Sandy Mutch

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Sandy Mutch
Personal information
Full name Alexander Mutch
Date of birth (1884-12-09)9 December 1884
Place of birth Inverurie, Scotland
Date of death 16 September 1967(1967-09-16) (aged 82)
Place of death Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1907–1910 Aberdeen 75 (0)
1910–1922 Huddersfield Town[1] 229 (0)
1922–1924 Newcastle United[1] 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexander "Sandy" Mutch (9 December 1884[1] – 16 September 1967) was a Scottish football goalkeeper.

Playing career[edit]

Mutch was born in Inverurie,[1] Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the sixth of twelve children of Alexander Mutch (1851–1938) and Ann Milne Birse (1856–1933). He began his football career with Aberdeen before playing for Huddersfield Town between 1910 and 1922, winning the FA Cup once and helping Huddersfield into the Football League First Division in 1920. While playing for Huddersfield, he played in two FA Cup Finals: 1920 where they lost 1–0 to Aston Villa after extra time,[2] and in the 1922 Cup Final which they won 1–0 against Preston North End.[3]

His Newcastle United debut was on 26 Aug 1922 against Everton, a home match. In 1924 he was in the team for the FA Cup Final again, (his third FA Cup Final in four years), but shortly before Newcastle's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa he suffered a bad knee injury which eventually led to his retirement as a player.[4]

Later career[edit]

He then became the coach for the first team and then finally a groundsman at the club he loved so much until he left due to poor health.

Mutch died of kidney failure in 1967.


Huddersfield Town


  1. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 193. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ "FA Cup Final 1920". Archived from the original on 25 February 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  3. ^ "FA Cup Final 1922". Archived from the original on 7 May 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Player profile:Alexander 'Sandy' Mutch". Retrieved 12 January 2011.

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