Alexander Leek Brown Downie

Date of birth08 October 1876
Place of birthDunoon
PositionWing half

Alex Downie was the archetypal Scottish half-back, hard-working, shrewd, a great servant in United's early years.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1902-03 Manchester United FA Cup 5
1902-03 Manchester United League Division Two 22
5
1903-04 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1
1903-04 Manchester United League Division Two 29
4
1904-05 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1904-05 Manchester United League Division Two 32
1
1905-06 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1
1905-06 Manchester United League Division Two 34
1906-07 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1906-07 Manchester United League Division One 19
2
1907-08 Manchester United League Division One 10
1908-09 Manchester United League Division One 23
1909-10 Manchester United League Division One 3


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
22 Nov 1902 Leicester City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
29 Nov 1902 Manchester United v Southport Central W 4-1 FA Cup 5th qualifying round
06 Dec 1902 Burnley v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division Two
13 Dec 1902 Manchester United v Burton United D 1-1 FA Cup Intermediate round
17 Dec 1902 Manchester United v Burton United W 3-1 FA Cup Intermediate round replay
20 Dec 1902 Port Vale v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
25 Dec 1902 Manchester United v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1902 Manchester United v Blackpool D 2-2 League Division Two
27 Dec 1902 Manchester United v Barnsley W 2-1 League Division Two
03 Jan 1903 Manchester United v Gainsborough Trinity W 3-1 League Division Two
10 Jan 1903 Burton United v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division Two
17 Jan 1903 Manchester United v Bristol City L 1-2 League Division Two
24 Jan 1903 Glossop North End v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division Two
31 Jan 1903 Chesterfield Town v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division Two
07 Feb 1903 Manchester United v Liverpool W 2-1 FA Cup 1st round
14 Feb 1903 Blackpool v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division Two
21 Feb 1903 Everton v Manchester United L 3-1 FA Cup 2nd round
28 Feb 1903 Doncaster Rovers v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division Two
07 Mar 1903 Manchester United v Lincoln City L 1-2 League Division Two
30 Mar 1903 Manchester United v Preston North End L 0-1 League Division Two
04 Apr 1903 Manchester United v Burnley W 4-0 League Division Two
10 Apr 1903 Manchester City v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division Two
11 Apr 1903 Preston North End v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division Two
13 Apr 1903 Manchester United v Doncaster Rovers W 4-0 League Division Two
18 Apr 1903 Manchester United v Port Vale W 2-1 League Division Two
20 Apr 1903 Small Heath v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division Two
25 Apr 1903 Barnsley v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
05 Sep 1903 Manchester United v Bristol City D 2-2 League Division Two
07 Sep 1903 Burnley v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division Two
12 Sep 1903 Port Vale v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division Two
19 Sep 1903 Glossop North End v Manchester United W 0-5 League Division Two
26 Sep 1903 Manchester United v Bradford City W 3-1 League Division Two
03 Oct 1903 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division Two
10 Oct 1903 Manchester United v Barnsley W 4-0 League Division Two
17 Oct 1903 Lincoln City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
24 Oct 1903 Manchester United v Stockport County W 3-1 League Division Two
07 Nov 1903 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division Two
21 Nov 1903 Manchester United v Preston North End L 0-2 League Division Two
12 Dec 1903 Manchester United v Small Heath D 1-1 FA Cup Intermediate round
16 Dec 1903 Small Heath v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Cup Intermediate round replay
11 Jan 1904 Small Heath v Manchester United W 1-3 FA Cup Intermediate round 3rd replay
16 Jan 1904 Manchester United v Glossop North End W 3-1 League Division Two
23 Jan 1904 Bradford City v Manchester United D 3-3 League Division Two
30 Jan 1904 Manchester United v Woolwich Arsenal W 1-0 League Division Two
06 Feb 1904 Notts County v Manchester United D 3-3 FA Cup 1st round
10 Feb 1904 Manchester United v Notts County W 2-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
13 Feb 1904 Manchester United v Lincoln City W 2-0 League Division Two
20 Feb 1904 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 6-0 FA Cup 2nd round
09 Mar 1904 Blackpool v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division Two
12 Mar 1904 Manchester United v Burnley W 3-1 League Division Two
19 Mar 1904 Preston North End v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
26 Mar 1904 Manchester United v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division Two
28 Mar 1904 Stockport County v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division Two
01 Apr 1904 Chesterfield Town v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division Two
