Alex Forbes
Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes

Scotland international wing-half Alex Forbes starred in Arsenal's 1952/53 League Championship success.

Starting with Dundee North End, he joined Sheffield United in December 1944 and moved to Highbury for £12,500 in February 1948.


Name Alex Forbes
Arsenal Career 1948 - 1956
Appearances 240 (240 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 20

He featured in the Gunners' 1950 FA Cup final triumph and was a finalist again in 1952, scoring 20 times in 217 First Division games prior to joining Leyton Orient in August 1956.

Later with Fulham and Gravesend & Northfleet, he returned to coach Arsenal juniors before emigrating to South Africa where he coached and managed various leading clubs.

He now lives in Johannesburg in retirement. (With thanks to Leigh Edwards)


I'll never forget the day in 1950 when Alex Forbes came out the main entrance at Highbury and let me and a mate hold up the FA Cup for a BBC news team.
Bernie Sharman, 72, Western Australia