Albert Quixall (born 9 August 1933) is an English former professional footballer who played as an inside-forward.
|Date of birth||9 August 1933|
|Place of birth||Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position(s)||Inside forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, Quixall started his career with Sheffield Wednesday, signing as an amateur in 1948 and turning professional in 1950. He made his debut in February 1951 as a 17-year-old centre forward and went on to play almost 250 League games, scoring 66 League and Cup goals with the Owls. He was in his prime with Sheffield Wednesday, and gained much media attention, becoming the Golden Boy of British football.
Quixall joined Manchester United in September 1958 for a then British record fee of £45,000, one of Matt Busby's key recruits in building a new team in the aftermath of the Munich air disaster, which had killed eight players and ended the careers of two others on 6 February that year. After seven games without a win for United, Quixall eventually helped the team go on a run of only two losses in 23 matches to end the season as runners-up in the First Division. Quixall's only medal with the club was the 1963 FA Cup. Altogether, he scored 56 goals in 184 games for the Red Devils.
Along with Johnny Giles and David Herd, he was dropped after Everton thrashed United 4–0 in the 1963 FA Charity Shield. He rarely featured in the 1963–64 season, last appearing for United on Boxing Day 1963.
Quixall was capped five times for England in 1954 and 1955. He also made schoolboy, Under-23 and 'B' appearances for his country, and played for a Football League representative side on four occasions.
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