Leith, Midlothian born right half Alexander “Sandy” Grosert began his football career with Newtongrange Star and played for Leith Amateurs before signing for Scottish League Hibernian in February 1912. He made his Scottish League debut against Morton the same month, and from the start of the following season he was a regular in Hibs’ first team for the three seasons before he joined the Armed Forces as the onset of the First World War affected peacetime football from 1915, serving with The Gordon Highlanders he was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery. During the conflict he played only occasionally for Hibs between 1915 and 1919, also playing on loan with Leith Athletic in 1915 and also played for Aberdeen as a wartime guest in 1917-18.
After the War he resumed with Hibernian, before joining Aberdeen in May 1920 after 4 goals in 118 appearances for Hibs. He had three seasons at Pittodrie, making 68 appearances before joining Dunfermline Athletic in August 1923, retiring at the end of the 1923-24 season.