Colin Alty

Real Name: Colin Alty
Born: 23/10/1944 (Birkdale Southport)

Colin Alty

Arguably Southport’s most versatile performer, this local product was a member of the 1959 Southport Schoolboys side which won the Lancashire Schools Cup. He was Willie Cunningham’s first signing, having been with Preston North End since leaving school without making their League side. During his 6 years at Haig Avenue he represented the Club in every position except goalkeeper, a role he once fulfilled with Preston North End ‘A’. In 1965-66 Billy Bingham moved him to centre-forward to take the weight off Alan Spence and he scored many vital goals especially in the club’s renowned F.A. Cup run. His dying seconds winner at Ipswich is well documented elsewhere. His best season at Haig Avenue was the promotion year of 1966-67 when he missed just one match and, switching to centre-half in mid-season, was the first winner of the ‘Player of the Year’ award. His brother Alan was a popular goalkeeper in the early N.P.L. days. Since retiring from football Colin has become a most accomplished squash player and still resides in Banks.

Career: Preston North End, amr 10 May 1960, pro 31 Oct. 1961; Southport, 2 July 1964; Morecambe, Aug. 1970; Skelmersdale United, 1973

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

Southport Playing Stats

First Team

Heritage Qualifying League Only Cup Only Other Only All
Season Qualifying Starts Qualifying Subs Qualifying Appearances Qualifying Goals League Starts League Subs Total League Appearances League Goals Cup Starts Cup Subs Total CupAppearances Cup Goals Other Starts Other Subs Total Other Appearances Other Goals Total Starts Total Subs Total Appearances Total Goals
1964/196524(0)24022(0)2202(0)200(0)0024(0)240
1965/196649(1)501240(1)41119(0)911(0)1150(1)5113
1966/196751(0)51645(0)4546(0)620(0)0051(0)516
1967/196819(2)21015(2)1704(0)400(0)0019(2)210
1968/196944(1)45637(1)3867(0)700(0)0044(1)456
1969/197026(2)28125(2)2711(0)100(0)0026(2)281
1971/19720(0)000(0)000(0)001(0)111(0)11
1972/19730(0)000(0)000(0)001(0)111(0)11
Total213(6)21925184(6)1902229(0)2933(0)33216(6)22228

Southport Playing Stats

Reserves

Heritage Qualifying League Only Cup Only Other Only All
Season Qualifying Starts Qualifying Subs Qualifying Appearances Qualifying Goals League Starts League Subs Total League Appearances League Goals Cup Starts Cup Subs Total CupAppearances Cup Goals Other Starts Other Subs Total Other Appearances Other Goals Total Starts Total Subs Total Appearances Total Goals
1967/19680(0)000(0)004(0)410(0)004(0)41
1968/19690(0)000(0)008(0)810(0)008(0)81
1969/19700(0)000(0)003(0)320(0)003(0)32
Total0(0)000(0)0015(0)1540(0)0015(0)154

Transfers


Season Date Club From Standard From Club To Standard To Value/Notes
1964/1965 30/06/1964 Preston North End First Team Southport First Team
1969/1970 13/05/1970 Southport First Team No Club First Team Free Transfer


Management Stats