Crawford, Alan

Birth Date

30th October 1953


Rotherham, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

Alan Crawford, signed from Bristol City, played around thirty league games for Exeter City at the end of a 458-match, 98-goal Football League career during which he mainly appeared for Rotherham United. He also had a spell with Chesterfield before moving to Ashton Gate.

Alan played for his home town club Rotherham United, signing a full contract for them in October 1971 after completing his apprenticeship. A left winger, he boasted a good scoring record from the wing, most notably in the 1976-77 season when the Millers narrowly missed out on promotion to the Second Division. He also had a loan spell with Mansfield Town in January 1973.

After 49 goals in 237 league appearances for Rotherham, he moved to Chesterfield in August 1979. Alan spent three seasons at Saltergate adding 94 league appearances and scoring 20 goals. He then signed for Bristol City in August 1982 and had another three seasons with them playing in 92 league games and scoring seven goals.

The 32-year-old then moved to Exeter City on a free transfer in July 1985. His one-season stay at St James’ Park began with a debut against Port Vale at home. Fairly regular in the first team, Alan left the Grecians in the summer of 1986 to sign for Bath City.

Alan later went into coaching and served Bristol City, Blackpool, Stockport County, West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest, working notably for manager Gary Megson.


Exeter City league games only






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