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Albert Brough
File:Albert Brough - Oldham.jpeg
Born 20 July 1895
Barrow-in-Furness, England
Died 28 May 1980 (aged 84)
Chichester, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Albert Brough

Albert Brough MM (20 July 1895[2] – 28 May 1980[3]) was an English professional rugby league and association football (soccer) footballer who played in the 1920s. He played representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain and Lancashire, and at club level for Barrow and Oldham, as a Template:Rlp, or Template:Rlp, i.e. number 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, and club level association football (soccer) for Barrow A.F.C. and Mossley, as a fullback, or goalkeeper.

Background[]

Albert Brough was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England, he was awarded the Military Medal during World War I for bravery in the field, he died aged 84 in Chichester, West Sussex, England.

Rugby league playing career[]

International honours[]

Albert Brough won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Oldham in 1924 against Australia, and New Zealand.[4]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[]

Albert Brough played right-Template:Rlp, i.e. number 12, and scored a penalty goal in Oldham's 4–21 defeat by Wigan in the 1923–24 Challenge Cup Final during the 1923–24 season at Athletic Grounds, Rochdale on Saturday 12 April 1924, in front of a crowd of 41,831,[5] he played right-Template:Rlp, and scored a try in the 16–3 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1924–25 Challenge Cup Final during the 1924–25 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 25 April 1925, in front of a crowd of 28,335, he played left-Template:Rlp, i.e. number 5, in the 3–9 defeat by Swinton in the 1925–26 Challenge Cup Final during the 1925–26 season at Athletic Grounds, Rochdale on Saturday 1 May 1926, in front of a crowd of 27,000, and he played Template:Rlp in the 26–7 victory over Swinton in the 1926–27 Challenge Cup Final during the 1926–27 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 7 May 1927, in front of a crowd of 33,448.

County Cup Final appearances[]

Albert Brough played right-Template:Rlp, 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.

Association football (soccer) playing career[]

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. He also played for Mossley in the 1929–30 season of the Cheshire County League, making seven appearances and scoring one goal.[6]

References[]

  1. "Third Division. Northern Section. Barrow". Manchester. 15 August 1921. p. 6. 
  2. "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2016. http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=V9wPhOseJ%2Ba1plznytcvUA&scan=1. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  3. "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2016. https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=gJmd4opfWBZLcjf5nhl%2F1A&scan=1. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
  5. "1923–1924 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. http://wigan.rlfans.com/fusion_pages/index.php?page_id=418. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. "COMPLETE A-Z OF MOSSLEY PLAYERS from 1919 to current". mossleyweb.com. 31 December 2018. http://www.mossleyweb.com/PlayersAZ/AZB2.htm. Retrieved 1 January 2019. 

External links[]

Template:Oldham - 1923–24 Challenge Cup Final runners-up Template:Oldham - 1924–25 Challenge Cup Final winners Template:Oldham - 1925–26 Challenge Cup Final runners-up Template:Oldham - 1926–27 Challenge Cup Final winners Template:Great Britain squad – 1924 Australia & New Zealand Tourists

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