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PLAYERS WHO PROGRESSED INTO LEAGUE FOOTBALL + CLUB & YEAR
ALF HORNE - WEST BROMWICH ALBION (1923)
JOHN MASON - PETERBOROUGH UNITED (1966)
JOHN TAYLOR - CHESTER (1970)
COLIN BRAZIER - WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (1976)
KEVAN ASTON - WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (1976)
RON GREEN - WALSALL (1977)
SEAN O'DRISCOLL - FULHAM (1979)
RICHARD O'KELLY - WALSALL (1980)
ALAN SMITH - LEICESTER CITY (1982)
DAVID KELLY - WALSALL (1983)
BRIAN PALGRAVE - WALSALL (1984)
NICK CUSACK - LEICESTER CITY (1987)
JOHN GAYLE - WIMBLEDON (1988 - Via Burton Albion)
STEVE COTTERILL - WIMBLEDON (1988 - Via Burton Albion)
DAVE BARNETT - COLCHESTER UNITED (1988 - Via Windsor & Eaton)
ANDY COMYN - ASTON VILLA (1989)
SIMON ROBINSON - BLACKPOOL (1990), WALSALL (1991)
DEAN STURRIDGE - DERBY COUNTY (1991 - Alvechurch Youth Team)
DARREN ROBERTS - WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (1992 - Via Burton Albion)
DANNY LEWIS - KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS (2004 - Via Studley)
RUSSELL PENN - BURTON ALBION (2009 - Via Kidderminster Harriers)

PLAYERS WHO PREVIOUSLY PLAYED FOR LEAGUE CLUBS FULL PLAYING CAREER + YEAR SIGNED
CHRIS GEDNEY (1966) - LINCOLN CITY
PETER ALDIS (1968) * - ASTON VILLA
JOHN OSBORNE (1973) - CHESTERFIELD, WEST BROMWICH ALBION, WALSALL
DENNIS ISHERWOOD (1974) - BIRMINGHAM CITY
DOUG DEVLIN (1980) - Wolverhampton Wanderers, WALSALL, DUNDALK, RAITH ROVERS
REG EDWARDS (1980) - PORT VALE
DENNIS FRY (1980) - SWINDON TOWN
PAUL WADDINGTON (1982) - WALSALL
JOHN LOVERIDGE (1982) - West Bromwich Albion, WALSALL
ADRIAN O'DOWD (1982) - Aston Villa, OXFORD UNITED
ANDY TAYLOR (1982) - Aston Villa, NORTHAMPTON TOWN
MALCOLM GOODMAN (1983) - HALIFAX TOWN
JOHN CHAMBERS (1984) * - ASTON VILLA, SOUTHEND UNITED
PAUL IVEY (1984) - BIRMINGHAM CITY, CHESTERFIELD
KEVIN COLLINS (1986) - SHREWSBURY TOWN
NEIL SPROSTON (1987) - BIRMINGHAM CITY
BRIAN WILLIAMS (1988) - BURY, QUEENS PARK RANGERS, SWINDON TOWN, BRISTOL ROVERS, BRISTOL CITY, SHREWSBURY TOWN
PETER EASTOE (1991) * - WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS, SWINDON TOWN, QUEENS PARK RANGERS, EVERTON, WEST BROMWICH ALBION, LEICESTER CITY, HUDDERSFIELD TOWN, WALSALL
GEORGE REILLY (1991) - NORTHAMPTON TOWN, CAMBRIDGE UNITED, WATFORD, NEWCASTLE UNITED, WEST BROMWICH ALBION
ROSS KNIGHT (2001) - INTER CARDIFF, BARRY TOWN, EBBW VALE AFC
PETER FRAIN (2004) * - West Bromwich Albion, MANSFIELD TOWN
SHAUN CUNNINGTON (2005) * - WREXHAM, GRIMSBY TOWN, SUNDERLAND, WEST BROMWICH ALBION, NOTTS COUNTY
JERMAINE HOLLIS (2005) - KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS
TIM CLARKE (2006) - Coventry City, HUDDERSFIELD TOWN, ROCHDALE, SHREWSBURY TOWN, YORK CITY, SCUNTHORPE UNITED, KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS
FRANCINO FRANCIS (2008) - WATFORD
PAUL HALL (2009) - TORQUAY UNITED, PORTSMOUTH, COVENTRY CITY, BURY, SHEFFIELD UNITED, WEST BROMWICH ALBION, WALSALL, RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS, TRANMERE ROVERS, CHESTERFIELD, WREXHAM & JAMAICA
DUANE DARBY (2009) - TORQUAY UNITED, DONCASTER ROVERS, HULL CITY, NOTTS COUNTY, RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS, SHREWSBURY TOWN

