Alan Irvine (footballer, born 1962)

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Alan Irvine
Personal information
Full name Alan James Irvine[1]
Date of birth (1962-11-29) 29 November 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Broxburn, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1980 Blackburn United ? (?)
1980–1982 Hibernian 0 (0)
1982–1986 Falkirk 110 (18)
1986–1987 Liverpool 2 (0)
1987–1988 Dundee United 7 (0)
1988–1989 Shrewsbury Town 37 (6)
1989–1990 Mazda 21 (10)
1990–1992 St Mirren 39 (3)
1992–1993 Portadown
1993–1995 East Fife 44 (9)
Total 239 (36)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan James Irvine (born 29 November 1962 in Broxburn) is a Scottish former football player, who played as a striker for a number of clubs in Scotland, England, Japan and Northern Ireland.


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.

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  1. ^ "Alan Irvine". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 

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