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Brian Albeson 1971 - 1974
Central Defender
Fullname:Brian Albeson
Birthday:Saturday 14th December 1946
Height:6ft 0inWeight:12st 2lb
Honours + awards:Player of the Season 1971-72
Position, records and matches
Usual position: Central Defender

28th June 2005

Brian was born at Bury, Lancashire. He played for Bury in his early career and then left Gigg Lane to join Darlington. He was Darlington's regular centre half and whilst with them he formed an inseparable partnership with Joe Jacques. He followed Joe to Roots Hall where he is probably the best centre half Southend have had on their books since the ground was opened. He was joint Player of the Year with Bill Garner last season and no player has played 'better to win this award.

Article by 1972 Club handbook

Southend United Career
YearsTotalsLeagueFA CupLeague CupOther Cup
Start Sub Goal StartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoal
1971 - 1974 119 1 10 109 1 9 5 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
Southend United Career
Start Sub Goal
Southend United Transfers
Date Team Fee Notes
Joined 1 July 1971 Darlington One of the all time great centre backs
Left 1 March 1974 Stockport County