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Alan Shackleton

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Position Centre forward
Born 03 Feb 1934, Padiham (England)
Height 180 cm
Weight 72 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Burnley 01 May 1954 31 Oct 1958 31 18 £8000
Leeds United 31 Oct 1958 01 Sep 1959 31 17  
Everton 01 Sep 1959 01 Jun 1960 26 10  
Nelson 01 Jun 1960 01 Aug 1961     £1200
Oldham Athletic 01 Aug 1961 01 Jun 1962 10 7  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1958 - 1959 2816 11 0  0  0 
1959 - 1960 2  0  0  0  0 
Total 3016 11 0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Picked up from Burnley for £8000, Shackleton got off to a good start at Leeds, including an early hat-trick, but he was allowed to move to Everton and found his scoring touch deserting him. After spells with Nelson and Oldham, he left the professional ranks and played non-league football in the south.

Martin Slater says: I know alans son who lives with him in bromley Common he is a top bloke and a good laugh and by the sounds of it a top striker

Eddy Kenny says: Alan Shackelton was the best man at my wedding 50 years ago on the 12th of june this year. I would like to get intouch with him and hear from him.

Jess Shackleton says: I know that Alan is a very down to earth man and i love him dearly as he is my dad. He was a legend and still is with all the stories he still tells me to this day.


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