Dundee born inside forward Alex Sharp began his football career with Dundee Violet in 1931 and joined Scottish League East Fife in 1932. He moved to England to join First Division Blackburn Rovers in 1934, making his Football League debut that December against Huddersfield Town, but his appearances were occasional for Rovers and he joined Second Division Hull City in October 1935 after a single goal in 9 appearances for Rovers. He appeared regularly during the rest of the season for The Tigers, scoring 4 goals in 19 appearances, but returned to Scotland in the 1936 close season to join Raith Rovers. A move to Falkirk followed later the same year, while there he was described as a “strong, forcing type. Doesn’t believe in holding the ball long”, and he returned to Raith Rovers in 1938, after which the advent of the Second World War finished his career.