Green, Albert

Birth Date

24th May 1887


Rotherham, England



Biographical Text

Green was signed from Rotherham Town in the summer of 1914, and made his Exeter City debut against West ham United at St James’ Park in a Southern League fixture in September of that year.

After serving with the Army in India, he became one of a handful of players who returned to play for City after the First World War and progress into the Football League with the Grecians. He retired from playing at the end of the 1921-22 season.

Green later became the landlord of the ‘Coach and Horses’ public house in Sidwell Street, Exeter. In 1922 he was landlord of the Brook Green Tavern in Well's Street. in the same year he married Agnes Walkey of the Old Golden Lion Inn and they had two children, a son and daughter.

As well as playing football, he played Cricket, being the first batsman to score a century in the Exeter & District league, he was also a cricket coach at Exeter School.

Albert died in February 1933, and is buried at the Higher Cemetery in Exeter






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Alison Styles:

Sorry to be a pain but you've got Alf Greens first name wrong. Surprisingly he was called Albert and not Alfred. (Confirmed by a family member.)

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