10 Facts About Alan Hinton


Alan Thomas Hinton was born on 6 October 1942 and is an English former footballer who played at the top level of English football from 1961 to 1975.

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Alan Hinton won a call-up to the England team during this season when he played against France on 3 October 1962 in a European Championship qualifier at Hillsborough.

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Alan Hinton was then signed by Brian Clough for Derby County in September 1967 for £30,000.

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Alan Hinton departed in 1975 after 253 appearances and 63 goals for Derby.

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Alan Hinton first played for the Dallas Tornado for a season, before moving to the Vancouver Whitecaps to close out his playing career.

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Alan Hinton spent a number of years coaching youth soccer in the Puget Sound area of Washington state and became known as "Mr Soccer" in the area.

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Alan Hinton was involved in efforts to bring the 1994 FIFA World Cup to the US, and when the Seattle Sounders name was revived for a new American Professional Soccer League club in 1994, Alan Hinton became club President and appointed himself as coach.

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Alan Hinton served as a local broadcast analyst for Seattle Sounders.

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On 18 November 2014 Alan Hinton tweeted that his bladder cancer had returned and that he would have major surgery on 7 January 2015.

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On 1 June 2020, Alan Hinton tweeted controversial remarks about black soccer players that led to Sounders FC officially ending a 40-year relationship with him.

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