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Clubs played for: Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester United, Oldham Athletic, Stockport County. (1950-1966).

Biography: A full England international one time golden boy of English football became a scrap dealer in the Manchester area where he now lives in retirement.(Division Two Champion with Wednesday in 1952 and 1956)

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QUIXALL, Albert Albert was always a favourite of mine. Such style. And those shorts, wow. Sorry to hear he is not too well
13-08-18 Roy Mac'Neil

QUIXALL, Albert My late father in law Bernard Ward was on Wednesday's books with Albert. We don't think he played in the first team (went to Peterborough). In advanced dementia he'd perk up if we mentioned Albert.
07-07-18 Paul B

QUIXALL, Albert "Our Albert"used to come past our school most lunch times and if any body was fighting or acting up he'd get out of his little Austin and stop them. I once followed him all the way up our avenue walking in his footsteps, he was a striking fellow in his blue England blazer. "Our Albert" my hero.He made Messi look like a chump. Trevor Pickering
Clearwater FL
09-06-18 Trevor Pickering

QUIXALL, Albert Albert is my grandad! I could definitely tell you a few stories. He always said it how it was before the dementia took a hold. He taught me how to play pontoon and made me believe he ate daddy long legs. 😂

01-06-18 Sophie

QUIXALL, Albert United signed my dad FRED PYE in about 1956 from Accrington Stanley. I would have been 5 then. I met most of the United team, Bobby Charlton, Denis Violet,and the great guy ALBERT QUIXALL. Quicky was more like my uncle Albert, he taught me to swim at the NORBRECK CASTLE Hotel in Blackpool. I went to see him a few years back but it was heartbreaking to see this great looking, fit, funny guy, in such a state from this terrible dementia. Best remembered as he was.
18-05-18 PHIL PYE

QUIXALL, Albert Dave thank you very much. My father is looking forward now to meeting his old mate.
13-05-18 Gary Hazlehurst

QUIXALL, Albert I served with Albert in 7th.Training Rgt Royal Signals, Catterick Yorks, 1954 where he was PTI.physical training instructor. Great guy.
13-05-18 Richard Owen

QUIXALL, Albert Albert is in Riverside Care Home, Hyde, Manchester.
10-04-18 Dave

QUIXALL, Albert I’m trying to find out where Albert Quixall is. He and my father, who too, has dementia grew up together as boys and both played for Sheffield boys and were on the Wednesday books. My father Ronnie did not get into Wednesday but he did go to play for Norton Woodseats where Albert use to come and watch my dad play when he didn't have a match. With a lump in my throat I need to get my Dad to Albert before time catches up. If anyone can tell me where he is it would make two top footballers happy. I bet my bottom dollar it will be a wonderful reunion.
26-03-18 Gary Hazlehurst

QUIXALL, Albert I played against Albert Quixall in a British Army match in 1953 when he was with Northern Command. My Sports Officer said I was the only one available to prevent him getting the ball and scoring. Scottish Command lost 6 to 0 and Albert scored three goals. He was like a greyhound in flight and I couldn’t catch him when he was on the ball. Awfully nice fellow and so sorry to hear he has dementia. He will probably not remember me but please pass on my regards to him. Ken McConnell.
08-02-18 Ken McConnell, Connecticut, USA

QUIXALL, Albert Albert was my idol at Sheffield Wednesday - I was devastated when he left the club to join Manchester United.

QUIXALL, Albert I was at the match in the Leppings Lane end directly behind the Manchester United goal with Harry Gregg in goal.
Harry Gregg dived to the right tangling his boots in the side netting causing the tear in the netting.
The goal was a goal but Harry conned the referee into disallowing the goal.
Ironically Harry and Albert went off the pitch together talking about the goal knowing that Albert would soon be a team mate at Old Trafford

QUIXALL, Albert I was nine when I sat at Wembly in October 1953 when Albert played against The Rest of the World. He had blond hair and shorts tucked over at the sides. My Dad said that he could not play as he looked too pretty. How wrong can one be!!! I followed the rest of his career, and find it sad that he has this terrible illness. I wish that I could meet him.

QUIXALL, Albert I was at the game when the ball went through the side of the net. It was against Manchester United and the ref gave the goal at first but Harry Gregg the goalkeeper complained and the decision was reversed.

QUIXALL, Albert I am 66 years old and have been watching the Owls since the mid 1950s. One of my earliest memories is of Albert scoring a 'goal' at the Leppings Lane end of Hillsborough but having it disallowed as the officials found a hole in the side netting. I would be grateful if anyone else could remember the incident and recall the opposition. Albert was yet another great South Yorkshire prodigy who played alongside other local heroes in a fabulous team during the golden years of English football. All Owls fans thought it was a massive mistake to sell Albert but he never really fulfilled his potential at Old Trafford although he did win a cup winners medal in 1963. He was replaced at Hillsborough by another local legend Johnny Fantham who sadly passed away last year.

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