Alan Combe

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Alan Combe
Alan combe killie v morton.jpg
Combe playing for Kilmarnock
Personal information
Full name Alan Combe
Date of birth (1974-04-03) 3 April 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Club information
Current team
Hibernian
Number 21
Youth career
Kelty Hearts
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Cowdenbeath 18 (0)
1993–1998 St. Mirren 124 (0)
1998–2003 Dundee United 73 (0)
2002 Bradford City (loan) 16 (0)
2003–2004 Bradford City 21 (0)
2004–2011 Kilmarnock 149 (0)
2011 Clyde (trial) 1 (0)
2011 Hamilton Academical (trial) 1 (0)
2012 Greenock Morton 10 (0)
2012–2014 Heart of Midlothian 0 (0)
2014– Hibernian 0 (0)
National team
2005 Scotland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:36, 3 September 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Combe (born 3 April 1974) is a Scottish professional football goalkeeper and coach. Born in Edinburgh, Combe played for Cowdenbeath, St. Mirren, Dundee United, Bradford City and Kilmarnock. He has worked as a goalkeeping coach for Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian, but has also remained registered as a player.

Career[edit]

Combe was Kilmarnock's regular goalkeeper until he suffered a serious hip injury early in the 2009–10 season.[1] He was released by Kilmarnock on 31 January 2011.[2]

Combe joined Alloa Athletic in August 2011 as a goalkeeping coach.[3] In November 2011, Combe played for Clyde against Annan Athletic and kept a clean sheet.[4] He went on trial with Hamilton Academical in December 2011, making his debut on 27 December 2011.[5]

In March 2012, Combe signed a deal with Greenock Morton[6] until the end of the 2012–13 season. He continued as a player for Morton while working as a goalkeeping coach at Alloa.[7]

Combe was released from his contract with Morton to become a goalkeeping coach at Hearts, although he retained his playing registration in case of emergency.[8][9] After being released by Hearts in 2014, in July Combe joined Hibernian as a player/coach.[10]

International[edit]

Combe was named in the Scotland squad on a few occasions but was not capped. Combe did however appear for the Scotland B team in 2005, playing in the second half of a 2–0 victory against Poland B.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Total
1992–93 Cowdenbeath Scottish First Division 18 0 N/A N/A 18 0
1993–94 St Mirren 16 0 N/A N/A 16 0
1994–95 21 0 N/A N/A 21 0
1995–96 21 0 N/A N/A 21 0
1996–97 36 0 N/A 2 0 38 0
1997–98 30 0 1 0 2 0 33 0
1998–99 Dundee United Scottish Premier League 10 0 - - 10 0
1999–2000 35 0 4 0 4 0 43 0
2000–01 23 0 - 3 0 26 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2001–02 Bradford City (loan) Football League First Division 16 0 - - 16 0
2002–03 Dundee United Scottish Premier League 5 0 - 1 0 6 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2003–04 Bradford City Football League First Division 21 0 1 0 - 22 0
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Total
2004–05 Kilmarnock Scottish Premier League 32 0 3 0 2 0 37 0
2005–06 32 0 1 0 2 0 35 0
2006–07 11 0 0 0 2 0 13 0
2007–08 37 0 1 0 2 0 40 0
2008–09 34 0 2 0 3 0 39 0
Total Scotland 251 15 22 3 19 4 1 0
Total England 120 13 9 1 4 0 0 0
Career total 371 28 31 4 23 4 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Killie to lose Combe for 10 weeks". BBC Sport (BBC). 1 September 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Danny Invincibile & Alan Combe released by Kilmarnock". BBC Sport (BBC). 31 January 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Alan Combe joins Alloa as goalkeeping coach". BBC Sport (BBC). 18 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Clyde 0–0 Annan Athletic". BBC. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Accies 0 Livingston 1". Hamilton Academical F.C. 
  6. ^ "New signing". Greenock Morton F.C. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (28 May 2012). "Ton keeper to continue coaching". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hearts: Alan Combe becomes keeper coach after Morton exit". BBC Sport. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Player News – Alan Combe". Greenock Morton F.C. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Hibernian bring in Andy Holden as new assistant coach, BBC Sport

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