Normal Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'10 3/4
Weight: 11st 5lbs
Born: 10/09/1944 (Farnworth, Bolton)
He represented Lancashire Grammar Schools and the Lancashire FA Youth teams, joining Bolton Wanderers’ staff as a 15-year old amateur before later turning professional. In 6 1/2 years the consistency of Eddie Hopkinson and Alex Smith kept him mainly in the A-Team.
He joined Southport when Brian Reeves had cartilage trouble and played through to the end of the 1965-66 season missing only the game against Chester through tonsillitis. He was retained for the following season but could only break into the first team for one Lancashire senior Cup tie. He did however play in 29 combination games.
Managerial disagreements ended his associations with Southport and Runcorn and in 1969 he started at teacher training college and signed on for Halifax town, with whom he had a three-month trial two years earlier.
His career ended after he dislocated his collarbone when playing for Nelson at Blackpool mechanics in the opening game of the 1975-76 season.
Having previously taught in Bolton he worked for many years as a teacher in Unsworth High School, Bury.
He is cousin of Arthur Bernard.
Albert has for many years been secretary of the Bolton Wanderers Former Players Association
Career: Bolton Wanderers, amr 31 Oct 1959, pro Jan 1963; Southport, 11 Mar 1966; Runcorn, cd 1967; Halifax Town, 14 Aug-10 Nov 1968; Horwich RMI, 1968-69; Halifax Town, 9 Feb-18 Apr 1970; Clitheroe, Oct 1970; Morecambe, Nov 1970 to May 1972; Little Lever, Aug 1973; Nelson, Apr 1974 to Aug 1975
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,
Games where player was named on the team sheet
|24/10/1966||Lancashire Senior Cup / 1||H||LIVERPOOL||1 - 1|
|13/05/1966||League / D4||A||BARNSLEY||0 - 4|
|10/05/1966||League / D4||H||COLCHESTER UNITED||0 - 1|
|02/05/1966||League / D4||A||CHESTERFIELD||2 - 3|
|29/04/1966||League / D4||A||HALIFAX TOWN||2 - 1|
|25/04/1966||League / D4||H||TORQUAY UNITED||3 - 3|
|23/04/1966||League / D4||H||PORT VALE||2 - 1|
|20/04/1966||League / D4||A||BRADFORD CITY||0 - 3|
|15/04/1966||League / D4||A||CREWE ALEXANDRA||1 - 2|
|11/04/1966||League / D4||H||LINCOLN CITY||5 - 1|
|09/04/1966||League / D4||H||HALIFAX TOWN||1 - 0|
|08/04/1966||League / D4||A||LINCOLN CITY||0 - 4|
|04/04/1966||League / D4||H||BARNSLEY||3 - 1|
|25/03/1966||League / D4||A||NEWPORT COUNTY||1 - 1|
|21/03/1966||League / D4||H||CHESTERFIELD||1 - 0|
|18/03/1966||League / D4||H||ALDERSHOT||0 - 2|
|12/03/1966||League / D4||A||BRADFORD ( PARK AVENUE )||1 - 2|