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
11 Aug 2001 Bristol Rovers v Torquay United L 1-0 League Division 3
18 Aug 2001 Torquay United v York City L 0-3 League Division 3
21 Aug 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Torquay United W 0-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Torquay United L 1-0 League Division 3
27 Aug 2001 Torquay United v Carlisle United W 2-1 League Division 3
01 Sep 2001 Cheltenham Town v Torquay United D 2-2 League Division 3
08 Sep 2001 Torquay United v Plymouth Argyle L 0-1 League Division 3
13 Sep 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Torquay United L 2-0 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Torquay United v Darlington W 2-1 League Division 3
18 Sep 2001 Rushden and Diamonds v Torquay United D 0-0 League Division 3
15 Dec 2001 Lincoln City v Torquay United D 0-0 League Division 3
22 Dec 2001 Torquay United v Oxford United D 3-3 League Division 3
26 Dec 2001 Plymouth Argyle v Torquay United D 2-2 League Division 3
01 Jan 2002 Torquay United v Cheltenham Town L 0-1 League Division 3
05 Jan 2002 Torquay United v Kidderminster Harriers L 1-4 League Division 3
12 Jan 2002 York City v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
19 Jan 2002 Torquay United v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 3
22 Jan 2002 Oxford United v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Jan 2002 Southend United v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Feb 2002 Torquay United v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
09 Feb 2002 Hartlepool United v Torquay United L 4-1 League Division 3
16 Feb 2002 Torquay United v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
19 Feb 2002 Carlisle United v Torquay United L 2-0 League Division 3
23 Feb 2002 Darlington v Torquay United W 1-3 League Division 3
26 Feb 2002 Torquay United v Rushden and Diamonds D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Mar 2002 Torquay United v Luton Town L 0-1 League Division 3
05 Mar 2002 Scunthorpe United v Torquay United L 1-0 League Division 3
09 Mar 2002 Torquay United v Lincoln City W 2-0 League Division 3
16 Mar 2002 Macclesfield Town v Torquay United W 0-2 League Division 3
23 Mar 2002 Torquay United v Mansfield Town D 0-0 League Division 3
30 Mar 2002 Shrewsbury Town v Torquay United W 0-1 League Division 3
01 Apr 2002 Torquay United v Rochdale W 3-0 League Division 3
07 Apr 2002 Exeter City v Torquay United D 0-0 League Division 3
13 Apr 2002 Torquay United v Halifax Town L 2-4 League Division 3
20 Apr 2002 Swansea City v Torquay United D 2-2 League Division 3
10 Aug 2002 Torquay United v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 3
13 Aug 2002 Rushden and Diamonds v Torquay United L 3-0 League Division 3
17 Aug 2002 York City v Torquay United L 4-3 League Division 3
24 Aug 2002 Torquay United v Hartlepool United D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Aug 2002 Exeter City v Torquay United W 1-2 League Division 3
31 Aug 2002 Torquay United v Wrexham W 2-1 League Division 3
10 Sep 2002 Torquay United v Gillingham L 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Sep 2002 Torquay United v Cambridge United W 3-2 League Division 3
17 Sep 2002 Torquay United v Shrewsbury Town W 2-1 League Division 3
21 Sep 2002 Swansea City v Torquay United W 0-1 League Division 3
28 Sep 2002 Torquay United v Lincoln City D 0-0 League Division 3
05 Oct 2002 Carlisle United v Torquay United W 1-2 League Division 3
12 Oct 2002 Boston United v Torquay United L 2-1 League Division 3
19 Oct 2002 Torquay United v Hull City L 1-4 League Division 3
22 Oct 2002 Torquay United v Wycombe Wanderers L 0-4 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
29 Oct 2002 Torquay United v AFC Bournemouth W 4-0 League Division 3
09 Nov 2002 Bury v Torquay United W 0-1 League Division 3
