Alf Walker

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Alf Walker
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Walker in a Port Vale team photo.
Personal information
Full name Alfred Samuel Walker[1]
Date of birth (1884-08-26)26 August 1884
Place of birth Upper Holloway, England[2]
Date of death 14 September 1961(1961-09-14) (aged 77)[1]
Place of death Newcastle-under-Lyme, England[1]
Playing position Outside left
Youth career
Wolverton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906–1907 Northampton Town
1907–1909 Leyton
1909–1910 Brentford 14 (3)
1910–1911 Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 (2)
1911–1914 Port Vale 71 (7)
Dunfermline Athletic
Total 103+ (9+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alfred Samuel Walker (26 August 1884 – 14 September 1961) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Playing career[edit]

Walker played for Wolverton, Northampton Town and Brentford,[2] before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers for a £150 fee in April 1910.[3] He scored twice 35 games for the club,[4] as they posted eighth and ninth places finishes in the Football League Second Division in 1909–10 and 1910–11. He joined non-league Port Vale in 1911, and enjoyed regular football in Burslem, helping the club to lift the Birmingham Senior Cup in 1913.[1] However, he lost his place in October 1913 and after colliding with low railings at The Old Recreation Ground on 26 January 1914 was out of action for some time.[1] He was released at the end of the season and moved on to Scottish side Dunfermline Athletic.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Alf Walker profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brentford 1909–10 Southern League First Division 14 3 0 0 14 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1909–10 Second Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
1910–11 Second Division 31 2 3 0 34 2
Total 32 2 3 0 35 2
Port Vale 1911–12 Central League 23 1 0 0 0 0
1912–13 Central League 33 6 4 1 37 7
1913–14 Central League 15 0 1 0 16 0
Total 71 7 5 1 76 8

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 299. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 297. ISBN 190589161X. 
  3. ^ White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 95. ISBN 0951526200. 
  4. ^ "Wolverhampton Wanderers Players a-Z". Scribd.com. Retrieved 2009-01-15.