Alan Hinton’s Playing and Coaching Career
Hinton’s began his professional soccer career in 1961. He played left wing for the Wolverhampton Wanderers from 1961 until 1964. He had stints with Nottingham Forest (1964-1967) and Derby County (1967-1975). During those 15 years, Hinton scored 116 goals in 440 appearances.
From 1962-1964, Hinton joined England’s under-23s and national squad. He made ten appearances and scored seven times.
Hinton crossed the pond to North America in 1976. He played for NASL sides Dallas Tornado (1977) and Vancouver Whitecaps (1978).
The following year Hinton took on managerial responsibilities with the Tulsa Roughnecks. In 1980 he settled in the Pacific Northwest, and coached the original Seattle Sounders (1980-1982) and Vancouver Whitecaps (1984).
Hinton managed in the Major Indoor Soccer League with the Tacoma Stars (1985-1990) and the USL First Division Seattle Sounders (1994).
Hinton went on to become an analyst for Seattle Sounders FC television and radio broadcasts.
Here is the link to Alan Hinton Unleashed: http://youtu.be/CBW9DB2JLHw