Rowan Alexander

Soccer Player

Rowan Alexander was born in Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom on January 28th, 1961 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 63, Rowan Alexander biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 28, 1961
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
63 years old
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Association Football Manager, Association Football Player
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Rowan Alexander Life

Rowan Samuel Alexander (born 28 January 1961) is a retired Scottish football player and manager of Gretna F.C. 2008.

Alexander was a prolific goal-scoring striker for Queen of the South and Greenock Morton.

Alexander has also played for St Mirren, Brentford, and Gretna.

Alexander moved into administration with both the Doonhamers and the Anvils later.


Rowan Alexander Career

Playing career

Alexander spent his youth at Annan Athletic before joining Dumfries club Queen of the South in 1978-79, where he remained for five years. Alexander won promotion from the third to second tier of Scottish football at the conclusion of the 1980-1981 season, while the Doonhamers finished runners-up to the Spiders in the SFL Second Division. At this time, Queens had players such as Allan Ball, Iain McChesney, Crawford Boyd, and Jimmy Robertson. Ted McMinn, a basketball player who later joined Alexander at Queens, referred to him as one of the best players he had the privilege to work with at the Dumfries club.

After Alexander graduated from the Doonhamers, he returned to make guest appearances:

Alexander played in 136 league games and scored 69 goals in his first season with the Doonhamers.

Alexander played for St Mirren in the 1983–84 season, playing in 18 league games and scoring three goals.

Alexander went to England to play for Greater London club Brentford, where he stayed for two years. Alexander played in 47 league games and scored six goals.

Alexander descended on Scotland to play for the Buddies Renfrewshire rivals, Greenock Morton, from 1986-87. Alexander was a footballer at Cappielow for nine years, where he played in 310 league games and scored 98 goals. Alexander is currently 7th in the club's post-World War II league appearances list, and he is also the third highest post-WW2 league goalscorer. Alexander is five goals and one place ahead of former Doonhamer Peter Weatherson, but Weatherson trails Weatherson by 13 appearances and one position.

When playing for the Greenock club, Alexander also gained caps for the Scotland Semi-Pro team. Alexander commuted from Dumfries, France, to combine his part-time football career with primary occupations, including as a pig farmer and insurance salesman, over his nine years with Morton.

Alexander returned to the Doonhamers in the summer of 1995 and was appointed joint player-manager alongside Mark Shanks shortly after. Alexander and Shanks reached the 1997–98 Scottish Challenge Cup Final, where they defeated Falkirk 1–0, ranking them 1st among Queens, with Queens newly appointed chairman Norman Blount leading the team's revival. Alexander stayed with the club until his dismissal in January 1999 after playing in 18 league games and scoring two goals during his second spell in Dumfries. Alexander is the 14th best in King's all-time goalscoring charts with 78 goals, one behind Iain McChesney. He played for Cumnock Juniors in 1998-99.

In November 2000, Alexander was appointed as Mike McCartney's replacement as Gretna's player-manager, with the Anvils playing in non-league football in England. Following the club's inception into the Scottish Football League, Alexander remained in charge. Alexander played in two league games and scored one goal in the 2002–03 season.

Alexander led Gretna to the Scottish Third Division title in 2004-05 season with a record-breaking score of 98 points. The club won promotion to the Scottish First Division and secured a place in the UEFA Cup following their 2006 Scottish Cup Final, where they were eventually defeated 4–2 on penalties by Heart of Midlothian, a match that concluded 1-1 after extra-time. Rowan wore a traditional kilt in Gretna's colors for the final.

Following Gretna's success in the 2005–06 season, Alexander signed a new five-year deal with the club, and he said he intends to stay with the Anvils for the remainder of his career. Alexander was then aided by his assistant, Davie Irons, towards the end of the 2006–07 season. Alexander was able to attend Gretna's first league match in the top tier of Scottish football Fir Park on August 4, 2007, but was refused admission to the main stand. Alexander was officially dismissed by the Anvils on Friday, and the media reported it.

Alexander was not eligible for compensation after his five-year service was sacked as a result of Alexander's dismissal and subsequent liquidation of the Anvils. Alexander said in February 2009 that as a result of this decision, he was in financial trouble and was unable to find another job in Scottish football.


Alexander was appointed assistant manager of Scottish Junior club Glenafton Athletic in New Cumnock in January 2010 and stayed with the club until August 2010. He works as a visiting football coach in primary schools based in Cumbria and the Borders.

Alexander returned to the Anvils as the boss of Gretna F.C. after a long absence from coaching. Gretna F.C., the phoenix club of Gretna. In December 2019, it was 2008.

Alexander was robbed of his duties on September 2nd, 2021.