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Albert Bennett

Albert Bennett

Clubs played for: Rotherham, Newcastle United, Norwich City (1961-1971).

Born: 1944

Birthplace: Chester-le-Street

Position: Centre-forward

Biography: Forced to quit at the age of 26 after a promising start to his career which ended at Norwich, where he took over the Bricklayers Arms after taking a number of jobs including prison service, hotel catering, and a Lowestoft joke shop. (Capped once at Under 23 level by England)

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patrick riordan while at rotherham Albert was an important part of a revolution from old hands to a new generation of full-time dedicated professionals. Regular goalscorer formed a marvellous partnership with john mc cole. Albert was not to be messed with either. I've seen him chase an opponent away from the moment of play to exact retribution. Surprised Crazy Horse earned his nickname for launching into the man. Perhaps Emlyn's penance was to manage Rotherham before his pre-question of sport fame. God bless Albert for all my memories
07-09-20patrick riordan

Bennett, Albert Played Sunday morning football with Albert for Quebec and went on to have some fun times with him. A true Gentleman. I was Just talking to my son Albert about the white football boots that he used to wear. As Albert got himself a white pair with the pocket money that he saved.
17-04-19Mark Yaxley

Bennett, Albert As an 11 year old attending a Newcastle United training session, along with friends waited anxiously with autograph books for the players emerging afterwards. Albert, one of United's hot prospects at the time,stopped by and signed for us all. He was with his teammate and then United star no. 9, Welsh international Wyn Davies, who grumpily waved us all away. I was disappointed Albert never reached his potential because of injury;he deserved better, but his treatment of fans, especially we youngsters, made him the real star. Davies lost a few fans that day.

Bennett, Albert Watching the Toon play as a kid, Albert Bennett stood out with his backheel flicks. Albert would flick the ball from behind to his front. I remember his nick name being ANKLES? Its all still fresh in my minds eye!

Bennett, Albert Remember he had white boots one roof the first to wear coloured boots . A great player for norwich

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