Alan Foggon

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Alan Foggon
Personal information
Full name Alan Foggon
Date of birth (1950-02-23) 23 February 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth West Pelton, County Durham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1971 Newcastle United 61 (14)
1971–1973 Cardiff City 17 (1)
1972–1976 Middlesbrough 115 (45)
1976 Hartford Bicentennials 19 (4)
1976 Rochester Lancers 7 (0)
1976–1977 Manchester United 3 (0)
1976–1977 Sunderland 8 (0)
1977–1978 Southend United 22 (0)
1977–1978 Hartlepool United (loan) 18 (2)
1978–1979 Consett ? (?)
1979–1980 Whitley Bay ? (?)
Total 270 (66)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Foggon (born 23 February 1950) is a former English footballer. His regular position was as a forward.

Foggon was born in West Pelton, County Durham. He graduated from the junior and reserve sides at Newcastle United to make his first-team debut just days before his 18th birthday, in a 0–0 draw at Arsenal. A schoolboy sprint champion, Foggon's moment of glory came in the second leg of the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final in Budapest when his shot was pushed onto the crossbar by the Ujpest 'keeper, but the United man followed up to lash the ball into the net and make it 3–2 on the night, 6–2 on aggregate.

He moved on to Cardiff City,in August 1971, but within a year had returned to the North East, signing for Jack Charlton's Middlesbrough, side. Foggon became a favourite of the Ayresome Park crowd and helped the Teesiders to promotion from Division Two in 1974.

After brief stints with Rochester Lancers and Hartford Bicentennials in the United States, Foggon moved to Manchester United in 1976. That proved to be something of a disaster though and after just three league outings at Old Trafford he switched to the Mackems.

Later moves took him to Southend United, Hartlepool United (loan), Consett. and Whitley Bay.

He finished his career as one of only a few players who have played for all three of the North East's big three clubs.

Remaining on South Tyneside, Foggon then worked in the security business and the pub trade, in Spennymoor and South Shields.

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