Alan Willey

A forward who played nine seasons in the North American Soccer League and finished as the NASL’s number-two all-time goalscorer.

Wiley scored 142 goals in his 264 NASL games. He played for the Minnesota Kicks from 1976 to 1981, the Montreal Manic from 1981 to 1983, and the Minnesota Strikers in 1984. He had joined the Kicks on loan from Middlesborough if the English League, for whom had had played several seasons.

Willey’s best season was 1978, when he scored 28 goals in 34 games for a Minnesota team that reached the playoff quarterfinals. Five of those goals came in a playoff game against the New York Cosmos. He was a member of the Minnesota team that reached the NASL championship game in 1976.

Inducted in 2003.

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