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Alan A'Court

Liverpool FC

5 appearances, 1 debut goal

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

1957-58

disciplined: none
captain:
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, London, 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 Championship
1957-58, 1958-59;
Team honours British Championship shared 1957-58, 1958-59;
Individual honours England U23 (five appearances, one goal, 1956-58)
England B
(two appearances, May 1958)
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 ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
5 5 5 5 0 0 450 1 450 min 1 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

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

Match History

Age 22 under 23  
one appearance - France October 1956
B  
two appearances - Bulgaria & Czechoslovakia May 1957; party member - Romania May 1957
under 23  
one appearance - Bulgaria September 1957
 
Age 23    
one appearance - Romania October 1957
 

 Club: Liverpool F.C. - five full appearances (450 min) 1ᵍ manager: Walter Winterbottom - five full appearances (450 min) 1ᵍx

1 316 6 November 1957 - England 2 Northern Ireland 3
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HL BC 60 11
 

under 23  
two appearances - Scotland January 1958 & Wales April 1958
320 11 May 1958 - Yugoslavia 5 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd
tour
AL reserve
321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1, Lenin Stadium, Moskva AD
 
WCF
outside-left 21x
322 8 June 1958 - England 2 USSR 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg ND squad member
2 323 11 June 1958 - Brazil 0 England 0
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg
ND  
3 324 15 June 1958 - England 2 Austria 2
Ryavallen Stadion, Borås
ND  
4 325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg
NL  
    

Age 24
5 328 26 November 1958 - England 2 Wales 2
Villa Park, Birmingham
HD BC   11
 

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