Alan Deakin

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Alan Deakin
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-11-27) 27 November 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth Balsall Heath, England
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
?–1959 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1970 Aston Villa 231 (9)
1969–1972 Walsall 50 (0)
1972–1974 Tamworth
National team
? England under 23 team ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Deakin (born 27 November 1941 in Balsall Heath, Birmingham) was an English footballer during the 1960s. He was the captain of Aston Villa and also played for Walsall. He is the younger brother of Mike Deakin who also played in the Football League, most notably for Crystal Palace.[1]


Deakin signed for the club as a 15-year-old. He became a regular in the side during the 1960–61 season and collected a League Cup winners' tankard at the start of the following season. He broke his ankle during the 1964–65 season, but recovered to skipper the side for the 1966–67 season. Deakin also played for the England under 23 team.[1]

Deakin left Villa Park for Walsall in 1969, having made 231 league appearances for the club and scored 9 goals. He went on to play 50 league games for Walsall before moving to Tamworth FC for a further 2 years of football then retiring in 1974.[2]

On retirement from the game he became a welder. He now lives in Aldridge in the West Midlands and has played for the Aston Villa "Old Stars".[3]


  1. ^ a b Purkiss, Mike; Sands, Nigel. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. The Breedon Books Publishing Company. p. 71. ISBN 0907969542. 
  2. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database
  3. ^ Birmingham Mail – Sport – The Aston Villa team of 1961: Where are they now?

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