23rd June 1956
Exeter-born Alan Hooker made fifty league appearances for Exeter City in the mid-1970s including thirteen of the first eighteen games when the club won promotion in 1977. He later played for Bideford and the successful Exmouth team of the 1980s.From Budleigh Salterton, Hooker joined Exeter City as an apprentice becoming a full professional in July 1974. Hooker made his league debut for the Grecians in a 2-0 defeat at Brentford in December 1974. He went on to complete nine outings for the City that season. He started the 1975-76 season off filling the left-back slot and added a further 28 league games to his tally. He also featured in the first half of the 1976-77 promotion season, making a further 13 appearances.
After leaving the Grecians in the summer of 1977, Hooker signed for Bideford. He was to later play a major part in the success of Exmouth Town in the 1980s, captaining the side on several occasions. Hooker also played for Weston-Super-Mare in 1992-93. Working for Clark’s Shoes in Exmouth, he later transferred to their factory in Street and played for Bridgwater Town where he became joint manager in 1994, a position he held until the 1999- 2000 season. He then became player-manager of Street in the Western League where he continued to live.
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