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.

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.

(With thanks to Leigh Edwards)



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

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