Alan Walsh (footballer)

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Alan Walsh
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-12-09) 9 December 1956 (age 57)
Place of birth Hartlepool, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Middlesbrough 3 (0)
1978–1984 Darlington 251 (87)
1984–1989 Bristol City 218 (77)
1989–1991 Beşiktaş 45 (13)
1991 Walsall 4 (0)
1991 Huddersfield Town 4 (0)
1992 Shrewsbury Town 2 (0)
1992 Cardiff City 1 (0)
1992–1993 Michelotti
1994–1995 Hartlepool United 4 (1)
1995 Bath City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:24, 13 April 2008 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Walsh (born 9 December 1956 in Hartlepool) is a retired English footballer, who played as a striker. He spent much of his career with Bristol City and Darlington, where he was the club's record goalscorer. He won two Süper Lig championships in Turkey with Beşiktaş.

Early and personal life[edit]

Walsh was born to June (née Stockton) and John Walsh. He has one younger sister, Terry. His son, Phil is also a footballer who has played in the Football League for Dagenham & Redbridge and Barnet. His eldest daughter, Kayte, married actor Kelsey Grammer in February 2011.


Walsh started his career in 1977 with Middlesbrough, but moved to Darlington the following year. He spent six years at the club, where he became the club's record goalscorer, with 87 goals in the league and 100 overall.

In 1984 he joined Bristol City, where he amassed 218 league appearances, winning their player of the season award in 1987-88. He moved to Turkish club Beşiktaş in 1989, where he won two Süper Lig titles, before finishing his professional career back in the English Football League with short spells at Walsall, Huddersfield Town, Shrewsbury Town and Cardiff City.

On 19 October 2011 he left his job as the development coach with Bristol City. He is currently youth-team coach at Bristol Rovers.[1]


1990, 1991[2]