Alan White (footballer)

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Alan White
Personal information
Full name Alan White[1]
Date of birth (1976-03-22) 22 March 1976 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Darlington, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Darlington 1883
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
1997–2000 Luton Town 79 (3)
1999 Colchester United (loan) 4 (0)
2000–2004 Colchester United 140 (4)
2004–2005 Leyton Orient 26 (0)
2005–2006 Boston United 48 (4)
2006–2007 Notts County 35 (5)
2007 Peterborough United (loan) 7 (3)
2007–2009 Darlington 75 (3)
2009–2010 Luton Town 16 (0)
2010 Darlington (loan) 24 (1)
2010 Stalybridge Celtic 6 (0)
2010–2011 Gateshead 3 (0)
2011 Blyth Spartans 16 (3)
2012–2014 Harrogate Town 7 (2)
2014 Darlington 1883 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:57, 3 March 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan White (born 22 March 1976) is an English footballer who plays for Darlington 1883. He has made over 400 appearances in the Football League.

Career[edit]

Born in Darlington, County Durham,[1] White began his career as a trainee at Middlesbrough in 1995, but his only first-team appearance came in the Anglo-Italian Cup[2] before joining Luton Town in September 1997 for a fee of £40,000, where he made over 80 league appearances in three seasons.[3] He had a one-month loan spell with Colchester United in December 1999[3] and later joined Colchester on a free transfer in July 2000.[4]

White made 166 appearances for Colchester in four seasons, scoring four goals, and was voted player of the year in the 2003–04 season.[5] He rejected the offer of a new contract with the U's and instead joined Leyton Orient in June 2004 on a two-year deal.[6] However, he was allowed to leave nine months later and joined Boston United in March 2005 on a one-year contract, with Boston manager Steve Evans stating, "I'm delighted to get Alan on board. He was outstanding for Colchester United last season and is a great competitor."[7]

At the end of his Boston contract in June 2006, White joined Notts County on a free transfer,[8] where he was made club captain.[9] Nine months later, he joined Peterborough United on loan for the remainder of the 2006–07 season[9] and then was one of six players released by Notts County at the end of the season.[10]

White joined his hometown club Darlington on 15 May 2007.[11] By the end of the 2008–09 season, White had made 85 league and cup appearances for Darlington.[3] Darlington entered administration in February 2008, and White was told he would be free to leave the club at the end of the season.[12] He subsequently re-joined Luton Town on a two-year contract on 8 June 2009.[13] He played 24 games for the club before being placed on the transfer list at Luton on 12 January 2010. Three days later he re-joined Darlington on loan for the rest of the 2009–10 season.[14] He made 24 appearances as Darlington were relegated from The Football League, picking up just 30 points from 46 games.

On 27 August 2010, White was released by Luton.[15] He was picked up by Stalybridge Celtic and made his debut against Alfreton Town on 2 October 2010.[16] White made 8 league and cup appearances for Stalybridge before signing for Gateshead on a monthly contract on 18 November 2010.[17] White made his debut for Gateshead on 20 November 2010 in a 1–1 draw with Forest Green Rovers.[18] White scored his first goal for Gateshead on 14 December 2010 against Southport in the FA Trophy.[19] On 8 February 2011, Gateshead announced that they had released White.[20]

On 11 February 2011, White signed for Blyth Spartans.[21] He made his debut on 15 February 2011 against Alfreton Town, scoring an own goal in a 2–1 defeat.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 April 2011
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough 1994–95[2] 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1995–96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996–97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Luton Town 1997–98[23] 28 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 32 1
1998–99[24] 32 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 37 1
1999–2000[25] 19 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 1
Colchester United (loan) 1999–2000[26] 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Colchester United 2000–01[27] 32 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 37 0
2001–02[28] 33 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 35 3
2002–03[29] 42 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 44 0
2003–04[30] 33 1 6 0 2 0 5 0 46 0
Total 144 4 8 0 8 0 7 0 167 4
Leyton Orient 2004–05[31] 26 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 31 0
Boston United 2004–05[32] 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2005–06[33] 37 4 3 0 1 0 1 1 42 5
Total 48 4 3 0 1 0 1 1 53 5
Notts County 2006–07[34] 35 5 1 0 3 0 1 0 40 5
Peterborough United (loan) 2006–07[35] 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
Darlington 2007–08[36] 35 1 2 0 1 0 3 0 41 1
2008–09[37] 40 2 1 0 0 0 3 2 44 4
Luton Town 2009–10[38] 16 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 22 1
Total 95 3 7 1 5 0 5 0 112 4
Darlington (loan) 2009–10[39] 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Total 99 4 3 0 1 0 6 2 109 6
Stalybridge Celtic 2010–11[16] 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Gateshead 2010–11[40] 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
Blyth Spartans 2010–11 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
Career totals 470 26 26 1 19 0 25 4 540 31
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy, Football League Trophy and Anglo-Italian Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 436. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b Stoddart, Craig (11 October 2008). "White cashing in on new team-mate's delivery". Darlington & Stockton Times. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Alan White". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Football transfers". BBC Sport. 22 August 2000. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Whitey's Mind Games". Colchester United F.C. 24 May 2004. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "White makes Orient switch". BBC Sport. 2 June 2004. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "White completes move to Pilgrims". BBC Sport. 4 March 2005. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  8. ^ "Thompson signs five". Sky Sports. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Peterborough bag midfielder White". BBC Sport. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  10. ^ "Notts County release six players". BBC Sport. 8 May 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  11. ^ "Quakers swoop for defensive duo". BBC Sport. 15 May 2007. Archived from the original on 19 May 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2007. 
  12. ^ "Quakers strife saddens White". football.co.uk. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  13. ^ "Defender White returns to Luton". BBC Sport. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  14. ^ "White departs for Quakers". Luton Today (Johnston Press). 15 January 2010. Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  15. ^ "White leaves Town". Luton Town F.C. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  16. ^ a b "Stalybridge Celtic – Alan White – Player information". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  17. ^ "Gateshead sign central defender White". Gateshead F.C. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  18. ^ "Gateshead 1–1 Forest Green Rovers". Gateshead F.C. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  19. ^ "Gateshead 2 Southport 2". The Journal. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  20. ^ "Tavernier loan to Gateshead is extended". Evening Chronicle. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  21. ^ "Spartans Sign Colourful Duo". Blyth Spartans A.F.C. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  22. ^ "Alfreton Town 2 Blyth Spartans 1 (Match Report)". Blyth Spartans A.F.C. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011. 
  23. ^ "Luton 1997/1998 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  24. ^ "Luton 1998/1999 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  25. ^ "Luton 1999/2000 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  26. ^ "Colchester 1999/2000 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  27. ^ "Colchester 2000/2001 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  28. ^ "Colchester 2001/2002 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  29. ^ "Colchester 2002/2003 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  30. ^ "Colchester 2003/2004 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  31. ^ "Leyton Orient 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  32. ^ "Boston Utd 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  33. ^ "Boston Utd 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  34. ^ "Notts Co 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  35. ^ "Peterborough 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  36. ^ "Darlington 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  37. ^ "Darlington 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  38. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Luton 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
    "Luton vs Grays Ath". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
    "Cambridge vs Luton". Sportbox.tv. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  39. ^ "Darlington 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  40. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Gateshead 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
    "Gateshead 2–2 Southport". Gateshead F.C. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 

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