02 Apr 1904 Leicester City v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
05 Apr 1904 Barnsley v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division Two
09 Apr 1904 Manchester United v Blackpool W 3-1 League Division Two
12 Apr 1904 Grimsby Town v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division Two
16 Apr 1904 Gainsborough Trinity v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
23 Apr 1904 Manchester United v Burton United W 2-0 League Division Two
25 Apr 1904 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
30 Apr 1904 Manchester United v Leicester City W 5-2 League Division Two
03 Sep 1904 Port Vale v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division Two
10 Sep 1904 Manchester United v Bristol City W 4-1 League Division Two
17 Sep 1904 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division Two
24 Sep 1904 Glossop North End v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division Two
08 Oct 1904 Bradford City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
15 Oct 1904 Manchester United v Lincoln City W 2-0 League Division Two
29 Oct 1904 Manchester United v Barnsley W 4-0 League Division Two
05 Nov 1904 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division Two
12 Nov 1904 Manchester United v Burnley W 1-0 League Division Two
19 Nov 1904 Grimsby Town v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
03 Dec 1904 Doncaster Rovers v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
10 Dec 1904 Manchester United v Gainsborough Trinity W 3-1 League Division Two
17 Dec 1904 Burton United v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division Two
24 Dec 1904 Manchester United v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1904 Manchester United v Chesterfield Town W 3-0 League Division Two
31 Dec 1904 Manchester United v Port Vale W 6-1 League Division Two
02 Jan 1905 Manchester United v Bradford City W 7-0 League Division Two
03 Jan 1905 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United W 2-4 League Division Two
07 Jan 1905 Bristol City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
14 Jan 1905 Manchester United v Fulham D 2-2 FA Cup Intermediate round
18 Jan 1905 Fulham v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Cup Intermediate round replay
21 Jan 1905 Manchester United v Glossop North End W 4-1 League Division Two
23 Jan 1905 Manchester United v Fulham L 0-1 FA Cup Intermediate round 2nd replay
11 Feb 1905 Lincoln City v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division Two
18 Feb 1905 Manchester United v Leicester City W 4-1 League Division Two
25 Feb 1905 Barnsley v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
04 Mar 1905 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division Two
11 Mar 1905 Burnley v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division Two
18 Mar 1905 Manchester United v Grimsby Town W 2-1 League Division Two
25 Mar 1905 Blackpool v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
01 Apr 1905 Manchester United v Doncaster Rovers W 6-0 League Division Two
08 Apr 1905 Gainsborough Trinity v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
15 Apr 1905 Manchester United v Burton United W 5-0 League Division Two
21 Apr 1905 Chesterfield Town v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division Two
22 Apr 1905 Liverpool v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division Two
02 Sep 1905 Manchester United v Bristol City W 5-1 League Division Two
04 Sep 1905 Manchester United v Blackpool W 2-1 League Division Two
09 Sep 1905 Grimsby Town v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
16 Sep 1905 Glossop North End v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division Two
23 Sep 1905 Manchester United v Stockport County W 3-1 League Division Two
30 Sep 1905 Blackpool v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
07 Oct 1905 Manchester United v Bradford City D 0-0 League Division Two
14 Oct 1905 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division Two
21 Oct 1905 Manchester United v Leicester City W 3-2 League Division Two
25 Oct 1905 Gainsborough Trinity v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division Two
28 Oct 1905 Hull City v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
04 Nov 1905 Manchester United v Lincoln City W 2-1 League Division Two
11 Nov 1905 Chesterfield Town v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division Two
23 Dec 1905 Burton United v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division Two
25 Dec 1905 Manchester United v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division Two
30 Dec 1905 Bristol City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
06 Jan 1906 Manchester United v Grimsby Town W 5-0 League Division Two
13 Jan 1906 Manchester United v Staple Hill W 7-2 FA Cup 1st round
15 Jan 1906 Manchester United v Leeds City L 0-3 League Division Two
20 Jan 1906 Manchester United v Glossop North End W 5-2 League Division Two
27 Jan 1906 Stockport County v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
03 Feb 1906 Manchester United v Norwich City W 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round
10 Feb 1906 Bradford City v Manchester United W 1-5 League Division Two
17 Feb 1906 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion D 0-0 League Division Two
