Alan Philpott

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alan Philpott
Personal information
Full name Alan Philpott[1]
Date of birth (1942-11-08)8 November 1942
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 26 May 2009(2009-05-26) (aged 66)[1]
Place of death Fenton, Staffordshire, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1968 Stoke City 45 (1)
1968–1970 Oldham Athletic 31 (1)
Stafford Rangers
Eastwood Hanley
Total 76 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Philpott (8 November 1942 – 26 May 2009) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Oldham Athletic and Stoke City.[1]

Career[edit]

Philpott was born in Stoke-on-Trent and joined Stoke City's youth ranks in 1960.[1] He made his debut for the "Potters" on the final day of the 1960–61 season against Liverpool at the Victoria Ground.[1] He was a regular in the reserves and in the first team he played twice in 1961–62 and once in 1962–63 but failed to make an appearance in 1963–64.[1] He showed useful versatility in 1964–65 where he played 17 games in a number of positions, scoring once against Nottingham Forest.[1] Philpott made three appearances in 1965–66 scoring in a League Cup match against Chesterfield.[1] He broke into the first team in 1966–67 making 27 appearances but found himself back in the reserves in 1967–68 and was sold to Oldham Athletic by Tony Waddington.[1] He joined up with a number of former Stoke players at Boundary Park including manager Jimmy McIlroy where he spent two seasons making 33 appearances scoring once in his second to last game against Barrow. He returned to Staffordshire and played for non-league Stafford Rangers and Eastwood Hanley before having a spell as youth coach at Port Vale. He later became a cricket umpire in North Staffordshire and was umpiring a game when he suffered a fatal heart attack on 26 May 2009.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City[1] 1960–61 Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1961–62 Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1962–63 Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1963–64 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964–65 First Division 12 1 0 0 4 0 17 1
1965–66 First Division 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
1966–67 First Division 26 0 1 0 0 0 27 0
1967–68 First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 45 1 1 0 6 1 52 2
Oldham Athletic 1967–68 Third Division 20 0 1 0 0 0 21 0
1968–69 Third Division 11 1 0 0 2 0 13 1
Total 31 1 1 0 2 0 33 1
Career total 76 2 2 0 8 1 85 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ "Hundreds mourn Stoke City star Alan Philpott". The Sentinel. Retrieved 10 February 2013.