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Albert Walker (footballer)

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Full nameAlbert Walker
Date of birth4 February 1910
Place of birthLittle Lever, England
Date of deathApril 1993
Playing positionFull-back

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Albert Walker (4 February 1910 April 1993) was an English professional footballer who played as a full-back.

Walker was born in Little Lever, near Bolton, Lancashire. After moving from his school team to Little Lever United of the Bolton and District League, Walker signed as an amateur for Southport. He spent little over a year at Haig Avenue before moving to Bolton Wanderers of the First Division.

Competing with Bob Haworth and Alex Finney, Walker found his chances limited and moved to Third Division North side Barrow the following year.

After 72 games and 11 goals for Barrow, Walker was picked up by London club West Ham United, who had just been relegated to the Second Division. He made his Hammers debut against Oldham Athletic, a 5-2 win at Upton Park.

Walker spent six years at West Ham, forming a partnership with Alf Chalkley, and was an ever-present during the 1934-35 season. He played his last game for the club on 28 December 1937 against Norwich City. He left in 1938 to join Doncaster Rovers and made 40 League appearances for the northerners.

Walker spent World War II with the National Fire Service, then joined Southern League club Colchester United.

He later rejoined West Ham as coach of the Metropolitan League team, then worked his way up through the Eastern Counties League and Football Combination teams before working with the first team. He retired in 1980.

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