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Full name  Alan Paul Biley
Name  Alan Biley
Playing position  Forward
Role  Footballer
1973–1974  Luton Town
Position  Forward
Years  Team

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Date of birth  (1957-02-26) 26 February 1957 (age 58)
Place of birth  Leighton Buzzard, England

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Alan Paul Biley (born 26 February 1957) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Brighton & Hove Albion, Cambridge United, Derby County, Everton, Portsmouth and Stoke City.

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Playing career

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Biley was born in Leighton Buzzard and began his career with Luton Town's youth team before joining Cambridge United in 1975. He became a prolific goalscorer for Cambridge which saw him net 82 goals in 185 matches which brought the attention of bigger clubs. First Division Derby County signed him in 1979 and he took to the top-flight well scoring nine goals in 18 matches but Derby were relegated. He remained with the "Rams" for the 1980–81 season scoring 10 goals as they finished in 6th position. Biley was then signed by Everton but he had a frustrating spell at Goodison Park scoring just three goals in 21 and left before the end of the 1981–82 for Stoke City. He played eight matches for Stoke scoring once which came in a 4–3 defeat away at Southampton.

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Biley then signed for Bobby Campbell's Portsmouth in 1982. He became a hugely popular figure at Fratton Park helping the South Coast side to the Third Division title in 1982–83. After scoring 65 goals in 119 games for Pompey he left for Brighton & Hove Albion where he spent two seasons and then a short return to Cambridge United. After a brief spell at Panionios he ended his career with a brief spell at Waterford United where he was signed by ex team mate Andy King. Biley made his League of Ireland debut on 15 January 1989 at Cork City but only made one other appearance for Waterford.

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Alan Biley was inducted into the Pompey Hall of Fame in February 2011.

Managerial career

Biley was appointed manager of Eastern Counties League club Ely City in 1998 after the club had finished as runners-up in the league the previous season. However, the club were relegated at the end of the 1998–99 season, after which Biley resigned. He later managed Potton United and Barton Rovers before resigning after four months to take over at Diss Town.

After leaving Diss, he managed Spalding United, from October to December 2002, later joining Wootton Blue Cross as assistant manager in June 2003.

In February 2004, Biley joined Kettering Town as assistant manager, working under his former Derby County colleague Kevin Wilson. Biley had two spells as assistant manager of Kettering Town, separated by a short spell as caretaker manager of Spalding United in February 2006, before taking over as manager of Rothwell Town in November 2006.

In 2007, Biley was once again re-united with Kevin Wilson as he became assistant manager of Corby Town, however following a bad run on the back end of the year. In 2008, he went back to Spalding for a fourth time as manager, The Tulips were on the verge of relegation to the United Counties League, however Biley kept them in the Northern Premier League. Biley resigned from his post at Spalding earlier that year. He resigned from his post at Rothwell in May 2007. On 3 January 2014 Biley became assistant manager at struggling Southern League Premier Division club Bedford Town.

Career statistics

  • Sourced from Alan Biley profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  • Honours

    Cambridge United
  • Football League Third Division runner-up: 1977–78
  • Football League Fourth Division champions: 1976–77
  • Portsmouth
  • Football League Third Division champions: 1982–83
  • References

    Alan Biley Wikipedia