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Alan A'Court

Liverpool FC

5 appearances, 1 goal

P 5 W 0 D 3 L 2 F 6: A 8
30% successful

1957-58

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Alan A'Court

Profile

Full name Alan A'Court
Born 30 September 1934 at Rainhill, Lancashire [registered in Prescot, December 1934]. To Arthur and Marion (née Thistlethwayte).  Attended Prescot Grammar School
Notes According to passenger lists, A'Court, of 4 Knowsley Road, Rainhill, was part of a group of Liverpool FC footballers that left Southampton, bound for New York, on 6 May 1953, on board the Queen Mary, under the mastership of C.I. Thompson.
Married to Alma Morris [registered in Prescot, June 1960].
Died 15 December 2009 in Nantwich, Cheshire, aged 75 years 77 days;
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 10st 7lbs, [1958]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Biographies My Life in Football - Alan A'Court with Ian Hargraves (Bluecoat Press, 2003)

Club Career

Club(s) Began with Prescot Cables and Prescot Celtic, before signing with Liverpool FC in September 1952. After 355 games and 61 goals, A'Court joined Tranmere Rovers FC in October 1964 for £4,500, where he played a further fifty games, scoring eleven.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1961-62;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances).
Distinctions A'Court is the youngest Liverpool player to make 200 league appearances for the club, aged 24 years and 89 days.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & LFChistory.net

Management Career

Club(s) After leaving Tranmere, A'Court became player-coach at Norwich City FC in July 1966.  He became the assistant manager at Chester FC in early 1969 and then became assistant manager at Crewe Alexandra FC until September 1969. Stoke City FC coach from 1970, becoming its caretaker manager in January 1978 for a month. He also had various coaching roles abroad, including Ndola United (Zambia) and New Zealand.

Source

The World Cup Who's Who 1950-2002.

England Career

Player number 764th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 316, 6 November 1957, England 2 Northern Ireland 3, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, aged 23 years 37 days.
Last match No. 328, 26 November 1958, England 2 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, aged 24 years 57 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1958;
British Championships
1957-58, 1958-59;
Team honours British Championships shared 1957-58, 1958-59;
Individual honours England U23 (seven appearances, one goal).
Distinctions A'Court achieved his distinctions with England, replacing the injured Tom Finney, whilst still a second division player.

Beyond England

Joined the sporting staff at North Staffordshire Polytechnic before running a newsagents in Birkenhead. - RedandWhiteKop.com

 

Alan A'Court - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 5 5 0 0 450 1 450 min 1 0 None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Alan A'Court - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 0 0 2.00 2.50 25.0 -1
Neutral - WCF 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
All 5 0 3 2 6 8 -2 2 1 1.20 1.60 30.0 -2

 

Alan A'Court - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1958 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
WCF All 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1957-58 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1958-59 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 0 0 2.00 2.50 25.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 2 1 0.667 1.00 33.3 -1
BC 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 0 0 2.00 2.50 25.0 -1
All 5 0 3 2 6 8 -2 2 1 1.20 1.60 30.0 -2

 

Alan A'Court - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 5 full capsx

Age 22
1 u23 17 October 1956 - England U23 0 France U23 0, Ashton Gate, Bristol Fr HW Start 11
2 u23 19 May 1957 - Bulgaria U23 2 England U23 1, Sofiya Tour AL Start 11
- u23 26 May 1957 - Romania U23 0 England U23 1, Stadional 23 August, Bucureşti AW squad member
3 u23 30 May 1957 - Czechoslovakia U23 0 England U23 2, Bratislava AW Start 11
4 u23 25 September 1957 - England U23 6 Bulgaria U23 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Fr HW Start 11
Age 23
5 u23 16 October 1957 - England U23 3 Romania U23 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 10
1 316 6 November 1957 - England 2 Northern Ireland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley HL BC Start 60 11
6 u23 15 January 1958 - England U23 3 Scotland U23 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HW Start 11
7 u23 23 April 1958 - Wales U23 2 England U23 1, The Racecourse, Wrexham Fr AL Start 11
2 323 11 June 1958 - Brazil 0 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg ND WCF Start 21
3 324 15 June 1958 - England 2 Austria 2, Ryavallen Stadion, Borås ND Start
4 325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg NL Start
Age 24
5 328 26 November 1958 - England 2 Wales 2, Villa Park, Birmingham HD BC Start 11

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