Alan Deakin

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Alan Deakin (born 27 November 1941 in Balsall Heath, Birmingham) was an English footballer during the 1960s. He was the captain of Aston Villa and also played for Walsall.


Deakin signed for the club as a 15-year-old. He became a regular in the side during the 1960–61 season and collected a League Cup winners' tankard at the start of the following season. He broke his ankle during the 1964–65 season, but recovered to skipper the side for the 1966–67 season.

Deakin left Villa Park for Walsall in 1969, having made 231 league appearances for the club and scored 9 goals. He went on to play 50 league games for Walsall before retiring in 1972.[1]

On retirement from the game he became a welder. He now lives in Aldridge in the West Midlands and has played for the Aston Villa "Old Stars".[2]