Alan Gough

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alan Gough
Personal information
Full name Alan Gough
Date of birth (1971-03-10) 10 March 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Watford, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Newbridge Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Portsmouth 0 (0)
1992–1993 Fulham 3 (0)
1993 Gillingham 0 (0)
1993–1994 Galway United 27 (0)
1994–1999 Shelbourne 158 (0)
1999–2002 Glentoran 103 (0)
2002–2003 Derry City 49 (0)
2004–2007 Galway United 104 (0)
2008 Bray Wanderers 22 (0)
2009 Longford Town 4 (0)
Total 470 (0)
National team
1988–1991 Republic of Ireland U21 5 (0)
1988 Republic of Ireland U19 1 (0)
Teams managed
2009 Longford Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Gough (born 10 March 1971 in Watford) is an Irish football player and manager. He is the former Longford Town player manager.

His clubs included Portsmouth, Galway United, Fulham, Shelbourne, Glentoran, Derry City and Bray Wanderers.

Gough began his career initially as an apprentice with Portsmouth before moving to Ireland with Galway United. After eighteen months with Galway, he joined Shelbourne, with whom he spent five highly successful seasons. In the 1996 FAI Cup Final he was sent off at Lansdowne Road.[1]

In July 1999, Gough made the switch to Glentoran and had an excellent first season, winning three winners medals in the process. He was in terrific form in the Irish Cup Final and played a large part in the victory. He finished his career as team-captain at Galway United at the end of the 2006 season but continued to play in 2007 as an emergency goalkeeper as well as his assistant manager role. On 31 March 2008, he was sacked from Galway United along with the rest of the management team.

He won numerous major honours both north and south of the Irish border. They include five under-21 international caps with the Republic of Ireland in the early 1990s, youth caps, FAI Cup medals and League Cup medals.

On 22 May 2008 he was signed by Bray Wanderers as a player.[2]

On 22 December 2008 he was announced as the new Manager of Longford Town.[3] While managing Longford Gough was forced to don the goalkeeping gloves for a spell due to the lack of a regular custodian[4]

Alan Gough resigned[5] as manager of Longford on 24 May 2009 following a poor run of results.


Derry City


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Bray Sign Gough, retrieved 28 April 2009 
  3. ^ Alan Gough appointed new Longford Town manager, retrieved 28 April 2009 
  4. ^ Longford Town 0 – 1 Athlone Town, retrieved 28 April 2009 
  5. ^ Alan Gough resigns as Longford Town manager –, retrieved 24 May 2009 

External links[edit]