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.

Profile

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)