15 Facts About Alan Mullery


Alan Patrick Mullery was born on 23 November 1941 and is an English former footballer and manager.


Alan Mullery is known for being the first ever England player to be sent off in an international match.


Alan Mullery appeared in 364 games for Fulham, 312 for Tottenham Hotspur, and 35 for England.


Alan Mullery was a key player for the Spurs teams that won the FA Cup in 1967, and skippering them to victory in the 1971 Football League Cup Final and the 1972 UEFA Cup Final.


Alan Mullery was in the Fulham team that lost the 1975 FA Cup Final to West Ham United.


Alan Mullery was not included in England's squad for the 1966 FIFA World Cup but was selected to play in UEFA Euro 1968.


Alan Mullery was an integral member of England's 1970 World Cup squad, playing in all the side's games in what proved a bitterly disappointing campaign.


In that game Alan Mullery scored England's first goal, the only time he tallied for his country.


Alan Mullery was sacked after six months in charge at Loftus Road just hours after QPR had beaten Stoke.


In 1985, Alan Mullery said that his time at QPR "turned me into a monster".


Alan Mullery suggested that the players couldn't overcome their disappointment that Terry Venables had left the club.


Alan Mullery blamed what he called "the moaning, groaning bunch of players who treated me, themselves and their profession with contempt" for killing his love of football.


Alan Mullery lasted seven months before being sacked in January 1987.


Alan Mullery had a brief stint as manager at Sussex non-league side Southwick FC He has worked for a number of years as a pundit for Sky Sports, and in September 2005 briefly took a role with Conference club Crawley Town as a 'football consultant'.


Alan Mullery was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1976 New Year Honours.