Alexander Scott "Alex" Rae (born 30 September 1969 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former professional footballer, and manager who was most recently in charge of Scottish Championship club St Mirren.
He began his youth career at Rangers and started his senior career at Falkirk. During his footballer career, Alex Rae played for Millwall, Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rangers, Dundee, Milton Keynes Dons. Back from rehab clinic for alcoholism in 1998, he was with Sunderland and played regularly in the top flight until September 2001. He then joined Wolverhampton Wanderers, and quickly became the key player in the team, winning the fans' player of the season award. In 2002, he helped the team back into the Premier League, and had his best seasonal tally with 8 goals. He then went back to Scotland, joined Rangers where he started his youth career in May 2004, and won the league title in his first season. He was first assigned as player-manager of Dundee on 24 May 2006. He led the club to third place in the First Division in his first season and took them a place higher in his second. He stopped his career as a footballer during the 2008–09 season and went to Sweden as part of his work towards a UEFA Pro Licence. After retiring, he became player-manager of Dundee.Close