24 Feb 1906 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 5-1 FA Cup 3rd round
03 Mar 1906 Manchester United v Hull City W 5-0 League Division Two
10 Mar 1906 Manchester United v Woolwich Arsenal L 2-3 FA Cup Quarter-final
17 Mar 1906 Manchester United v Chesterfield Town W 4-1 League Division Two
24 Mar 1906 Port Vale v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division Two
29 Mar 1906 Leicester City v Manchester United W 2-5 League Division Two
31 Mar 1906 Manchester United v Barnsley W 5-1 League Division Two
07 Apr 1906 Leyton Orient v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
13 Apr 1906 Chelsea v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
14 Apr 1906 Manchester United v Burnley W 1-0 League Division Two
16 Apr 1906 Manchester United v Gainsborough Trinity W 2-0 League Division Two
21 Apr 1906 Leeds City v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division Two
25 Apr 1906 Lincoln City v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division Two
28 Apr 1906 Manchester United v Burton United W 6-0 League Division Two
01 Sep 1906 Bristol City v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1906 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
08 Sep 1906 Manchester United v Notts County D 0-0 League Division One
15 Sep 1906 Sheffield United v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
22 Sep 1906 Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division One
29 Sep 1906 Manchester United v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1906 Stoke v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
13 Oct 1906 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division One
20 Oct 1906 Sunderland v Manchester United L 4-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1906 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 2-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1906 Everton v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
10 Nov 1906 Manchester United v Woolwich Arsenal W 1-0 League Division One
17 Nov 1906 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 5-2 League Division One
24 Nov 1906 Manchester United v Bury L 2-4 League Division One
01 Dec 1906 Manchester City v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1906 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1906 Manchester United v Bristol City D 0-0 League Division One
16 Jan 1907 Manchester United v Portsmouth L 1-2 FA Cup 1st round replay
06 Apr 1907 Manchester United v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
10 Apr 1907 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 5-0 League Division One
25 Jan 1908 Manchester United v Chelsea W 1-0 League Division One
08 Feb 1908 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
25 Mar 1908 Liverpool v Manchester United L 7-4 League Division One
28 Mar 1908 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1908 Everton v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
11 Apr 1908 Manchester United v Notts County L 0-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1908 Manchester City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1908 Manchester United v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Division One
22 Apr 1908 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1908 Manchester United v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division One
19 Sep 1908 Manchester City v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
26 Sep 1908 Manchester United v Liverpool W 3-2 League Division One
03 Oct 1908 Bury v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
24 Oct 1908 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division One
31 Oct 1908 Sunderland v Manchester United L 6-1 League Division One
14 Nov 1908 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
21 Nov 1908 Manchester United v Bradford City W 2-0 League Division One
28 Nov 1908 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 League Division One
12 Dec 1908 Manchester United v Leicester Fosse W 4-2 League Division One
19 Dec 1908 Woolwich Arsenal v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1909 Manchester United v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
30 Jan 1909 Liverpool v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
13 Feb 1909 Sheffield United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
27 Feb 1909 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1909 Chelsea v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
15 Mar 1909 Manchester United v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division One
20 Mar 1909 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers L 0-3 League Division One
31 Mar 1909 Manchester United v Aston Villa L 0-2 League Division One
09 Apr 1909 Manchester United v Bristol City L 0-1 League Division One
10 Apr 1909 Manchester United v Everton D 2-2 League Division One
12 Apr 1909 Bristol City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1909 Notts County v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1909 Leicester Fosse v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
11 Sep 1909 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
18 Sep 1909 Manchester United v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1909 Notts County v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One


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