16 Nov 2002 Torquay United v Boreham Wood W 5-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
19 Nov 2002 Torquay United v Kidderminster Harriers D 2-2 League Division 3
23 Nov 2002 Macclesfield Town v Torquay United D 3-3 League Division 3
30 Nov 2002 Torquay United v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
07 Dec 2002 Blackpool v Torquay United L 3-1 FA Cup 2nd round
14 Dec 2002 Leyton Orient v Torquay United L 2-0 League Division 3
11 Jan 2003 Torquay United v York City W 3-1 League Division 3
14 Jan 2003 Bristol Rovers v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
25 Jan 2003 Torquay United v Darlington W 3-1 League Division 3
01 Feb 2003 Hartlepool United v Torquay United L 3-2 League Division 3
08 Feb 2003 Torquay United v Bury D 1-1 League Division 3
11 Feb 2003 Torquay United v Exeter City W 1-0 League Division 3
15 Feb 2003 Kidderminster Harriers v Torquay United L 2-0 League Division 3
22 Feb 2003 Torquay United v Oxford United L 2-3 League Division 3
01 Mar 2003 Cambridge United v Torquay United W 0-1 League Division 3
08 Mar 2003 Torquay United v Swansea City D 0-0 League Division 3
18 Mar 2003 Hull City v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
22 Mar 2003 AFC Bournemouth v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
25 Mar 2003 Shrewsbury Town v Torquay United W 2-3 League Division 3
29 Mar 2003 Torquay United v Boston United D 1-1 League Division 3
05 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Torquay United W 0-2 League Division 3
12 Apr 2003 Torquay United v Macclesfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
19 Apr 2003 Southend United v Torquay United L 3-0 League Division 3
21 Apr 2003 Torquay United v Leyton Orient D 2-2 League Division 3
26 Apr 2003 Torquay United v Carlisle United L 2-3 League Division 3
03 May 2003 Lincoln City v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
09 Aug 2003 Northampton Town v Torquay United W 0-1 League Division 3
12 Aug 2003 Torquay United v Crystal Palace L 1-1 (1-3) League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Torquay United v Lincoln City W 1-0 League Division 3
23 Aug 2003 Macclesfield Town v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
25 Aug 2003 Torquay United v Rochdale L 1-3 League Division 3
30 Aug 2003 Scunthorpe United v Torquay United L 2-1 League Division 3
06 Sep 2003 Torquay United v Leyton Orient W 2-1 League Division 3
13 Sep 2003 Cambridge United v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
16 Sep 2003 Torquay United v Bristol Rovers W 2-1 League Division 3
20 Sep 2003 Torquay United v Darlington D 2-2 League Division 3
27 Sep 2003 Yeovil Town v Torquay United W 0-2 League Division 3
01 Oct 2003 Oxford United v Torquay United L 1-0 League Division 3
04 Oct 2003 Torquay United v Bury W 3-1 League Division 3
11 Oct 2003 Huddersfield Town v Torquay United L 1-0 League Division 3
14 Oct 2003 Peterborough United v Torquay United L 3-2 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
18 Oct 2003 Torquay United v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
21 Oct 2003 Torquay United v Mansfield Town W 1-0 League Division 3
25 Oct 2003 Boston United v Torquay United L 4-0 League Division 3
01 Nov 2003 Doncaster Rovers v Torquay United L 1-0 League Division 3
08 Nov 2003 Torquay United v Burton Albion L 1-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Nov 2003 Torquay United v Cheltenham Town W 3-1 League Division 3
22 Nov 2003 Kidderminster Harriers v Torquay United W 1-2 League Division 3
29 Nov 2003 Torquay United v Southend United W 3-0 League Division 3
13 Dec 2003 Torquay United v York City D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Dec 2003 Carlisle United v Torquay United L 2-0 League Division 3
26 Dec 2003 Torquay United v Swansea City D 0-0 League Division 3
