RIP Alex Govan - 1929-2016

Alex, who would have been 87 next week, died peacefully in his sleep in Plymouth in the early hours of this morning.

Born in Glasgow on 16 June 1929, Alex joined Blues in June 1953 from Plymouth Argyle for a fee of £6,500. During his five year spell at St. Andrew's, the goalscoring winger made 187 appearances and scored an impressive 60 goals.

He was a key member of the Blues side that won the 1955 second division title.

The following season he was in the team that helped the Club to their highest ever league finish when they came sixth in the First Division and also reached the 1956 FA Cup Final where Blues were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City.

It was during Blues' route to the final that Alex was responsible for introducing Harry Lauder's song 'Keep Right On To The End Of The Road' to the Blues faithful. The song became the Club's anthem during that time and is still sung loudly and proudly today. 

In 2012, his contribution to Blues was recognised with Alex being inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame.

Alex Govan – RIP. A gentleman and a legend. Keep Right On...
16 June 1929 – 10 June 2016