Alan Garner (footballer)

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Alan Garner
Personal information
Full name Alan Henry Garner
Date of birth (1951-02-02) 2 February 1951 (age 64)
Place of birth Lambeth, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1971 Millwall 2 (0)
1971–1975 Luton Town 88 (3)
1975–1980 Watford 200 (15)
1980–1982 Portsmouth 36 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Henry Garner (born 2 February 1951) is an English former professional footballer best known as a player for Watford.


Starting out with his local team Millwall, Garner only made two league appearances before moving on to Luton Town in 1971. His time at Luton proved to be more productive, as Garner played 88 times in the league and helped Luton to promotion in 1973–74. After relegation in 1975, he was controversially sold to rivals Watford.[1]

At Watford, Garner became a key player, appearing 200 times in the league during his five years at Vicarage Road, as well as being voted player of the season in 1977–78. Sold in 1980 to Portsmouth, he spent two years on the south coast before moving into non-League football with Barnet.[1]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Mike. "Alan Garner". Since 1888. Archived from the original on 29 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-02.  (registration & fee required)