Date of birth 12 August 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth West Bromwich, England
Playing position Winger
1972 Walsall as an apprentice
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1979 Walsall 191 (24)
1979–1981 Chesterfield 90 (35)
1981–1982 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 (0)
1982–1983 Barnsley 44 (10)
1983–1984 Chesterfield 32 (5)
1984–1986 Rotherham United 101 (28)
1986–1987 Scunthorpe United 23 (2)
1987–1988 Stockport County 20 (3)
Frickley Athletic ? ?
Total 511 (107)
Alan Birch (born 12 August 1956) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger, making over 500 career appearances.He is the brother of Paul Birch who played for Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Alan arrived at Walsall as a 16 year old in 1972 after having had some trial games with West Bromwich Albion. He came through his apprentiship and signed professionaling in August/september 1973. Alam was loved by the fans for the enthusiasm and energy he gave on the field, he soon settled into the team and became a regular playing 191 times inclusive of substitute games, and scored 24 goals. He was sold to Chesterfield for a sum of around £40,000 in 1979, two years later he joined Wolves for £180,000 but never settled into the Wolverhampton system. He was sold to Barnsley and then returned to Chesterfield, Rotherham, Scunthorpe United, Stockport County and Frickley Athletic.