Arthur Albiston

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Arthur Albiston
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Albiston in 2013
Personal information
Full name Arthur Richard Albiston
Date of birth (1957-07-14) 14 July 1957 (age 56)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Left-back
Youth career
1972–1974 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1988 Manchester United 485 (7)
1988–1989 West Bromwich Albion 43 (2)
1989–1990 Dundee 10 (0)
1990–1991 Chesterfield 3 (1)
1991–1993 Chester City 68 (10)
1992 Molde (loan) 15 (3)
1993 Molde 9 (0)
1993–1994 Ayr United 1 (0)
1994 Sittingbourne 0 (0)
1994 Witton Albion
1994 Droylsden
National team
1976–1977 Scotland U21[1] 5 (0)
1982–1986 Scotland 14 (0)
Teams managed
1996–1997 Droylsden
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Arthur Richard Albiston (born 14 July 1957 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former football player.

Career[edit]

Albiston joined Manchester United as an apprentice in July 1972, turning professional in July 1974.[2] He made his debut in a League Cup Third Round match against local rivals Manchester City in 1974. He made 485 appearances in 14 years, playing at left back, and scored six goals. He helped the club win the FA Cup in 1977, 1983 and 1985.

Albiston left Manchester United in August 1988 for West Bromwich Albion, managed by ex-Red Devils boss Ron Atkinson, on a free transfer. By the time of his departure from Old Trafford he was the longest-serving player at the squad and the only player remaining from the Tommy Docherty era.

He made his Albion debut in a league match away at Leicester City early in the 1988–89 season, and went on to make 47 appearances and score two goals that season, after which he returned to his homeland to sign for Dundee, and went on to play for Chesterfield, Chester City, Molde in Norway and Ayr United. He retired from senior football in 1994.

In his professional career, he made 464 appearances and scored seven goals. He also later joined non-League sides Sittingbourne, Witton Albion and Droylsden.

Albiston also earned 14 caps for Scotland, making his debut on 28 April 1982 against Northern Ireland. His total includes one game at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, a 0–0 draw against Uruguay on 13 June 1986.

Following his retirement from playing, Albiston managed Droylsden (1996–97), was a junior coach at Manchester United (2000–04) and has also worked as a radio summariser for Manchester Independent.[2] He currently works for MUTV, Manchester United's official television channel, acting as match summariser during live coverage of the club's reserve and academy teams.

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Manchester United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arthur Albiston". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 13. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 

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