Alan Irvine (footballer, born 1962)
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|Full name||Alan James Irvine|
|Date of birth||29 November 1962|
|Place of birth||Broxburn, Scotland|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Irvine began his career with Blackburn United, but was also on Schoolboy forms with Hibernian, before signing at 16 on professional forms until 18. Irvine failed to make a senior appearance for the Easter Road side and moved to Whitburn Juniors, before joining Falkirk in 1983. After four years, and over 100 league appearances for the Bairns, Irvine moved to Liverpool. However, he would make just four appearances during his time on Merseyside, one of which was as a second-half substitute in Liverpool's Littlewoods Cup quarter-final win against Everton at Goodison Park.
A similarly short spell at Dundee United followed, before fifteen months at Shrewsbury Town. In 1989, Irvine moved to Japanese club Mazda, but returned to Scotland in 1990 with St Mirren, playing just under 40 times for the Buddies. Irvine then spent time with Northern Irish side Portadown, where his achilles tendon rupture side-lined him for two years. Alex Totten signed Irvine for a second time, beginning a final two-year playing spell with East Fife, where he retired from playing in 1995.
- "Alan Irvine". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 February 2017.