The youngest of three footballing brothers, Radford, Nottinghamshire born wing half Albert Waterall began his football career with Radford Institute in 1908 and played for Sneinton in 1909 before joining First Division Notts County in 1910, making his Football League debut against Aston Villa in April 1911. Initially a fringe player, he had a good run of games from December 1912, but left the club after their relegation at the end of the season having scored once in 27 appearances, joining Stockport County in the 1913 close season.
He played for Stockport both sides of the First World War, becoming their club captain, and although they were relegated from the Second Division in 1921, they bounced back immediately to win the Third Division (North) Championship in 1922, eventually leaving the club in 1926 after they again suffered relegation, having scored 36 goals in exactly 300 appearances. He had brief spells with Queen’s Park Rangers from the summer of 1926 but made only two appearances in September that year before joining Clapton Orient, for whom he made two more appearances in October. He then joined non league Grantham in late 1926, with whom he saw out his career until retirement.
His eldest brother Tommy played for Notts County, Bradford Park Avenue, Mansfield, Leicester, Watford and Gillingham. His other brother Isaac (“Ike”) played for Notts County, Doncaster, Rotherham County, Rotherham Town and Millwall.