Morpeth, Northumberland born inside right Albert Bartlett began his football career with Morpeth Harriers before joining Second Division Bradford City in July 1906, for whom he made his Football League debut at Chelsea the same September. He scored 11 goals in 23 appearances during his debut season but was less regular in his second, scoring 7 goals in 18 matches as The Bantams won the Second Division Championship. He had a single season in the top flight but only scored once before joining Southern League Brentford in May 1909 after 19 goals in 56 appearances.
At Griffin Park Bartlett enjoyed two full seasons, scoring 7 times in 71 appearances for The Bees, before joining Reading in May 1911, but he appeared only once for The Royals before spending 1912-13 back at Bradford City, where he didn’t add to his first team appearance tally. He joined non league Heckmondwike in 1913 and played for Midland League club Halifax Town in 1914 before the onset of the First World War, after which he appeared for Castleford Town before his retirement in 1919.