Albert Pickles

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Albert Pickles
Personal information
Full name Albert Pickles
Date of birth 1877
Place of birth Burnley, England
Date of death 12 September 1958
Place of death Read, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Burnley Belvedere
Teams managed
1925–1932 Burnley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Albert Pickles (1877 – 12 September 1958) was an English association football player and manager. Born in Burnley, Lancashire he was an outstanding athlete in his school days and went on to play amateur football for Burnley Belvedere. In 1894, at the age of 17, he was invited to a trial with Aston Villa, but his parents would not give him permission to pursue a career in professional football.[1] In 1918, he joined the Burnley board of directors. In January 1925, the club looked within the club to appoint a new manager following the death of former boss John Haworth in December 1924, and Pickles was chosen to take care of first-team duties. He went on to manage Burnley for seven seasons, before resigning in August 1932 following a heavy defeat to Preston North End.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. pp. 542–543. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2.