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Alex Totten
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Full name Alexander Totten
Date of birth
Place of birth    Dennyloanhead, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
1960–1964 Liverpool[1]
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1964–1965
1965–1969
1969–1971
1971–1973
1973–1978
Dundee
Dunfermline Athletic
Falkirk
Queen of the South
Alloa Athletic
Total
009 (0)[1]
030 (0)[2]
021 (1)[3]
062 (6)[4]
052 (2)[5]
174 (9)   
Teams managed
1980–1982
1986–1987
1987–1992
1992–1993
1994–1996
1996–2002
Alloa Athletic
Dumbarton
St. Johnstone
East Fife
Kilmarnock
Falkirk

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Alex Totten is a former Scottish association football player and manager.

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Playing career

Growing up in Dennyloanhead, Stirlingshire, he signed for Liverpool straight from school in 1960 before signing for top division Dundee back in Scotland in 1964. After a season, he moved onto Dunfermline Athletic where made nearly 30 top division league appearances over four seasons. In 1969, he moved on to Falkirk, racking up another 20 starts over his two seasons at Brockville and also scoring his first Senior goal.

In July 1971, Alex transferred to Dumfries side Queen of the South and became a first team regular for the first time his career in the lower division. The last transfer of his playing days came in July 1973 with a move to Alloa Athletic where he wound down his on-field career and became manager in 1980.

Managerial career

Three years as Alloa Athletic manager were ended when he took over at previous club Falkirk. He then moved to Rangers to become Jock Wallace's assistant. He left Ibrox when Graeme Souness was appointed in 1986 and went to manage Dumbarton. He then took St. Johnstone from the old Second Division to the Premier Division in the space of three seasons. He also led Saints to Scottish Cup semi-final appearances in 1989 and 1991. Totten's role in Saints' progress was rewarded when he was made SFWA Manager of the Year for 1991, but Geoff Brown sacked Totten in 1992 for demanding too much money for new players.[6]

Totten then managed East Fife and Kilmarnock, before returning to manage Falkirk for a second time in 1996. He guided Falkirk to the 1997 Scottish Cup Final, having defeated Celtic in the semi-final. Falkirk lost 1–0 to Kilmarnock, who had sacked Totten earlier that season, in the Final. Totten was eventually moved into a director of football role by Falkirk in 2002.[7] Falkirk played Rangers in a testimonial match for Totten on 21 July 2007 at the Falkirk Stadium. The match ended 1–1 with Lee McCulloch scoring for Rangers and Pedro Moutinho scoring for Falkirk.

References

  • Reid, Harry (2005), The Final Whistle?, Birlinn, ISBN 1-84158-362-6

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