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Alan Birchenall
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Full name Alan John Birchenall
Date of birth 22 August 1945 (1945-08-22) (age 64)
Place of birth    East Ham, England
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1963-1967
1967-1970
1970-1971
1971-1977
1976
1977
1977-1978
1978?
1978-1979
1979
1979-1980
1980-1983
Sheffield United
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
Leicester City
Notts County (loan)
San Jose Earthquakes
Notts County
Memphis Rogues
Blackburn Rovers
Luton Town
Hereford United
Trowbridge Town
107 (31)
075 (20)
041 (11)
163 (12)
005 0(0)
017 0(3)
028 0(0)
024 0(2)
018 0(0)
010 0(0)
011 0(0)
0? (0?)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Alan Birchenall MBE (born 22 August 1945 in East Ham) is a retired English footballer who played during the 1960s and 1970s.

A talented and much travelled player. Alan was a skilful attacking midfielder who started his professional career with Sheffield United in 1963. He made his league debut a year later and won the first two of his four England under-23 caps while with the Blades.

He was among the first players to command a £100,000 price tag when he moved from Sheffield United to Chelsea in November 1967. After three years at Chelsea, he joined Crystal Palace in another £100,000 deal, and lead their scoring list in his first season at Selhurst Park.

Leicester City paid £80,000 for him in 1971, and he remained with them until signing for Notts County in 1977. He later played for NASL sides the San Jose Earthquakes and the Memphis Rogues.

He also spent brief spells with Blackburn Rovers, Luton Town, Hereford United and Trowbridge Town.

He is currently a pre-match and half-time host at Leicester City. In 2002 he was awarded an MBE for his charity work.

On 25 February 2009, Leicester City Council announced that Birchenall will be given the Honorary Freedom of Leicester alongside singer Engelbert Humperdinck and author Sue Townsend. [1]

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