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
12 Jan 2008 Cheltenham Town v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League One
18 Jan 2008 Hartlepool United v Cheltenham Town W 0-2 League One
25 Jan 2008 Cheltenham Town v Carlisle United W 1-0 League One
29 Jan 2008 Cheltenham Town v Millwall L 0-1 League One
02 Feb 2008 Gillingham v Cheltenham Town D 0-0 League One
05 Feb 2008 Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town L 2-0 League One
09 Feb 2008 Cheltenham Town v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-1 League One
12 Feb 2008 Swindon Town v Cheltenham Town L 3-0 League One
16 Feb 2008 Cheltenham Town v Hartlepool United D 1-1 League One
08 Mar 2008 Yeovil Town v Cheltenham Town L 2-1 League One
11 Mar 2008 Leeds United v Cheltenham Town W 1-2 League One
26 Apr 2008 Oldham Athletic v Cheltenham Town L 2-1 League One
03 May 2008 Cheltenham Town v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League One
09 Aug 2008 Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town L 4-2 League One
12 Aug 2008 Southend United v Cheltenham Town W 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2008 Cheltenham Town v Swindon Town W 2-0 League One
23 Aug 2008 Oldham Athletic v Cheltenham Town L 4-0 League One
26 Aug 2008 Cheltenham Town v Stoke City L 2-3 League Cup 2nd round
30 Aug 2008 Cheltenham Town v Leicester City L 0-4 League One
06 Sep 2008 Cheltenham Town v Huddersfield Town L 1-2 League One
12 Sep 2008 Hartlepool United v Cheltenham Town L 4-1 League One
16 Sep 2008 Cheltenham Town v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League One
20 Sep 2008 Millwall v Cheltenham Town L 2-0 League One
27 Sep 2008 Cheltenham Town v Stockport County D 2-2 League One
04 Oct 2008 Brighton and Hove Albion v Cheltenham Town D 3-3 League One
11 Oct 2008 Cheltenham Town v Colchester United W 4-3 League One
06 Dec 2008 Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra W 1-0 League One
13 Dec 2008 Leyton Orient v Cheltenham Town W 1-2 League One
20 Dec 2008 Cheltenham Town v Walsall D 0-0 League One
26 Dec 2008 Yeovil Town v Cheltenham Town D 1-1 League One
28 Dec 2008 Cheltenham Town v Peterborough United L 3-6 League One
13 Jan 2009 Cheltenham Town v Doncaster Rovers D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 2009 Colchester United v Cheltenham Town L 3-1 League One
20 Jan 2009 Doncaster Rovers v Cheltenham Town L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
24 Jan 2009 Cheltenham Town v Brighton and Hove Albion D 2-2 League One
27 Jan 2009 Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham Town L 3-2 League One
31 Jan 2009 Cheltenham Town v Milton Keynes Dons L 3-5 League One
14 Feb 2009 Cheltenham Town v Hereford United L 2-3 League One
17 Feb 2009 Stockport County v Cheltenham Town L 1-0 League One
21 Feb 2009 Leeds United v Cheltenham Town L 2-0 League One


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