Cambridge United L 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2000 Cambridge United v Peterborough United D 0-0 League Division 2
06 Jan 2001 Bury v Cambridge United W 0-1 League Division 2
09 Jan 2001 Southend United v Cambridge United L 3-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
23 Jan 2001 Cambridge United v AFC Bournemouth L 0-2 League Division 2
06 Feb 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Cambridge United W 0-2 League Division 2
10 Feb 2001 Rotherham United v Cambridge United L 3-0 League Division 2
17 Feb 2001 Cambridge United v Swindon Town L 0-1 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United L 2-1 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Luton Town v Cambridge United L 1-0 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Cambridge United v Wrexham L 2-3 League Division 2


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