418 Alan Moore

Biography

Moore was a skillful outside right who spent just half a season at City in the early 1950s. He replaced fellow North Easterner Ken Harrison in the first XI early in the 1951/52 season, but when teh Director’s took over the helm from the departed Raich Carter, Moore was consigned to a support role and rarely started. He scored on his final Tigers appearance, a 5-0 win in January 1952 against Coventry (a club he later served), leaving the Tigers the following week.

Moore was born in Hebburn on the banks of the River Tyne, but it was on Wearside where he first played professional football with Sunderland. He drifted into the non-league scene with Spennymoor United, but was snapped up by Chesterfield in December 1948 and returned to the professional fold. He was a regular at Saltergate over two and half seasons, showing form that encouraged the Tigers to claim his signature.

Moore signed for Nottingham Forest in January 1952, he was a first team stalwart and regular goalscorer at the City Ground for two years. He switched to Coventry City in December 1954 before closing his playing career at Swindon, Rochdale and Wisbech Town. Moore was appointed manager of Cambridge United in 1960 and in four years he masterminded promotion to the Southern League Premier Division, a key part of readying the club to join the Football League a few years later. After leaving the manager’s role in 1963 Moore remained in Cambridge and ran a sports shop in the city. After several years of ill health Moore died in April 2008.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 7 March 1927, Hebburn
Hull City First Game: 30 August 1951, Queens Park Rangers H (Division Two), 24 years, 176 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 January 1952, Coventry City H (Division Two), 24 years, 304 days old

Clubs

Sunderland (1946-1947), Spennymoor United (1947-1948), Chesterfield (1948-1951), Hull City (1951-1952), Nottingham Forest (1952-1954), Coventry City (1954-1957), Swindon Town (1957-1958), Rochdale (1958-1959), Wisbech Town (1959-1960)

Hull City Record

Career: 13 apps, 4 goals

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