Alan Lithgow

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Alan Lithgow
Personal information
Full name Alan Lithgow
Date of birth (1988-03-12) 12 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Livingston
Number 4
Youth career
East Kilbride Burgh
2004–2005 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Heart of Midlothian 0 (0)
2008 Stirling Albion (loan) 3 (0)
2008–2011 Clyde 76 (8)
2011–2013 Dumbarton 63 (5)
2013–2014 Ayr United 34 (0)
2014–2015 Stenhousemuir 34 (1)
2015–2016 Airdrieonians 36 (3)
2016– Livingston 9 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Scotland U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:42, 8 August 2016 (UTC).

Alan Lithgow (born 12 March 1988) is a Scottish professional association football player who currently plays for Scottish League One side Livingston.

Career[edit]

Born in Bellshill, Lithgow began his professional career with Heart of Midlothian, joining from youth side East Kilbride Burgh in 2004.

Lithgow made his competitive debut for Hearts in a 4–0 League Cup win over Alloa Athletic in September 2006, appearing as a second-half substitute for the injured Hristos Karipidis.[1] This was not, however, Lithgow's first involvement with the first team squad: he was an unused substitute on his 17th birthday back in the 2004–05 season, when a flu epidemic forced the Edinburgh club to promote numerous members of their under-19 side to the first team squad for a match with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[2]

He made three appearances for Stirling Albion in a loan spell during the latter part of the 2007–08 season.

He was released by Hearts in August 2008. He trained with Clyde, and appeared in reserve team matches, before signing a short term deal until the end of the year on 29 October 2008.[3] He made his Clyde debut in a 2–2 draw with St Johnstone in November 2008.[4] Lithgow's contract was terminated in June 2009, following Clyde's relegation and financial troubles,[5] however, in July 2009, he signed a new one-month contract with the club.[6] Lithgow was in fine form for Clyde during the season, and ended the campaign winning three Player of the Year awards.[7] Following relegation to the Third Division, Lithgow turned down the offer of a new contract, and left the club in May 2010.[8] Despite a trial with Greenock Morton FC, he was not offered a full-time contract and returned to Clyde for the 2010–11 season. He rejected the offer of a new contract in May 2011, and left the club again.[9]

On 21 June 2011, Lithgow signed a contract with Dumbarton, in two seasons he made 63 league appearances and scored a total of five goals for the club.

In the summer of 2013 he signed for Ayr United. In 2014, Lithgow signed for Stenhousemuir, staying with the side for one season before joining Scottish League One rivals Airdrieonians in June 2015.[10]

On 16 May 2016, Lithgow joined Scottish League One side Livingston.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 October 2016
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2005–06 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stirling Albion (loan) 2007–08 Scottish First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Clyde 2008–09 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
2009–10 Scottish Second Division 32 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 34 4
2010–11 Scottish Third Division 22 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 23 3
Total 76 8 2 0 2 0 1 0 81 8
Dumbarton 2011–12 Scottish Second Division 32 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 34 4
2012–13 Scottish First Division 31 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 34 1
Total 63 5 1 0 3 0 1 0 68 5
Ayr United 2013–14 Scottish League One 34 0 3 1 1 0 3 0 41 1
Stenhousemuir 2014–15 34 1 1 0 2 1 5 1 42 3
Airdrieonians 2014–15 36 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 41 3
Livingston 2016–17 8 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 14 0
Career Total 254 17 9 1 14 1 13 1 290 20

Personal life[edit]

In December 2008, Lithgow's name was placed on the sex offenders' register for offences which took place in August and October 2007.[12] The charges were related to Lithgow exposing himself and performing indecent acts to women on four separate occasions in Airdrie and Edinburgh.[13] In January 2009, Lithgow avoided a custodial sentence after admitting to the charges against him, however, he was put on probation for three years and ordered to carry out 240 hours of community service.[14][15]

Honours[edit]

Livingston

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alloa Athletic 0–4 Hearts, BBC Sport, 20 September 2006.
  2. ^ Kiddie, Paul. Birthday boy gets slice of the cake, Edinburgh Evening News, 15 March 2005.
  3. ^ Lithgow signs short term deal Clyde FC Official Website – Retrieved 29 October 2008
  4. ^ Clyde 2–2 St Johnstone BBC Sport – Retrieved 15 November 2008
  5. ^ "Club Statement – Players Contracts". clydefc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "One month deals for trio". clydefc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Alan takes trio of awards". clydefc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 9 May 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Rebuilding begins". clydefc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Player news". clydefc.co.uk. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Lithgow joins the Diamonds". airdriefc.com. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  11. ^ http://livingstonfc.co.uk/two-new-faces-arrive/
  12. ^ "Footballer admits flashing women". BBC News. BBC. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Sex pest football player facing jail". Evening Times. Herald & Times Group. 18 December 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "Player branded 'a nasty pervert'". BBC News. BBC. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "Professional footballer avoids jail after admittings sex offences". STV News. STV. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Livingston 2–1 Alloa Athletic". Livingston F.C. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 

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