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Alex Hamilton (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameAlexander William Hamilton
Date of birth5 April 1936
Place of birthArmadale, Scotland
Date of death 
Height5ft 7in (1.69m)
Playing positionDefender (Right back)

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Alexander "Alex" William Hamilton (1936 — 1990) is a former Scottish footballer who played for Dundee and the Scotland national team.

Hamilton, a right back, was signed for Dundee by manager Willie Thornton and made his league debut in a 7-1 win over Airdrieonians in 1957. He remained with Dundee for ten years, winning the League title in season 1961-62 and reaching the Scottish Cup final in 1963-64.

During his time at Dens Park, Hamilton won 24 caps for the Scotland national team. He made his international debut in a 2-1 win over Wales in November 1961. In his 24 appearances for Scotland, Hamilton finished on the winning side on 13 occasions. His final appearance for Scotland was in a 2-1 defeat to Poland in October 1965.

Hamilton was also a noted singer and was the frontman of a band comprising several of his Dundee team-mates, including future Scotland manager Craig Brown. "Hammy and the Hamsters" success was restricted to the local Dundee area however and they only released one record.

Hamilton left Dundee in 1967 and had a spell in South Africa as manager of East London FC. He later managed junior side Dundee Violet before returning to South Africa briefly. He returned to Dundee in 1988 and was back at Dens Park for a spell running the club's lottery. Alex died at his home in Broughty Ferry in 1990 aged 54.

Alex Hamilton played in the South African soccer league for Durban United. When Durban Spurs merged with Durban United to become Durban Spurs United, Alex Hamilton and a number of other players that were surplus to the merged entity's requirements joined the then newly-promoted East London Celtic. He played with distinction for East London Celtic which later became East London United.

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