Alan Whittle

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Position:
MF
D.o.B: 10/03/1950
Birthplace: Liverpool
Appearances: 88 (3)
Goals: 28
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Whittle was a product of the academy and debuted for the first-team in 1967 at the age of just 17.

In five years at Everton Whittle only made 74 appearances, although he also amassed an impressive 21 goals. Despite his eye for goal, he found it difficult to establish himself in such a star-studded team.

In December 1972 Whittle was sold to Crystal Palace for a then large fee of £100,000. Whittle spent four years at Palace but his stay was dogged by injury and bad form, leading him to fall out of favour with then coach Malcolm Allison. His flair made him a fan favourite at Selhurst Park though and he made a century of appearances for The Eagles.

He then spent one season at Leyton Orient scoring 6 goals in 50 appearances. He surprised many by spending one season at Iranian outfit Persepolis in the 1977/78. However because of the Iranian Revolution and collapse of the national league Whittle had no choice but to leave Iran.

He returned to the UK at Bournemouth at the age of 30 making just 9 appearances for the club. A move to Australia followed where he played for a year before returning to non-league side Gravesend & Northfleet in 1982 ending a career for Whittle that had started with such promise but was dogged by injury and sporadic form.

Career Stats - Alan Whittle (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1967 1968 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1968 1969 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 2
1969 1970 15 11 1 0 2 0 0 0 18 11
1970 1971 24 7 2 1 0 0 4 (1) 1 31 (1) 10
1971 1972 18 (1) 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 23 (1) 2
1972 1973 5 (1) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 (1) 3
Total 72 (2) 21 7 3 4 2 4 (1) 1 88 (3) 28
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 16/03/1968 11/11/1972 88 (3) 28

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