Alan Vest

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Alan Vest
Vest Sarawak.jpg
Alan Vest in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth 1939 (age 77–78)
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
SFDP (Technical Director)[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 Barnsley 0 (0)
1961–1962 King's Lynn ? (1)
1962–1963 Boston United 19 (8)
1963–1965 Spalding United
1965–? Worksop Town
Rugby Town
?–1973 Gisborne City
1974–1977 Perth Azzurri
1978 Newcastle KB United 1 (0)
National team
1972–1973 New Zealand 17 (6)
Teams managed
? Rugby Town
? Rochdale United
1974 Western Australian Director of Coaching
1974–1975 New Brighton[2]
1978–1981 Newcastle KB United
1982–1983 West Adelaide SC
1992–1998 Sarawak FA
1999–2000 Geylang United
2001–2005 Perth Glory Assistant Manager
2005–2006 Perth Glory "Interim Manager"
2006 Inglewood United
2009 ECU Joondalup
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alan Vest (born 1939) is an English-born New Zealand former football player and manager from Barnsley, England. He currently resides in Perth, Australia.


Vest had a notable playing career, scoring on his full international debut for the All Whites in a 4-1 win over New Caledonia on 17 September 1972[3] and ended his international playing career with 17 A-international caps and 6 goals to his credit,[4][5] his final cap being in a 0-0 draw with Iran on 12 August 1973.[3]

Vest first coached Rugby Town in the 1960s and then Rochdale United. It is in Australia where Vest has made his mark with the Yorkshire-man coaching NSL teams when they were at their peak in the 1970s. After stints in New Zealand and in Perth as a director of coaching at the Football Federation of Western Australia. Vest spent time in Asia with Sarawak and Geylang United before returning to Australia.[6]

Managerial honours[edit]

Sarawak FA
Perth Glory FC


  1. ^ –White Rajah of footballer
  2. ^ Hilton, T. (1991) An association with soccer. Auckland: The New Zealand Football Association. ISBN 0-473-01291-X. p. 90
  3. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 

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