Alec Troup

Alec Troup
Position:
MF
D.o.B: 04/05/1895
Birthplace: Forfar
Appearances: 260
Goals: 35
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Alec Troup, who stood at only 5ft 5in tall, was affectionately known as ‘Wee Troupie’ around Goodison after signing from Dundee in January 1923.

The slight winger was renowned for his bravery but that did not stop opposing defenders from targeting Troup with a barrages of physical assaults in an attempt to stop him.

Troup was cursed with a weak collarbone and could be found strapping it up before every match in order to prevent his shoulder from popping out of place.

Despite this, Wee Troupie was one of the stars of Everton throughout the 1920s – laying on countless goals for Dixie Dean during his time at Goodison.

Dean thanked Troup after his record breaking 60-goal season in 1927/28 for the helping him make the feat possible.

The winger chipped in with 35 goals in 260 games during a seven-year spell with Everton and also won one of his six Scotland caps while with the Toffees.

Career Stats - Alec Troup (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1922 1923 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
1923 1924 41 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 43 1
1924 1925 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
1925 1926 38 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 40 6
1926 1927 37 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 41 7
1927 1928 42 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 44 11
1928 1929 38 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 5
1929 1930 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total 249 32 10 3 0 0 0 0 260 35
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 27/01/1923 28/12/1929 260 35

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