Alex Hastings

From his Wikipedia: Alexander "Alex" Cockburn Hastings (17 March 1912 – 1988) was a Scottish footballer who played for Sunderland and the Scotland national football team primarily as a left half. 

Born in Falkirk, Scotland, Hastings played for local club Stenhousemuir before moving to Sunderland in 1930. Hastings made his debut for Sunderland in a 1-1 tie against Portsmouth at Fratton Park. He served as a captain throughout much of the 1930s, and led Sunderland to a 1936 League Championship.

In his career for Sunderland, Hastings made 304 appearances and scored eight goals, becoming known as one of Sunderland's "great names."

After retiring as a player, Hastings managed Kilmarnock and scouted for Stoke City.

He won his first international cap for Scotland on 13 November 1935 against Northern Ireland in a 2–1 at Tynecastle Stadium. He won one further cap, in total winning just two caps over 1935 to 1937.


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