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The Golden Boy

27 June 2014


In a week when Wednesday mourned the loss of club legend Johnny Fantham another former Owl of yesteryear – and similar standing – is in the news.

Albert Quixall represented the Owls for a full decade between 1948 and 1958 before departing for mighty Manchester United in a then British record deal worth £45,000.

United website ‘Talk of the Devils’ has produced an extensive interview with Quixall - nicknamed the ‘Golden Boy’ at Hillsborough - that covers his switch to Old Trafford, his career with the Reds after leaving S6 and, more pertinently, his memories of the Munich Air tragedy that decimated the United ranks.

Ironically, Albert captained the Owls in the first game following the disaster, in February 1958 – seven months before trading Sheffield Wednesday for Manchester United.

CLICK HERE to read the full fascinating interview.

*Sheffield-born Albert Quixall made 260 senior appearances for Wednesday, scoring 65 goals.

He also earned five full international caps whilst on Wednesday’s books - the first of which was posted at just 20-years-old - before moving to Old Trafford.

Albert helped the Owls to two promotions, in 1952 and 1956 and the FA Cup semi finals of 1954.




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