Alan Neilson

Date of birth26 September 1972
Place of birthWegburg
NationalityWelsh
Weight81 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender

A Wales international who was born in Germany, Alan learnt his trade at Newcastle United.

He was given his chance under Ossie Ardiles but was subsequently largely restricted to the shadow squad.

With just three substitute appearances, it would seem that Alan was very much a fringe member of the Fulham squad in 2000-01.

However, nothing could be further from the truth as he was on the bench for twenty games and two of his appearances helped clinch vital wins for the Cottagers.

He came on to replace the injured Sean Davis in midfield at Gillingham when the score was 0-0 with 23 minutes left, played really well and Fulham scored two late goals.

In the six-pointer at Blackburn Rovers, he took over from the red-carded Rufus Brevett at left back and had an absolute stormer.

Fulham were a goal down at the time and went on to win 2-1 and virtually clinch promotion.

The versatile defender skippered the reserves to the Avon Insurance Combination title and the regular defenders knew that they needed to be right on top of their game all the time to keep him on the bench.

He joined Grimsby Town on loan in October 2001.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Newcastle United 11 Feb 1991 01 Jun 1995
Southampton 01 Jun 1995 28 Nov 1997
Fulham 28 Nov 1997 22 Feb 2002
Grimsby Town 19 Oct 2001 19 Feb 2002 L
Luton Town 22 Feb 2002 30 Jun 2005
Tamworth 16 Dec 2005 23 Feb 2007
Salisbury City 23 Feb 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Newcastle United League Division Two 2
1
1991-92 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1991-92 Newcastle United League Division Two 16
1
1992-93 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1992-93 Newcastle United League Division 1 2
1
1993-94 Newcastle United Premier League 10
4
1
1994-95 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1994-95 Newcastle United Premier League 5
1
1995-96 Southampton FA Cup 1
1995-96 Southampton Premier League 15
3
4
1996-97 Southampton League Cup 5
1996-97 Southampton Premier League 24
5
3
1997-98 Fulham FA Cup 1
1
1997-98 Southampton League Cup 2
1997-98 Southampton Premier League 3
5
2
1998-99 Fulham FA Cup 2
1998-99 Fulham League Cup
1
1999-00 Fulham League Cup
1
2000-01 Fulham League Cup 4
2000-01 Fulham League Division 1
3
2001-02 Grimsby Town FA Cup 1
2001-02 Grimsby Town League Cup 1
2001-02 Grimsby Town League Division 1 8
2
1
2001-02 Luton Town League Division 3 8
2
2002-03 Luton Town FA Cup 1
1
1
2002-03 Luton Town League Cup
2
2002-03 Luton Town League Division 2 21
5
1
2003-04 Luton Town League Cup 1
2003-04 Luton Town League Division 2 11
3
1
1
2004-05 Luton Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2004-05 Luton Town League One 6
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Mar 1991 Watford v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
12 Mar 1991 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
16 Mar 1991 Newcastle United v Bristol City D 0-0 League Division Two
27 Aug 1991 Middlesbrough v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division Two
31 Aug 1991 Bristol Rovers v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
04 Sep 1991 Newcastle United v Plymouth Argyle D 2-2 League Division Two
21 Sep 1991 Millwall v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division Two
24 Sep 1991 Crewe Alexandra v Newcastle United W 3-4 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Sep 1991 Newcastle United v Derby County D 2-2 League Division Two
05 Oct 1991 Portsmouth v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
09 Oct 1991 Newcastle United v Crewe Alexandra W 1-0
Agg: 5-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Oct 1991 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division Two
19 Oct 1991 Newcastle United v Oxford United W 4-3 League Division Two
26 Oct 1991 Bristol City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division Two
01 Feb 1992 Oxford United v Newcastle United L 5-2 League Division Two
08 Feb 1992 Newcastle United v Bristol City W 3-0 League Division Two
15 Feb 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division Two
22 Feb 1992 Newcastle United v Barnsley D 1-1 League Division Two
29 Feb 1992 Port Vale v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division Two
25 Apr 1992 Newcastle United v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Division Two
02 May 1992 Leicester City v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division Two
28 Oct 1992 Chelsea v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1992 Leicester City v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 1992 Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division 1
06 Mar 1993 Newcastle United v Brentford W 5-1 League Division 1
31 Aug 1993 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
23 Feb 1994 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 4-0 Premier League
05 Mar 1994 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United W 0-1 Premier League
19 Mar 1994 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 2-4 Premier League
23 Mar 1994 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town W 2-0 Premier League
29 Mar 1994 Newcastle United v Norwich City W 3-0 Premier League
01 Apr 1994 Leeds United v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
09 Apr 1994 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 2-1 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Liverpool v Newcastle United W 0-2 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Newcastle United v Oldham Athletic W 3-2 Premier League
27 Apr 1994 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 5-1 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Sheffield United v Newcastle United L 2-0 Premier League
07 May 1994 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 2-0 Premier League
15 Oct 1994 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United W 0-1 Premier League
26 Nov 1994 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
30 Nov 1994 Manchester City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1994 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 4-2 Premier League
01 Feb 1995 Newcastle United v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
04 Feb 1995 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United L 3-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1995 Newcastle United v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Wales B International 1
1991-92 Wales International Friendly
1
1992-93 Wales UEFA Under-21 4
1993-94 Wales B International 1
1993-94 Wales International Friendly 2
1993-94 Wales UEFA Under-21 3
1994-95 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
1996-97 Wales FIFA World Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Feb 1992 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
18 Mar 1992 Wales v Canada D 1-1 B INTER
13 Oct 1992 Cyprus v Wales W 2-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
17 Nov 1992 Belgium v Wales L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
30 Mar 1993 Wales v Belgium D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
27 Apr 1993 Czechoslovakia v Wales D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Sep 1993 Wales v Czechoslovakia L 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
13 Oct 1993 Wales v Cyprus W 6-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
16 Nov 1993 Wales v Romania L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
02 Feb 1994 Wales v Scotland W 2-1 B INTER
20 Apr 1994 Wales v Sweden L 0-2 International Friendly
23 May 1994 Estonia v Wales W 1-2 International Friendly
16 Nov 1994 Georgia v Wales L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Nov 1996 Netherlands v Wales L 7-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.