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    Alan Bean

    Surname Bean
    Forename(s) Alan
    Position(s) Centre half

    5'10.5"  11st.4lb.
    b. Doncaster  17 January 1935
    d. Sheffield  25 February 1961


    Debut 15 November 1952 (17y 303d) Final Game 25 September 1955 (20y 251d)
    CAREER: Blackburn Rovers Apr'52-Jun'55;Gainsborough Trinity;King's Lynn Jul'56;Worksop Town;Wisbech Town;Retford Town.

    Playing Statistics

    FL  2 apps
    FAYC  1 app


    The son of a grocer he was spotted playing for Doncaster Boys and became a member of the ground staff at Ewood. Along with Bryan Douglas he was regarded as the most promising of all the club's juniors but an early debut was traumatic. A knee injury forced him out of the Football League and he was playing in the Yorkshire League at Abbeydale Park when he collapsed and died. It was his first game back following a Christmas knee injury and he had only had the chance for a few hours sleep after working the night shift.

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