Alan Vest

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Alan Vest
Vest Sarawak.jpg
Alan Vest in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-09-05) 5 September 1939 (age 79)
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
SFDP (Technical Director)[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 Barnsley 0 (0)
1961–1962 King's Lynn ? (1)
1962–1963 Boston United 19 (8)
1963–1965 Spalding United
1965–? Worksop Town
Rugby Town
?–1973 Gisborne City
1974–1977 Perth Azzurri
1978 Newcastle KB United 1 (0)
National team
1972–1973 New Zealand 17 (6)
Teams managed
? Rugby Town
? Rochdale United
1974 Western Australian Director of Coaching
1974–1975 New Brighton[2]
1978–1981 Newcastle KB United
1982–1983 West Adelaide SC
1992–1998 Sarawak FA
1999–2000 Geylang United
2001–2005 Perth Glory Assistant Manager
2005–2006 Perth Glory "Interim Manager"
2006 Inglewood United
2009 ECU Joondalup
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alan Vest (born 5 September 1939) is an English-born New Zealand former football player and manager from Barnsley, England. He currently resides in Perth, Australia.


Vest had a notable playing career, scoring on his full international debut for the All Whites in a 4–1 win over New Caledonia on 17 September 1972[3] and ended his international playing career with 17 A-international caps and 6 goals to his credit,[4][5] his final cap being in a 0–0 draw with Iran on 12 August 1973.[3]

Vest first coached Rugby Town in the 1960s and then Rochdale United. It is in Australia where Vest has made his mark with the Yorkshire-man coaching NSL teams when they were at their peak in the 1970s. After stints in New Zealand and in Perth as a director of coaching at the Football Federation of Western Australia. Vest spent time in Asia with Sarawak and Geylang United before returning to Australia.[6]

Managerial honours

Sarawak FA
Perth Glory FC


  1. ^ "White Rajah of football Vest gets the moniker as under him Sarawak won major titles". The Star. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  2. ^ Hilton, T. (1991) An association with soccer. Auckland: The New Zealand Football Association. ISBN 0-473-01291-X. p. 90
  3. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  4. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  5. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  6. ^ "Vest, Alan". Australian Player Database. OzFootball. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2008.

External links

  • Alan VestFIFA competition record (archive)
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