Latham Albert Image 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1927

Latham Albert Image 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1927


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Hucknall, Nottinghamshire born right half Albert Latham began his football career playing for Bleakhall United in 1924 and Hucknall Town in 1925, joining Nottingham Forest as an amateur in July 1926, spending 1926-27 on their books, while also playing for Newark Town. He didn’t make the first team at The City Ground and joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in June 1927 as a professional, but spent 1927-28 in their reserves without making the first eleven.

In July 1928 he joined Third Division (North) club Accrington Stanley, making his Football League debut against Carlisle United that August, being a fixture in their first team during the rest of 1928-29. However he lost his regular place in January 1930 and played only a handful of matches before leaving Stanley to join Rochdale that August after 3 goals in 58 appearances.

He scored once in 8 appearances for ‘Dale before joining non league Hurst at the 1930 year end, returning to the Football League to join York City in September 1931, however he was released without having made their first eleven and returned to non league football with Barnoldswick Town in the summer of 1932.  He joined Fleetwood in 1933, staying two seasons before moving to Clitheroe in 1935. He had a further two year spell at Morecambe who he joined in 1936, before his eventual retirement in 1938.

NB this photograph, from a severely damaged but very rare trade card in the Vintage Footballers collection, has had to undergo substantial “surgery” to look this good.

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