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Albert Cheesebrough: 1935-2020

Burnley Football Club is saddened to hear of the death of former player Albert Cheesebrough – a member of the Clarets’ 1950 squad which he helped take to the brink of the league title.

Cheesebrough – who has died in Southport at the age of 85 – played 158 games for the Clarets, scoring 40 goals.

A winger or inside forward, Cheesebrough made his Burnley debut in April, 1952 and played his last game for the club in April, 1959 – scoring on his final appearance to earn a point from a 2-2 draw against Newcastle United at Turf Moor as Harry Potts’ side finished seventh in the First Division.