|Full name||Alan Lithgow|
|Date of birth||12 March 1988|
|Place of birth||Bellshill, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Current club||Ayr United|
|East Kilbride Burgh|
|2004–2005||Heart of Midlothian|
|2005–2008||Heart of Midlothian||0||(0)|
|2008||→ Stirling Albion (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 March 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Lithgow began his professional career with Heart of Midlothian, joining from youth side East Kilbride Burgh in 2004.
Lithgow made his competitive debut for Hearts in a 4–0 League Cup win over Alloa Athletic in September 2006, appearing as a second-half substitute for the injured Hristos Karipidis. This was not, however, Lithgow's first involvement with the first team squad: he was an unused substitute on his 17th birthday back in the 2004–05 season, when a flu epidemic forced the Edinburgh club to promote numerous members of their U19 side to the first team squad for a match with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
He made three appearances for Stirling Albion in a loan spell during the latter part of the 2007–08 season.
He was released by Hearts in August 2008. He trained with Clyde, and appeared in reserve team matches, before signing a short term deal until the end of the year on 29 October 2008. He made his Clyde debut in a 2–2 draw with St. Johnstone in November 2008. Lithgow's contract was terminated in June 2009, following Clyde's relegation and financial troubles, however, in July 2009, he signed a new one month contract with the club. Lithgow was in fine form for Clyde during the season, and ended the campaign winning three Player of the Year awards. Following relegation to the Third Division, Lithgow turned down the offer of a new contract, and left the club in May 2010. Despite a trial with Greenock Morton FC, he was not offered a full-time contract and returned to Clyde for the 2010–11 season. He rejected the offer of a new contract in May 2011, and left the club again.
On 21 June 2011, Lithgow signed a contract with Dumbarton, in two seasons he made sixty-three league appearances and scored a total of five goals for the club. In the summer of 2013 he signed for Ayr United.
On 26 November 2008, it emerged that Lithgow faced jail after flashing four women and performing sex acts on himself in public. He avoided a custodial sentence, but was given 240 hours of community service and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
Correct as of 16 January 2009
- Alloa Athletic 0–4 Hearts, BBC Sport, 20 September 2006.
- Kiddie, Paul. Birthday boy gets slice of the cake, Edinburgh Evening News, 15 March 2005.
- Lithgow signs short term deal Clyde FC Official Website – Retrieved 29 October 2008
- Clyde 2–2 St Johnstone BBC Sport – Retrieved 15 November 2008
- "Club Statement – Players Contracts". clydefc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
- "One month deals for trio". clydefc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
- "Alan takes trio of awards". clydefc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 9 May 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- "Rebuilding begins". clydefc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- "Player news". clydefc.co.uk. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- Footballer admits flashing women, BBC News, 28 January 2009.
- Player branded 'a nasty pervert', BBC News, 28 January 2009.
- Includes Scottish Challenge Cup and Scottish Football League Playoffs