Alan Gilzean

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Alan Gilzean
Personal information
Full name Alan John Gilzean
Date of birth (1938-10-22)22 October 1938
Place of birth Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland
Date of death 8 July 2018(2018-07-08) (aged 79)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1957 Dundee Violet
1957–1964 Dundee 190 (169)
1959Aldershot (loan) 0 (0)
1964–1974 Tottenham Hotspur 343 (93)
1974–1975 Highlands Park
National team
1960–1964 Scottish League XI[1] 3 (1)
1963–1971 Scotland 22 (12)
Teams managed
1975–1976 Stevenage Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alan John Gilzean (22 October 1938 – 8 July 2018) was a Scottish professional football player. He was active in the 1960s and 1970s. He played for Dundee and Tottenham Hotspur. He also appeared in 22 international games for Scotland.

His son Ian also became a professional football player.

Gilzean died on 8 July 2018, having been diagnosed with brain cancer a few weeks earlier, aged 79.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alan Gilzean". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  2. "Alan Gilzean: Former Tottenham & Dundee striker dies aged 79". BBC Sport. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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