Alan Barnett (footballer)

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Alan Barnett
Personal information
Full name Alan George Samuel Barnett
Date of birth (1934-11-04)4 November 1934
Place of birth Croydon, England
Date of death October 1978 (aged 43)
Place of death Portsmouth, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Croydon Amateurs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–58 Portsmouth 25 (0)
1958–63 Grimsby Town 116 (0)
1963–66 Exeter City 57 (0)
1966 Torquay United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alan George Samuel Barnett (4 November 1934 - October 1978) was an English former professional football goalkeeper.[2]

Alan Barnett began his career with local side Croydon Amateurs, from whom he joined Portsmouth in September 1955. He made 25 league appearances before moving to Grimsby Town in December 1958.

He played more regularly at Grimsby, making 116 league appearances before a move to Exeter City in July 1963. In his three seasons at Exeter he played 57 league games. His final move to a league club came in June 1966, but unable to dislodge first Gary McGuire and then John Dunn, left Plainmoor without making a first team appearance.


  • Mike Neasom, Mick Cooper & Doug Robinson (1984). Pompey: The History of Portsmouth Football Club. Milestone Publications. ISBN 0-903852-50-0.
  1. ^ Maurice Golesworthy, ed. (1965). Soccer Who's Who. London: The Sportsmans Book Club.
  2. ^ "Alan Barnett". Barry Hugman's Footballers Post-War Premier & Football League Players' Records. Retrieved 22 September 2015.