September 4, 1995
Tranmere Rovers were saddened by the death this week of one-time youth development officer Alec Muir.
And memories were immediately brought back of the time, a decade or so ago, that Muir represented the club at the age of 58.
Tranmere programme editor Peter Bishop said: “The reserves were playing against Barrow one day but one of the players didn’t turn up.
“So Alec was thrown into the side. He was a 58 years-old man and he went straight into our record books as the oldest player to represent the club at any level.”
Formerly of Liverpool, Muir was more than just a Tranmere official – he was a Tranmere legend.
“His involvement with Tranmere last 35 years and he was still helping Warwick Rimmer with the youth team until recently,” said Peter.
Alec, who lived in Wallasey with wife Shirley, died of cancer on Monday at the age of 71 and will be sorely missed.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: September 11, 1995; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited