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Albert Shepherd

Albert Shepherd (10 September 1885 – 8 November 1929) was an English footballer. He played centre forward for Newcastle United between 1908 to 1914.

Born in Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, England, Shepherd was known for having a ferocious shot and being very charismatic. For example in one match he asked the Newcastle officials that if he scored a hat-trick in the game, could he leave the match early to catch a train. The officials agreed; he scored a hat-trick and caught his train on time.

He also has a place in FA Cup history as being the first person to score a penalty in an FA Cup Final. At Newcastle he played 132 games, scoring 94 goals, winning a League Championship and an FA Cup final along the way. His other clubs included Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City.

He was top scorer in the First Division in the 1905-1906 and 1910-1911 seasons.[1]

When he finished his football career he became a pub landlord.


Newcastle United


  • England profile
  • A Complete Who's Who of Newcastle United, by Paul Joannou.
  • Haway The Lads, The Illustrated Story of Newcastle United, by Paul Joannou, Tommy Canning/Patrick Canning.

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