In memory of Albert Quixall

The PFA are deeply saddened by the passing of former Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester United inside-forward Albert Quixall , aged 87.

Quixall joined Sheffield Wednesday in 1948, aged 14, making his professional debut for the side in February 1951, going on to play almost 250 league games, scoring 66 league and cup goals for the Owls. Quixall also earned his 5 England caps whilst at the club between 1953 and 1955. In September 1958. Quixall broke the British transfer record, joining Manchester United for a fee of £45,000.

Nicknamed the 'Golden Boy' of 1950's football, Quixall made 184 appearances for the Manchester side, scoring 56 goals between 1958 and 1964. He was also a key figure in Manchester United's 1963 FA Cup Winning Squad. Quixall left the club at the end of the 1963/64 season, moving to Oldham Athletic, where he made 37 appearances over two seasons, before finishing his professional career in 1967 at Stockport County.

The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the PFA are with Albert's family and friends.