Albert Brough (MM) (July→September 1895 - January→March 1972 (aged 76–77 *see note)) born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, was a professional rugby league and association football (soccer) footballer of the 1920s, playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Lancashire, and at club level for Oldham, as a second-row, or loose forward/lock, i.e. number 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and playing club level association football (soccer) for Barrow A.F.C., as a Fullback, or Goalkeeper, he was awarded the Military Medal during World War I for bravery in the field, his death was registered in Oldham.
Albert Brough won caps for Great Britain (Rl) while at Oldham in 1924 against Australia, and New Zealand.
Albert Brough played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, and scored a penalty goal in Oldham's 4–21 defeat by Wigan in the 1924 Challenge Cup Final during the 1923–24 season at Athletic Grounds, Rochdale on Saturday 12 April 1924. About Albert Brough's time, there was Oldham's 16-3 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1925 Challenge Cup Final during the 1924–25 season at Headingley Stadium, the 3-9 defeat by Swinton in the 1926 Challenge Cup Final during the 1925–26 season, and the 26-7 victory over Swinton in the 1927 Challenge Cup Final during the 1926–27 season.
Albert Brough played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Oldham's 10–0 victory over St Helens Recs in the 1924 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1924–25 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 22 November 1924.
Albert Brough normally played as a fullback, however he played goalkeeper in Barrow A.F.C.'s 1-4 defeat by Durham City A.F.C. in the last game of the 1922–23 Football League season of the Football League Third Division North at Kepier Haughs, Durham.
Albert Brough's date of birth is stated as the 23 June 1894 on FreeBMD's death registration entry, but his birth registration period is stated as July→September 1895 on FreeBMD's birth registration entry, a difference of approximately 1-year.