Brian Alderson

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Brian Alderson
Personal information
Full name Brian Alderson
Date of birth (1950-05-05)5 May 1950
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Date of death 23 April 1997(1997-04-23) (aged 46)
Playing position Winger, striker
Youth career
Lochee Harp
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1975 Coventry City 127 (29)
1975–1978 Leicester City 90 (9)
1978–1979 New England Tea Men 47 (7)
1979–1980 New England Tea Men (indoor) 9 (7)
1980–1981 Atlanta Chiefs 62 (7)
1980–1981 Atlanta Chiefs (indoor) 16 (15)
1981–1982 New Jersey Rockets (indoor) 32 (7)
National team
1973 Scotland U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Brian Alderson (5 May 1950 – 23 April 1997) was a Scottish footballer. He predominantly played as a winger, but was also able to play as a striker.

Alderson, who was born in Dundee, began his career with local youth side Lochee Harp before becoming a professional with Coventry City. He made his league debut against Chelsea on 20 September 1970. Alderson spent five years at Highfield Road, twice finishing as Coventry's top goalscorer, before moving to Leicester City in mid-1975. He spent three years with Leicester, although he was no longer a regular during his final season, 1977–78, owing to injury.

In 1978 Noel Cantwell, who had managed Alderson during his spell at Coventry, invited him to play for the newly formed New England Tea Men of the North American Soccer League. Alderson spent two years at the club before concluding his outdoor career with a two-year spell at the Atlanta Chiefs. He ended his career playing indoor football for the New Jersey Rockets.

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