Born in Renton, Scotland, Alex Jackson was a prolific winger who spent five years with Huddersfield Town after moving from Aberdeen in 1925.
Jackson helped The Terriers to the title in his first season, and went on to score 70 goals in his 5 year spell with the club.
He was also part of Scotland’s famous Wembley Wizards, who in 1928 inflicted a 5 – 1 defeat on England at Wembley Stadium.
Unfortunately for Jackson, a dispute between the FA and SFA saw Scottish players at English clubs passed over for selection to the international side, or he would no doubt have gone on to secure further caps for his country.
Jackson moved to Chelsea in 1930, where he enjoyed two seasons alongside some of his international teammates. An approach from Nimes in 1932 saw Jackson threaten to accept unless Chelsea broke their maximum wage structure. The club refused, and Jackson spent the remainder of his career mainly at non-league sides.
He sadly died aged just 41, when involved in a car crash while serving in the army in Egypt.