PLAYER MANAGER *


FORMER PLAYERS FULL LEAGUE PLAYING CAREERS
ALF HORNE - West Bromwich Albion, HULL CITY, SOUTHEND UNITED, MANCHESTER CITY, PRESTON NORTH END, LINCOLN CITY, MANSFIELD TOWN
JOHN MASON - PETERBOROUGH UNITED
JOHN TAYLOR - CHESTER, ROCHDALE, STOCKPORT COUNTY
COLIN BRAZIER - WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS, BIRMINGHAM CITY, LINCOLN CITY, WALSALL
KEVAN ASTON - Wolverhampton Wanderers
RON GREEN - WALSALL, West Bromwich Albion, SHREWSBURY TOWN, BRISTOL ROVERS, SCUNTHORPE UNITED, WIMBLEDON, Manchester City, COLCHESTER UNITED, Cambridge United, Hereford United
SEAN O'DRISCOLL - FULHAM, AFC BOURNEMOUTH
RICHARD O'KELLY - WALSALL, PORT VALE, GRIMSBY TOWN
ALAN SMITH - LEICESTER CITY, ARSENAL
DAVID KELLY - WALSALL, WEST HAM UNITED, LEICESTER CITY, NEWCASTLE UNITED, WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS, SUNDERLAND, TRANMERE ROVERS, SHEFFIELD UNITED, MOTHERWELL, Stoke City, MANSFIELD TOWN, DERRY CITY
BRIAN PALGRAVE - WALSALL, PORT VALE
NICK CUSACK - LEICESTER CITY, PETERBOROUGH UNITED, MOTHERWELL, DARLINGTON, OXFORD UNITED, WYCOMBE WANDERERS, FULHAM, SWANSEA CITY
JOHN GAYLE - WIMBLEDON, BIRMINGHAM CITY, WALSALL, COVENTRY CITY, BURNLEY, STOKE CITY, GILLINGHAM, NORTHAMPTON TOWN, SCUNTHORPE UNITED, SHREWSBURY TOWN, TORQUAY UNITED
STEVE COTTERILL - WIMBLEDON, BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION, AFC BOURNEMOUTH, HEREFORD UNITED
DAVE BARNETT - COLCHESTER UNITED, West Bromwich Albion, WALSALL, BARNETT, BIRMINGHAM CITY, DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC, PORT VALE, LINCOLN CITY
ANDY COMYN - Manchester United, ASTON VILLA, DERBY COUNTY, PLYMOUTH ARGYLE, Preston North End, WEST BROMWICH ALBION
SIMON ROBINSON - Mansfield Town, Blackpool, WALSALL
DEAN STURRIDGE - DERBY COUNTY, TORQUAY UNITED, LEICESTER CITY, WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS, SHEFFIELD UNITED, QUEENS PARK RANGERS
DARREN ROBERTS - WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS, HEREFORD UNITED, Doncaster Rovers, CHESTERFIELD, DARLINGTON, PETERBOROUGH UNITED, SCARBOROUGH, EXETER CITY
DANNY LEWIS - KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS
RUSSELL PENN - BURTON ALBION, CHELTENHAM TOWN

