For the reviewer of children's books see Brian Alderson (writer)
|Full name||Brian Alderson|
|Date of birth||5 May 1950|
|Place of birth||Dundee, Scotland|
|Date of death||23 April 1997(aged 46)|
|Playing position||Winger, striker|
|1978–1979||New England Tea Men||47||(7)|
|1979–1980||New England Tea Men (indoor)||9||(7)|
|1980–1981||Atlanta Chiefs (indoor)||16||(15)|
|1981–1982||New Jersey Rockets (indoor)||32||(7)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Alderson, who was born in Dundee, began his career with local youth side Lochee Harp before becoming a professional with Coventry City. He made his league debut against Chelsea on 20 September 1970. Alderson spent five years at Highfield Road, twice finishing as Coventry's top goalscorer, before moving to Leicester City in mid-1975. He spent three years with Leicester, although he was no longer a regular during his final season, 1977–78, owing to injury.
In 1978 Noel Cantwell, who had managed Alderson during his spell at Coventry, invited him to play for the newly formed New England Tea Men of the North American Soccer League. Alderson spent two years at the club before concluding his outdoor career with a two-year spell at the Atlanta Chiefs. He ended his career playing indoor football for the New Jersey Rockets.
- Brian Alderson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
- Alderson's North American statistics at nasljerseys.com