Alan Willey


Alan Willey

Football player infobox


playername = Alan Willey
fullname = Alan Willey
nickname = The Artful Dodger
height =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1956|10|18
cityofbirth = Houghton-le-Spring
countryofbirth = England
currentclub =
position = Striker
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1974–1976
1976–1981
1981–1983
1984–1987
clubs = Middlesbrough
Minnesota Kicks
Montreal Manic
Minnesota Strikers
caps(goals) = 049 0(7)
146 (87)
094 (40)
024 (15)
nationalyears =
nationalteam =
nationalcaps(goals) =

Alan Willey (born October 18, 1956 at Houghton-le-Spring, England) was a soccer player originally from England who spent most of his playing career in the United States. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The second-leading goal scorer in the history of the NASL (North American Soccer League), Alan played most of his career with the Minnesota Kicks and was inducted to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003. Willey began his career with English football club, Middlesbrough in 1974. In the NASL he played for the Minnesota Kicks (1976 to 1981), the Montreal Manic (1982 to 1983) and the Minnesota Strikers (1984).

He finished his NASL career with 129 goals in 238 games and an additional 13 goals in 26 play-off games. He memorably scored five goals in a play-off game against the New York Cosmos in 1978. His nickname was 'The Artful Dodger'.

External links

* [http://www.soccerhall.org/famers/Alan_Willey.htm National Hall of Fame profile]


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