Albert Williamson

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Albert Williamson
Personal information
Date of birth Q2 1866
Place of birth Sawley, Derbyshire, England
Date of death 1951
Playing position Right half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sawley Rangers
1888–1890 Derby County 41 (0)
1890–1891 Notts County 2 (0)
Nottingham Forest
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Albert Williamson (1866 – after 1891) was an English footballer who played in the Football League as a right half for Derby County and Notts County.[1]

Albert Williamson was signed in 1883 by a club local to where he was born, Sawley Rangers. Very little is known about Sawley Rangers except they were founder members of the Derbyshire Football Association. Albert Williamson was only at Sawley Rangers for one season, 1883–84. Albert Williamson signed for Derby County before the Football League era began in 1884, the year Derby County was founded. In the second season Williamson was on Derby County' books they reached the FA Cup Second Round and defeated Aston Villa 2–0. It is not recorded if Williamson played in that match.1885–86 FA Cup By September 1888 Albert Williamson was one of the regular players in the Derby County squad.[2][3][4][5]

Albert Williamson made his League debut on 8 September 1888, playing as a wing–half, at Pike's Lane, the then home of Bolton Wanderers. Derby County defeated the home team 6–3. Albert Williamson appeared in 19 of the 22 League matches played by Derby County. As a wing-half (17 appearances) he played in a midfield that achieved big (three–League–goals–or–more) wins on three separate occasions.[6]

Williamson stayed with Derby County for three seasons leaving in 1891. He was signed by Notts County but only played twice for them. Later in 1891 he joined Nottingham Forest.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. p. 282. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ Metcalf, Mark (2013). The Origins of the Football League. Amberley. p. 197. ISBN 978 1 4456 1881 4.
  3. ^ "English National Football Archive". Retrieved 12 January 2018. (registration & fee required)
  4. ^ Mortimer, Gerald (2004). Who's Who of Derby County. Breedon Books. p. 203. ISBN 1 85983 409 4.
  5. ^ "DerbyshireFA". Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  6. ^ "English National Football Archive". Retrieved 12 January 2018. (registration & fee required)
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mark (2013). The Origins of the Football League. Amberley. p. 197. ISBN 978 1 4456 1881 4.