Albert Quixall passes away, aged 87

Albert Quixall, one of Wednesday’s star strikers of the fifties, has passed away at the age of 87.

Sheffield-born, Albert joined the Owls as an amateur in 1948, turned professional in 1950 and made his debut a year later as a 17-year-old.

The blonde-haired forward went on to score 65 goals in 260 appearances for the club, also winning five caps for England, and earned the nickname of ‘Golden Boy’ at Hillsborough.

He left Wednesday for Manchester United in 1958 for a then British-record fee of £45,000 and netted 50 goals in 165 games for United over six years, before having spells at Oldham and Stockport.

Wednesday posted on the club Twitter page: “Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of club legend Albert Quixall.

“Our thoughts are with Albert’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“RIP ‘Golden Boy’.”

The London Owls also send our sincere sympathies to Albert’s family at this sad time.

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