Alan Galindo - 200 Appearances

Saturday’s game against Mearns Churches saw a 15th player join the 200 Appearance Club and who better than the multi-trophy winner Alan Galindo.

“Gee” is the only person to have won three Player of the Year awards and, when you add in his two Top Scorer trophies and 11 shut outs, he is one of the all-time best players to have played for the Club.

Gee made his debut in May 2011 and the following season he scored 21 goals and won his first Player of the Year and Top Scorer trophies. He made it back to back PoY’s in 2012/13 as he showed his versatility by moving from centre forward to centre half.

Not content with working his way into defence he then became our regular goalkeeper last season and is now in second place in the all time shut out list.

On top of that, Gee was Club Captain as well and says, “obviously last season I stepped up as captain full time after temporarily shouldering the responsibility under Ally due to his road to retirement/injury. Had to play all last season in goals due to our keepers all leaving/no replacement found.”

Another new role has come about this season, “this year I’ve decided to step back from my second year as captain and move into Assistant Manager/player role. I’ll make time for playing but I’ve got to get back to fitness first after my keeper stint. Some weight to shift then the full time comeback is on.”

Last season Gee scored his 50th goal for the Club at Lesser Hampden in May in Martin Kelly’s Memorial Game, fittingly as Martin was a great pal of his. But his best goals remain, “overhead kick against Real Maroon and my favourite to this day is my third goal of four against Clyde in the Scottish Cup. Half volley from 25/30 yards leaving the keeper helpless after brilliant link up play with Sebo (thank me later Scott).”

Everybody loves an away game and one of Gee’s best is the 3-0 win in Oban against Coasters when we finally won the coveted Menu. From an outfield perspective the 3-1 win over PSJ in the Scottish Cup Semi is also a highlight.

“From a goalkeeping point of view a 2-1 away win at Motherwell stands out just behind the famous Saughton performance in a 4-1 win over Hearts.”

Gee reflects that, “not much has changed over last few years apart from personnel on the pitch and we are now a team who believe can go on to achieve big things.”

“Obviously 3 Player of the Year and 2 Top Scorer prizes in my time have been personal highlights and hopefully I can add another one day.”

If anybody can win more awards then Gee is the man as he has already cemented his place in the all-time best players for the Club and is one of the nicest guys you could wish to have around the Club.