FORMER PLAYERS GOING ONTO MANAGE LEAGUE CLUBS
GRAHAM ALLNER - CHELTENHAM TOWN
STEVE COTTERILL - CHELTENHAM TOWN, STOKE CITY, SUNDERLAND (asst mgr), BURNLEY, NOTTS COUNTY, PORTSMOUTH, NOTTINGHAM FOREST
NICK CUSACK - SWANSEA CITY
DAVID KELLY - TRANMERE ROVERS, STOKE CITY, SHEFFIELD UNITED, PRESTON NORTH END, DERBY COUNTY, NOTTINGHAM FOREST (all as asst mgr))
SEAN O'DRISCOLL - BOURNEMOUTH, DONCASTER ROVERS
RICHARD O'KELLY - BIRMINGHAM CITY (Reserve Team Manager) BOURNEMOUTH (asst mgr ) DONCASTER ROVERS (asst mgr)

FORMER PLAYERS WHO GAINED FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS
ENGLAND - ALAN SMITH - 13 x Full Caps / 4 x B-Caps (1988-1992)
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - DAVID KELLY - 26 x Full Caps / 3 x B-Caps / 3 x U21 Caps (1988-1994)
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - SEAN O'DRISCOLL - 3 x Full Caps / 3 x U21 Caps (1982-1983)

FORMER PLAYERS WHO GAINED ENGLAND SEMI-PROFESSIONAL CAPS - ENGLAND C
COLIN BRAZIER - ANDY COMYN - RUSSELL PENN - KEVIN RICHARDSON - ALAN SMITH - STEVE STOTT - BARRY WILLIAMS


FORMER PLAYERS WHO REPRESENTED - MIDDLESEX WANDERERS - ENGLAND NON-LEAGUE TOURING SIDE
GRAHAM ALLNER - BOB ATKINS - JOHN COCKING - KEVIN DEEHAN - TONY FAY - BILLY FRANCIS - CHRIS GEDNEY - STUART MASEFIELD - KEVIN PALMER - RALPH PUNCHEON - STEVE STOTT - ANDY TAYLOR


FORMER PLAYERS WHO REPRESENTED - ENGLAND AMATEUR XI
MALCOLM ELDER - TONY FAY - BILLY FRANCIS - JOHN MASON - VIC PAILING - RALPH PUNCHEON

FA XI TEAM TOURING SQUAD - ASIA & OCEANIA 1969
CHRIS GEDNEY - ALVECHURCH FC ( Appearances - 2 )
Alan Hodgkinson (Sheffield United) Jim Shippey (Oxford City) George Eastham (Stoke City)Ken Knighton (Preston North End) Graham Hawkins (Preston North End) Keith Eddy (Watford)Tony Hateley (Coventry City) Keith Weller (Millwall) Ian Morgan (Queens Park Rangers)Bruce Rioch (Luton Town/Aston Villa) Norman Piper (Plymouth Argyle) Jimmy Armfield (Blackpool) Colin Dobson (Huddersfield Town) David Payne (Crystal Palace) Chris Gedney (Alvechurch)John Charles (Leytonstone) Don Megson (Sheffield Wednesday)
P-11, W-11, D-0, L-0, F-68, A-7

NOTABLE FORMER CLUB OFFICIALS
CLUB PATRON - DAVID WISEMAN OBE - LIFE MEMBER OF THE FA & CHAIRMAN OF THE FA CUP COMMITTEE
CLUB PATRON - CHARLES LYTTELTON (Lord & 10th Viscount Cobham) - WORCS CCC & MCC
CLUB PATRON - ROY YARDLEY - FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION GOLD MEDAL FOR 50 YEARS SERVICE TO FOOTBALL
CHAIRMAN - GEOFF TURTON - LEAD SINGER OF 1960's POP GROUP - THE ROCKIN' BERRIES
DIRECTOR - BOB LATCHFORD - BIRMINGHAM CITY, EVERTON & ENGLAND
VICE PRESIDENT - TOM GRAVENEY OBE - GLOS CCC, WORCS CCC, ENGLAND & MCC PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT - SIR ERIC CLAYSON - CHAIRMAN OF THE BIRMINGHAM POST & MAIL NEWSPAPERS
CLUB STEWART - GEORGE REILLY - WATFORD, NEWCASTLE UNITED & WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Where next?

Club History Alvechurch - The Early Years The earliest mention of a Football Club in Alvechurch dates back to 19
Club Honours CLUB HONOURS F.A. CUP FIRST TOUND PROPER: 1971/72 THIRD ROUND PROPER: 1973/74 F.A. VASE THIRD

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