Albert Dunlop

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Albert Dunlop
Personal information
Date of birth (1932-04-21)21 April 1932
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Date of death 6 March 1990(1990-03-06) (aged 57)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1963 Everton 231 (0)
1963–1965 Wrexham ? (0)
1965–1966 Rhyl ?
Teams managed
1965–1966 Rhyl(player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Albert Dunlop (21 April 1932 in Liverpool, England - 6 March 1990) was an English football goalkeeper.

Signed by Everton as a junior in 1950 Dunlop had to wait until October 1956 to make his debut when he replaced Jimmy O'Neill at Old Trafford. It was to be remarkable debut for him, Manchester United were the reigning League Champions and had been unbeaten in the last 26 games but Everton won 5-2. In the next game Arsenal were beaten 4-0 and Dunlop kept his place until the end of the season.

Dunlop was unchallenged for the goalkeeper's jersey for the next six years and in 1960-61 was an ever-present and helped the club to 5th in the first division, their highest post war position. The following season, he was to play in the first 29 games before being replaced by Gordon West as Everton started to build for the future.

Dunlop's last game for Everton was to be the club's best post war moment as they beat Fulham at Goodison Park to clinch the 1962-63 League title, during the summer he was to leave and joined Wrexham. He then joined Rhyl in September 1965 as a goalkeeper initially, and by February 1966 had been appointed full-time manager and commercial director of the club. He was quite a flamboyant character, and when the club was going through a rough patch he once selected himself as centre-forward to see what the problems were at first hand.[citation needed]

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He married Joan Guest, and they had one son, Carl.

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