Albert Purcell

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Albert Purcell
Personal information
Full name Albert Purcell[1]
Date of birth (1913-07-03)3 July 1913[1]
Place of birth Burslem, England[1]
Date of death 2001 (aged 87–88)
Playing position Left-winger
Youth career
Kidsgrove Liverpool Road
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933–1935 Port Vale 4 (0)
Total 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Albert Purcell (3 July 1913 – 2001) was an English footballer who played four games as a left-winger for Port Vale in the mid-1930s.

Playing career[edit]

Purcell played for Kidsgrove Liverpool Road, before joining Football League Second Division side Port Vale as an amateur in November 1933.[1] He made his debut in a 2–0 defeat at Old Trafford to Manchester United on 14 April 1934, and also played at The Old Recreation Ground in a 4–0 home over Plymouth Argyle seven days later.[1] After recovering from a serious nose injury in 1934, he played two games in the 1934–35 season, before being released in the summer.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1933–34 Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1934–35 Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 242. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Albert Purcell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)