- Alan West (footballer)
Alan West (born 1951 in Hyde) is an English footballer who played as a central midfielder.
West began his career at Burnley, a product of the club's prolific youth system. In 1973, he was set for a move to Sunderland but was told by medical staff that he had a condition which meant he would be cripped if he continued playing. He believed there was nothing wrong, and moved to
Luton Townthat year.
He spent eight seasons at Luton, becoming an important player as well as club captain. West made his name as a cultured midfielder who though not prolific was a fine passer of the ball. He was ever-present in his one top-flight season with the Hatters (1974-75). In 1976, he moved the
Minnesota Kicksof the North American Soccer League, playing with the team through the 1979 season. [http://www.nasljerseys.com/Players/W/West.Alan.htm] Moving to Millwall in 1981, West spent two seasons there before moving on to non-League football.
West is now a pastor at a local church in Luton, named
Luton Christian Fellowship.
* [http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/player/alanwest.htm Career Stats]
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