Alex Cropley
Alex Cropley

Alex Cropley

Scotland international midfielder Alex Cropley was plagued by injuries while at Arsenal.

The son of former Aldershot favourite Jack Cropley, he spent six seasons with Hibernian and was a Scottish League Cup finalist shortly before moving to Highbury for £150,000 in December 1974.


Name Alex Cropley
Arsenal Career 1974 - 1976
Position: Midfielder
Appearances 34 (33 starts, 1 as a sub)
Goals 6

He suffered two broken legs and scored five goals in 30 First Division games for Arsenal prior to joining Aston Villa for £125,000 in September 1976.

A League Cup winner in 1977, he subsequently played for Newcastle United, Toronto Blizzards, Portsmouth and Hibernian again. (With thanks to Leigh Edwards)