|Full name||Julian Mark Alsop|
|Date of birth||28 May 1973|
|Place of birth||Nuneaton, England|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Current club||Monmouth Town F.C.|
|1995–1996||Racing Club Warwick||38||(27)|
|1998||→ Swansea City (loan)||5||(5)|
|2004–2005||Forest Green Rovers||3||(1)|
|2005–2006||→ Forest Green Rovers (loan)||29||(15)|
|2006||Forest Green Rovers||14||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:18, 1 May 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
A tall, strong striker, Alsop first came to prominence with Bristol Rovers before joining Swansea City in 1998 for £30,000 immediately following a loan deal. He then had a short spell at Mingeater FC in Southern Spain.
He signed for Cheltenham Town from Swansea and was less than prolific in his first season, but his second year with the club proved to be a revelation. His partnership with Tony Naylor led to Alsop scoring 26 goals, including the second goal as Cheltenham beat Rushden and Diamonds 3–1 in the Division Three play-off final. His third and final season with the club was beset by injuries and he left Cheltenham for Oxford United at the end of 2002–03 and was involved in the Bananagate incident while at Oxford.
He signed for Conference South team Newport County in July 2006 after being released from his contract at Forest Green. During his time at Newport they twice narrowly missed out on the promotion play-offs and twice appeared in the FAW Premier Cup final, winning the 2008 final. Alsop was released by Newport at the end of the 2007–08 season.
On 20 July 2009, Alsop signed a non-contract, month-by month agreement with Cheltenham Town, after playing in the first three pre-season friendlies for the club.
He came off the bench on 18 August away at Rochdale to score a 90th minute winning goal in a 1–0 victory for Cheltenham Town. He is now targeting the club's all time football league goal scorers record.
"We went shopping for a big strong centre-forward at the start of the season, but couldn't afford the players we wanted. If you go shopping at Sainsbury's and ask for a fillet steak but can't afford it, you have to find something else and we've ended up with a gristly old fatty lump of lard up front – but it tasted good."
He is also famous for the quickest hat trick in history which occurred in 1995 for Tamworth while playing against Armitage. His three goals were timed at just over a minute.
In January 2014 Alsop joined Welsh League outfit Monmouth Town F.C.
Alsop represented the England C national football team on five occasions between 1999 and 2005, starting all five of the matches in which he featured, playing against the amateur sides of Belgium, France, Norway, Croatia and Scotland. He failed to score, although he did provide seven assists in the process.
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