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Alan Skirton
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Full name Alan Frederick Graham Skirton
Date of birth (1939-01-23)23 January 1939
Place of birth Bath, England
Date of death 11 or 12 May 2019 (aged 80)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
West Twerton Youth Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1959 Bath City 144 (44)
1959–1966 Arsenal 145 (53)
1966–1968 Blackpool 77 (25)
1968–1971 Bristol City 78 (14)
1971–1972 Torquay United 38 (7)
1972 Durban City
1972–1974 Weymouth
Total 338 (99)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Frederick Graham Skirton (23 January 1939 – 11 or 12 May 2019) was an English footballer. He played as a winger.

Skirton was born in Bath. He started his career at Bath City. He made 144 league appearances for the club, scoring 44 goals. He joined Arsenal in 1959, playing his first game for the side the next year. He was the club's leading goalscorer in the First Division during the 1961–62 season, with 19 goals. He was nicknamed "The Highbury Express" during his time at Arsenal. After 154 total games for the Gunners and 54 goals, he joined Blackpool in 1966. He later played for Bristol City, Torquay United, Durban City and Weymouth.

Skirton died on 11 or 12 May 2019, at the age of 80.

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