Alexander Sydney Dodgshon


You as a player: I am a central midfielder with a natural skill set suited to a box - to - box/ offensive midfield role. I currently captain the University of St Andrews Men's First Team and have done so since the start of my second year, however, I have played football competitively since I was 5 years old. I began playing football as a child in Liverpool for local teams. I was spotted by scouts from Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City. I ultimately signed for Manchester City was 8 and was at the club for some years. Although released, as a teen I continued to play football at school and for local teams at a high standard. At primary school the team won the AJIS cup and in senior school I played central midfield in the team that won the senior equivalent of this national competition of schools. At local level I played in top local teams in Liverpool. I then decided to take a Masters In Materials Chemistry at the University of St Andrews. St Andrews has 6 Men's Teams. I have played for the Men's First Team throughout my time at the university, getting in to the team at fresher week. I have captained the team for the last 4 years. The team has progressed under my captaincy reaching the final of the Queen's Park Shield ( the most prestigious football competition in university football in Scotland) a completion that the university last won in 1943. Moreover, we won the league cup in 2016. I am a Scottish blue having played for Scotland universities last year. I have also been selected this year to play for Scotland again. I also have a strong work ethic and am known for my strength on the pitch and composure and decision making on the ball complimented with a desire to make and score goals. I have always promoted a fitness regime. I have shown the versatility to play as a holding midfielder/ right midfielder as well as my primary position at the centre.
I have also written articles on football - see www.

Nationality: British

DOB: 9/6/1995

Previous Clubs: Manchester City St Andrews University

Current Clubs: Scotland Universities

Current Grades: I am in my last year at St Andrews University studying Materials Chemistry and would graduate in June 2018.

Prior to University I obtained GCSE's as Follows:
- English Language A*
- English Literature A *
- History A
- Physics A*
- Chemistry A*
- Mathematics A*
-Spanish A
-Statistics A
- Geography A *
- Information technology CIDA level 1 and 2
Obtained an Academic scholarship to senior school and an academic scholarship to 6th Form.

A levels
- Chemistry A
- Physics A
- Mathematics A *
- further maths A [ AS ]

Drivers License: No

Checkbox: GCSE

Position: CM, FW


Trials: Manchester Trail - 03/07/2016

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