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Albert Valentine (footballer)

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Full name  Albert Finch Valentine
Name  Albert Valentine
Role  Footballer
Place of death  Billinge, England
Position  Forward
Playing position  Forward

Date of birth  (1907-06-03)3 June 1907
Date of death  12 March 1990(1990-03-12) (aged 82)
Died  1990, Billinge, United Kingdom

Place of birth  Higher Ince, England

Albert Finch Valentine (3 June 1907 – 12 March 1990) was a footballer who played as a forward in England and Wales during the 1920s and 1930s.


Early career

He was with Wigan Borough F.C. in 1931, and played for them on 24 October, their last game before resigning from The Football League.

After Wigan he played for Chester and Crewe Alexandra, before joining Macclesfield Town for the 1933/1934 season. In his single season with Macclesfield he scored 82 league and cup goals, and he still holds the Macclesfield record for most goals in a season

Halifax Town

He joined Halifax Town for a fee of £500 from Macclesfield Town, and scored on his league debut for Halifax on 25 August 1934 in the 2-1 victory over Mansfield Town at The Shay. The highpoint of his first season was on 9 March 1936 when bagged 5 goals in the 6-2 home victory over New Brighton. Over the next two seasons he scored 4 goals in a game on 2 occasions, against Oldham Athletic and Rotherham United, and a hat-trick against Hartlepool United. During that first season, success on the field helped the club to make a rare profit totaling £1100. The much needed funds paid off a chunk of their £3500 debts.

Valentine was a prolific striker who still holds the club record for scoring the most league goals in a single season at Halifax Town.

In view of his achievements it was a surprise when Valentine was released from the club in 1937. He played his last game for Halifax on 1 May 1937 in their 4-1 defeat of Crewe Alexandra and in true fashion he signed off with 2 goals.


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