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Alex Venters
Alex Venters
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Alex Venters (Inside Left, 1930-33) – Cowdenbeath boy Alex Venters started with local side Southend Rovers. Cowden soon signed him and he was the club’s brightest star. Cowden managed to resist all overtures for Venters until 1933 when Alex Venters was selected to represent Scotland v Ireland. 2,000 took him to Ibrox Park after scoring 37 goals in 95 top flight league games. Venters was a powerful and clever inside-forward. He terrorised defences when with Rangers and in 1938/39 was leading scorer in the 1st Division with 35 goals. Venters was 26 when war broke out and had won 2 more Scottish caps v England, 2 Scottish Cup winners medals and 3 League championships with Rangers as well as several League caps. Post-war, he played with Third Lanark, Blackburn Rovers and Raith Rovers. He was then mine host at the Railway Tavern at Buckhaven. Later, he worked in the Edinburgh office of the Scottish Daily Mail. In 1959 he died from a sudden heart attack at his home in Park Street, Cowdenbeath. The playing field at Park Street is now named the 'Alex Venters Memorial Park'.



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