Gloucester City Football Club are saddened to announce the passing of our former player Alan Williams, at the age of 78. 

Alan started his professional career for Bristol City in September 1955.

He was unlucky not to gain England U23 honours before moving to Oldham Athletic in June 1961.

Alan was selected for the England U23 game v Scotland in 1959 but the game was cancelled due to bad weather.

He starred in Oldham Athletic’s 1962/63 promotion success, before earning himself a £5,000 move to Watford.

He would go on to join Newport County for £3,000 prior to joining Swansea City in October 1968.

A Welsh Cup finalist in 1969, he was ever-present in 1970/71 and netted ten goals in 143 League games before moving to Cheltenham Town in July 1972.

A strong and experienced centre half, he later played for Gloucester City and Keynsham Town and was a retired publican in Bristol.

Alan suffered from dementia in the last six years of his life, and died on 18/05/2017 in Bristol, aged 78.

Alan is survived by his daughter Karen and sons Lee and Gary.

Our condolences go to Alan’s friends and family at this time.


Debut – 01/09/1973 v Bedworth United (H) Lost 1-2
Final – 05/01/1974 v Kidderminster Harriers (H) Drew 1-1
Position – Central Defender
1973/74 25 apps 1 gl
TOTAL 25 apps 1 gl
Club Record: 1956-60 Bristol City (134-2), 1961-64 Oldham Athletic (172-9), 1965-66 Watford (43-4), 1966-68 Newport County (63-2), 1968-71 Swansea Town (143-7), Cheltenham Town, Gloucester City, Keynsham Town.

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