Albert Mundy

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Albert Mundy
Personal information
Full name Albert Edward Mundy
Date of birth (1926-05-12)12 May 1926
Place of birth Gosport, England
Date of death 2002 (aged 75–76)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Inside forward / Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Gosport Borough
1950–1953 Portsmouth 51 (12)
1953–1958 Brighton & Hove Albion 165 (87)
1958–1960 Aldershot 130 (12)
Guildford City
Gosport Borough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Albert Edward Mundy (12 May 1926 – 2002) was a professional footballer who scored 111 goals from 346 appearances in the Football League playing for Portsmouth, Brighton & Hove Albion and Aldershot.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Mundy was born in Gosport, Hampshire, in 1926, and played for hometown club Gosport Borough before moving into the Football League with Portsmouth.[2] He made his debut in March 1951, in a goalless draw at home to Manchester United in the First Division,[3] but failed to establish himself as a first-team regular, and joined Brighton & Hove Albion in 1953.[1] Playing at inside or centre forward, he was Brighton's top scorer for three consecutive seasons, from 1954–55 to 1956–57.[4] Playing for Aldershot against Hartlepools United in 1958, Mundy scored a goal after only six seconds, which was at the time the fastest goal ever recorded.[5] After finishing his Football League career, Mundy played in the Southern League for Guildford City before returning to Gosport Borough. He died in 2002.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carder, Tim & Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 179. ISBN 0-9521337-1-7. 
  2. ^ a b c "Albert Mundy". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pompey Appearances : Albert Mundy Season: 1950/51". Pompeyrama. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Carder & Harris, Albion A–Z, p. 338.
  5. ^ Hodgson, Guy; Searl, Liz (8 December 1995). "Football's fastest goal claimed". The Independent. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
    "Records – League: Goals". The Football League. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2011.