Alan Campbell (Irish footballer)

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Alan Campbell
Personal information
Full name Alan Christopher Campbell
Date of birth (1960-08-10) 10 August 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1984 Shamrock Rovers 129 (71)
1984–1986 Racing de Santander 63 (15)
1986–1987 CD Logroñés 32 (9)
1987–1989 Berchem ? (?)
1989–1990 Dundee 15 (2)
1990–1992 Forfar Athletic 20 (4)
National team
1984 League of Ireland XI 1 (0)
1985 Republic of Ireland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Campbell (born 10 August 1960 in Dublin, Ireland) is a former professional football player.

He played for Shamrock Rovers, Racing de Santander (63 apps 15 goals), CD Logroñés (32 apps 9 goals), Berchem Sport,[1] Dundee[1] and Forfar Athletic[1] and also played for the Republic of Ireland national football team on three occasions.[2]

After joining Santander, AS Roma were reportedly interested in signing him.[3]

He made his Rovers debut on 11 October 1978 in the Leinster Senior Cup and scored twice in a 5-1 win over St. Francis. He made his League of Ireland debut at Galway on 18 March 1979 scoring once in a 2-0 win. Campbell made 4 appearances in European competition, scoring once.[4] as well as one Inter-League cap. He was also the League of Ireland top goalscorer in the 1979–80 season with 22 goals.[5]

After three years in Spain he turned down a move to Glasgow Celtic to play in Belgium in 1987.[6]

He now lives in Dundee, Scotland with his wife and two daughters, Nicola Campbell (born 1989) and Clara Campbell (born 1987).


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