28 Dec 2003 Leyton Orient v Torquay United D 0-0 League Division 3
03 Jan 2004 Rochdale v Torquay United L 1-0 League Division 3
10 Jan 2004 Torquay United v Northampton Town W 3-1 League Division 3
17 Jan 2004 Lincoln City v Torquay United W 1-3 League Division 3
24 Jan 2004 Torquay United v Macclesfield Town W 4-1 League Division 3
07 Feb 2004 Swansea City v Torquay United W 1-2 League Division 3
14 Feb 2004 Torquay United v Huddersfield Town L 0-1 League Division 3
21 Feb 2004 Hull City v Torquay United W 0-1 League Division 3
24 Feb 2004 Torquay United v Scunthorpe United W 1-0 League Division 3
28 Feb 2004 Torquay United v Boston United W 2-0 League Division 3
06 Mar 2004 Torquay United v Carlisle United W 4-1 League Division 3
27 Mar 2004 Darlington v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
30 Mar 2004 Mansfield Town v Torquay United L 2-1 League Division 3
03 Apr 2004 Torquay United v Yeovil Town D 2-2 League Division 3
09 Apr 2004 Bury v Torquay United L 2-1 League Division 3
12 Apr 2004 Torquay United v Oxford United W 3-0 League Division 3
17 Apr 2004 Torquay United v Doncaster Rovers W 1-0 League Division 3
24 Apr 2004 Cheltenham Town v Torquay United W 1-3 League Division 3
01 May 2004 Torquay United v Kidderminster Harriers D 1-1 League Division 3
08 May 2004 Southend United v Torquay United W 1-2 League Division 3
07 Aug 2004 Bristol City v Torquay United D 1-1 League One
10 Aug 2004 Torquay United v Hull City L 0-3 League One
14 Aug 2004 Torquay United v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-4 League One
25 Sep 2004 Torquay United v Tranmere Rovers L 1-2 League One
02 Oct 2004 Peterborough United v Torquay United D 1-1 League One
09 Oct 2004 Torquay United v Huddersfield Town W 2-1 League One
16 Oct 2004 Doncaster Rovers v Torquay United D 2-2 League One
19 Oct 2004 Torquay United v AFC Bournemouth L 1-2 League One
30 Oct 2004 Swindon Town v Torquay United D 3-3 League One
06 Nov 2004 Torquay United v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League One
13 Nov 2004 Hinckley United v Torquay United L 2-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2004 Port Vale v Torquay United W 1-2 League One
23 Nov 2004 Torquay United v Wrexham W 1-0 League One
27 Nov 2004 Torquay United v Colchester United L 1-3 League One
07 Dec 2004 Blackpool v Torquay United L 4-0 League One
11 Dec 2004 Torquay United v Barnsley L 0-1 League One
18 Dec 2004 Chesterfield v Torquay United D 1-1 League One
26 Dec 2004 Brentford v Torquay United W 1-3 League One
28 Dec 2004 Torquay United v Bradford City D 0-0 League One
01 Jan 2005 Torquay United v Stockport County L 1-2 League One
15 Jan 2005 Torquay United v Hartlepool United L 1-2 League One
22 Jan 2005 Bradford City v Torquay United D 2-2 League One
05 Feb 2005 Torquay United v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League One
12 Feb 2005 Wrexham v Torquay United D 1-1 League One
15 Feb 2005 Torquay United v Peterborough United W 2-1 League One
19 Feb 2005 Torquay United v Swindon Town D 2-2 League One
22 Feb 2005 AFC Bournemouth v Torquay United L 3-0 League One
26 Feb 2005 Barnsley v Torquay United L 4-1 League One
05 Mar 2005 Torquay United v Chesterfield D 2-2 League One
12 Mar 2005 Hull City v Torquay United L 2-0 League One
19 Mar 2005 Torquay United v Bristol City L 0-4 League One
26 Mar 2005 Sheffield Wednesday v Torquay United D 2-2 League One
28 Mar 2005 Torquay United v Luton Town L 1-4 League One
02 Apr 2005 Walsall v Torquay United D 1-1 League One
09 Apr 2005 Torquay United v Milton Keynes Dons W 1-0 League One
16 Apr 2005 Torquay United v Port Vale W 1-0 League One
23 Apr 2005 Oldham Athletic v Torquay United W 1-2 League One
30 Apr 2005 Torquay United v Blackpool W 2-0 League One
07 May 2005 Colchester United v Torquay United L 2-1 League One


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