Albert Stubbins R.I.P

Last updated : 29 December 2002 By Martyn Elliott

Albert Stubbins
Born in 1919, the Second World War robbed Stubbins of the best years of his footballing career, although he represented his beloved Newcastle during wartime - scoring 188 times in 231 games.

Stubbins then moved to Liverpool in 1946 for a British record transfer fee of £12,500 and was a key member of the team that won the first Football League title after the war, scoring 24 times.

He went on to score 83 times in 180 appearances for Liverpool where he is regarded as one of the greats, so much so that he features on the cover of the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album.

After finishing his football career he returned to his native North East and was a regular visitor to St James’ Park.