Green, Albert

Birth Date

23rd September 1887


Rotherham, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

Albert Green, who played for Exeter City in both the Southern League and Football League, signed from Rotherham Town in 1914. Returning to the club after the First World War he played on until retiring in 1922.   

Signed from Rotherham Town in the summer of 1914, he made his debut against West ham United at St James’ Park in a Southern League fixture on 5 September 1914. After serving with the Army in India, he became one of a handful of players who not only returned to play for City after the First World War but also remained with the club as it progressed to the Football League.

He retired from playing at the end of the 1921/22 season and, later becoming the landlord of the Coach and Horses on Sidwell Street, was tenant of the Brook Green Tavern on Well Street when he married Agnes Walkey of the Old Golden Lion Inn in 1922.

He was also a cricketer and, said to be the first player to score a century in the Exeter & District league, coached the game at Exeter School.

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


60 (Southern League 17; Football League 43)


8 (Southern League 8)



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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