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Albert Quixall

Albert Quixall

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

Born: 1933

Birthplace: Sheffield


Position: Inside-forward

Biography: Probably remembered for his 'short' shorts and boyish looks as much as for his ability to provide passes with pinpoint accuracy. United smashed the British transfer record by paying the Yorkshire Club £45,000 in the wake of the Munich air crash, when they were in need of some vital experience. He enjoyed some success at Old Trafford, winning the FA Cup in 1963 before leaving 12 months later for Oldham in an £8,500 deal, after a being troubled by injury. 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.

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Quixall, Albert Albert was my United hero from 1958 until he left for Oldham. He was an incredible penalty taker. He always hit them to the same place - just inside the goalkeeper’s left hand post. They knew which way to dive but the accuracy was so good that they had little chance. I only remember Bert Trautmann saving one.
05-02-20 Tony Harrison

Quixall, Albert Just been speaking to his wife who had been on holiday on her own Albert is in a home in Denton suffering with dementia
11-01-20 Elaine Rawlings

Quixall, Albert Was at Wembley in 196 aged 16..Great game and when they came back on Sunday at Piccadilly station followed the coach to Albert sq. Saw Albert score a hat trick against Ipswich. A class player who usually took the penalties as well.
21-06-19 Phil Bate

Quixall, Albert I went to a testimonial at old trafford .To watch albert play . When the whistle blew Albert was at the far side of the pitch away from the tunnel.Albert flicked the ball in the air , controled it on his fore head and walked the wideth of the pitch and up the tunnel with the ball on forehead . He was well retired by then aged approx 40 years old

Quixall, Albert Albert was my idol when I was a teenager. Very good looking with great hair and short shorts he had huge talent. He was in the Wednesday (then 1st.Div.) team that came to play at Hereford (my home town) in the FA Cup when Hereford were a non-league club. We lost heavily, but after the game when approaching him to sign my programme, I asked 'Can I have your autograph Albert?' His reply was 'Yes, but it's MISTER Quixall to you'. A fond memory amongst many others. He'd be 81 now. Is he still around? Any info. would be welcome. Thanks, Chris

Quixall, Albert Unfortunately Albert has been suffering with dementia for the past 4 years.

Quixall, Albert My uncle took me as a boy to my first pro game and Albert was playing for Sheffield Wednesday. He was amazing doing tricks before the game. I met him in the car park after thebmatch and spoke to him. I asked what I had tomdo to be like him. 'Make the ball your pal son' he told me. I never forgot.

Quixall, Albert Albert is my Grandfather's cousin. And yes, that comment about his dementia is true. He is in a nursing home in Sheffield, I think.

Quixall, Albert My father met Albert in the walkley cottage public house (bole hill road) when he started his football career with Sheffield Wednesday.(he was an ardent wednesday supporter) and having seen him play always said that he was an England prospect. so sad to hear about his illness. Some great Wednesday players have graced the Hillsborough pitch and my father always said he was one of the greatest.

Quixall, Albert Albert is my Great Uncle and I am very proud to be able to say that. Sadly he does have dementia, he will always be a great man to me.

Quixall, Albert I went in regular to talk to him in the scrap yard he ran for Freddy Pye in Chorlton Manchester. Dennis Law was a regular visiter.Used to always had my golf clubs in my car and Albert said we will have to have a game one day but never did. Told me he never went abroad for his holidays no better place than Scarborough.Happy memories.John

Quixall, Albert I am proud to say that I saw Albert play live for United at Forest's City Ground in February 1961. I was 12 at the time and Albert and Bobby Charlton were my idols. Albert stood out with his blond hair and scored a remarkable goal in this game toe poking the ball into the top corner from 25 yards out (at the Trent End). Great player who should have played many more times for England.

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.

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 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.

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