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Albert Quixall - Unsung Hero

Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:17 am

This lad deserves a mention

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Albert with his Cup Winners Medal


Name: Albert Quixall
Position: Forward
Birthdate: 09/08/1933
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 11st 12lbs
Transferred from: Sheffield Wednesday, 09/1958, £45,000
Previous clubs: Sheffield Wednesday
Full International: England
Debut for Manchester United: 20/09/1958 v Tottenham, Hotspur (H) 2-2 (League Division One)
Farewell to United: Transferred to Oldham Athletic, 09/1964, £7,000




Albert Quixall was born in Sheffield in August 1933 and signed amateur forms for Sheffield Wednesday in 1948, turning professional in 1950. He made his debut in February 1951 as a 17-year old centre-forward and spent almost seven years with the Owls, playing almost 250 League games and scoring 66 League and Cup goals. Together they won two Division Two titles in 1952 and 1956.

His principal qualities were a superbly balanced style and a cunning body swerve, great invention, first class distribution as well as a powerful shot. He was also something a ‘Golden Boy’ in those pre-George Best days, with his boyish good looks and his blonde, Teddy-boy haircut. He also wore the briefest pair of shorts seen on a football field since the days of Manchester United's Charlie Roberts! In 1958, in the immediate aftermath of the Munich Air crash, Manchester United paid a record £45,000 for Albert and he spent six years at Old Trafford, winning an FA Cup winners' medal in 1963. Altogether, he scored some 50-odd goals during 165 games for the Reds.

Denis Law having recently been signed, Albert was transferred to Oldham Athletic in September 1964 for £7,000. He then spent a couple of years with Stockport County and Altrincham before retiring in 1968. He won five England caps between 1954 and 55 at the comparatively young age of 19. He also made England Schoolboy, England Under 23 and ‘B’ appearances, and earned four Football League caps.



farmer john

Re: Albert Quixall - Unsung Hero

Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:31 pm

bert whalley noticed a kid playing alone with a football when he was on holiday in blackpool. he was well impressed and offered the kid a trial at united which the kid turned down as he had already signed for wednesday

that was albert quixall

i think it is fair to say that while he obviously had all the skill and guile needed he lacked the bottle to make it at ot-like so many others

also- did he ever head the ball?



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Re: Albert Quixall - Unsung Hero

Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:17 pm

What!

And damage his quiff?



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Re: Albert Quixall - Unsung Hero

Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:25 pm

check out the dressing room footage of the 1963 cup final (ping-post from ykw ;) )

paddys got the fa cup on his head covered in champagne and even big foulksey is in an amiable mood

albert comes in and combs his fornicate hair in the mirror. check out jimmy murphys reaction he is well clear in film (Y)

jimmy says nowt but that one look says "your out sonny jim"



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