Felling, County Durham born wing half Albert Watson began his career with Felling Colliery in 1922 before signing for Second Division Blackpool in 1923, his Football League debut coming against Coventry City that October when, playing as an inside forward, he scored twice in a 5-0 home victory. He established himself as a first team regular from the start of the following season, missing only three games in 1924-25, and he was an ever present for The Seasiders in 1928-29.
Watson missed only 5 games in 1929-30 as Blackpool won the Second Division Championship and continued to play a further five seasons at Bloomfield Road, despite their relegation in 1933. After 22 goals in 370 appearances he joined Halifax Town in the 1936 close season, scoring twice in 31 appearances during a single season with The Shaymen. He then returned to the north east and joined Gateshead in the summer of 1937, playing for them for the final two seasons before the Second World War. Reverting to inside forward in 1937-38, he was second on Gateshead’s goalscoring charts with 18 goals, and scored 24 goals in 71 appearances for Gateshead before his retirement.