Alexander Skinner JACKSON

Born: Renton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, May 12, 1905. Died: Cairo, Egypt, November 15, 1946.


One of the greatest players in the game in the years between the wars. Alex Jackson was a member of the famous "Wembley Wizards" the Scottish national team that humiliated England at Wembley Stadium in 1928. However, early in his career, following two brief spells with Dumbarton and Aberdeen, Jackson played in the American Soccer League for Bethlehem Steel. During the 1923-24 season he appeared in 28 games and scored 14 goals but his career was almost ended following one game in Fall River when he dived into a near empty swimming pool. At the end of the season he returned to Aberdeen and shortly afterwards moved on to stardom with Huddersfield Town and then Chelsea. He also played 17 times for the Scottish national team.

Source: Colin Jose, Historian, National Soccer Hall of Fame

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