Alan Jackson (footballer)

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Alan Jackson
Personal information
Full name Alan Jackson
Date of birth (1938-08-22) 22 August 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
1953–1957 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 (1)
1959–1963 Bury 124 (43)
1963–1964 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Jackson (born 22 August 1938) is an English former professional footballer, who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bury and Brighton.

Career[edit]

Jackson joined Wolverhampton Wanderers as a youngster in 1953. He spent his early professional days in the reserves before finally making his league debut on 7 April 1958 in a 2–0 win at Arsenal. He played in the return game staged just 24 hours later, in a season that saw the club win the league title.

An injury to Jimmy Murray gave Jackson his only other appearances for Wolves during November 1958. He appeared in two further league games (scoring once) and in their first-ever European Cup tie, where he again scored, against Schalke 04.

He was sold to Bury in 1959, where he played the vast majority of his games. He netted 43 goals over four seasons at Gigg Lane before moving to Brighton and Hove Albion. He spent just one full season with the Seagulls before dropping into the non-league with Burton Albion.

After his career in football he became a Junior school teacher. During the 1970s he taught second year juniors at Overseal County Primary school, Woodville Road, Overseal.

References[edit]

  • Matthews, Tony (2001). The Wolves Who's Who. West Midlands: Britespot. ISBN 1-904103-01-4.