Albert Bennett, English footballer, Died at 72

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Albert “Ankles” Bennett was born on July 16, 1944, in Chester-le-Street and died on December 21, 2016.

He was a footballer.

Bennett played for Rotherham, Newcastle and Norwich as a centre-forward, he also represented England at under-23 level while at Rotherham.

Bennett was forced to retire due to injury in 1971 and had a spell as player-manager of Bury Town.

Albert spent his later life living in Norwich.

Bennett at one point ran a pub in Norwich, called the Elm Tavern.

Due to injury, Bennett was forced to retire after being substituted against Leicester City in February 1971.

Bennett then had a spell as player-manager at Bury, followed by managing various non-league clubs,

Albert Bennett passed away at 72 years old.

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