Alan Judge (Irish footballer)

Alan Judge of Notts County

Alan Christopher Judge ( born November 11, 1988 in Dublin) is an Irish footballer who plays as a winger for English club Blackburn Rovers. During his career he also played for Plymouth Argyle and Notts County.


Blackburn Rovers

Judge began his career as a youth player at Blackburn Rovers until he made in the 2007/08 season, with 17 years to make the leap to the first team for which he scored seven goals. His debut in the starting lineup, he gave in January 2009 in the FA Cup win against Blyth Spartans. He then signed a contract until June 2011, before he was loaned to Plymouth Argyle.

End of the season 2009/10 told Judge, he would be open ready for a change, what he meant by the words "I do have one more year at Blackburn, but I think my time here is likely to end in the summer. " Commented.

Plymouth Argyle

His debut for Plymouth he was against Ipswich Town as Substitutes. He was soon on the starting lineup and scored his first goal for his new club against Burnley in March 2009, where a goal against Coventry City followed in April. By the end of the season Judge had 17 appearances.

When he returned to Blackburn, he completed a few games in the season, such as the friendly matches against AS Roma and Nacional from Portugal before he was awarded in the 2009/10 season once again at Plymouth. There he played right back into the starting lineup and scored three goals right away against Derby County in August, Scunthorpe United in October and against Doncaster Rovers in November, four days before his 21st birthday. His first brace he scored in a 4-1 win against Reading FC. Plymouth rose despite these successes from this season and returned to Judge Blackburn back before his contract ended.

Notts County

On 31 August 2010 he signed a contract for a loan of six months at Notts County. The loan ended on 1 January 2011, but was extended for one month, so he'll be standing Notts County for the next games. On 14 January 2011 Judge confirmed that he would switch to Notts County and have already signed a 2 -year contract, but he broke up a few days later against Hartlepool United a metatarsal bone in his right foot and was sidelined seven weeks. His first game after his injury break was against Swindon Town, where he scored the equalizer before Lee Hughes scored the winning goal. Its outstanding at that time form earned him the title for the Player of the Month for November and December. He believed that he owed this good form the former Notts County manager Martin Allen. "I had a meeting with Martin and it was really encouraging. He said I have to play with much more confidence and he has given me. "By the end of the season he had eight goals and 13 assists on the account. At the end of the season he won the prizes for the "Player of the Year" and the " Fans ' Player of the Year" for the season 2011/12.

His first goal in the 2012/13 season he scored in a 2-0 victory over FC Bury. He was elected "Man of the match" By his second goal of the season in a 3-0 win against Portsmouth. Judge finished the season with three league goals, eleven assists and a nomination for the Player of the Season. Before the beginning of the new season was announced that Judge would not renew his contract. This was due Judges desire to play in a higher league. " There comes a time when you think it 's time to go and I have given everything for this club, but I 'm looking for a new challenge. I am an ambitious person and I want to try on a new level. "

Return to Blackburn Rovers

On May 16, 2013 were announced that Judge when his contract ends at Notts County, will go back to Blackburn Rovers. On 1 July 2013, he signed the contract.

International career

2005 Judge played at the European Youth Olympics in Lignano Sabbiadoro for the Irish U-18 national team, with whom he won the bronze medal.


Judge is known for its power to achieve its fast sprints and ability goals from a great distance. All this earned him the nickname " The Irish Messi " a.


Judges father won the 1990 FA Cup.


  • Irish U-18 National Team: Bronze medal at the European Youth Olympics