Albert Nightingale was an immmensely popular player who was well
known in Yorkshire after a successful career with Sheffield United,
but it was at Leeds that he really came into his own, scoring
freely and combining well with John Charles. At the age of 32, he
picked up a knee injury in a game against Everton that was enough
to end his career.
Brian Thomas says: Albert invented "diving" he could be tripped
on the halfway line and hit the penalty area. He was a great player
though and had the looks of a latin film star. Great
Mark says: I am Albert's grandson. He is alive and well, living
in Huddersfield. He comes to matches regularly with me at Anfield
[sorry to all Tykes]. If you want to cotact him ring my dad on
Jim Wingham says: Hi my name is Jim Wingham. Albert is a
distance relation. When I was a lad he often came and visited my
mum and dad at Pontefract. I have fond memories of those visits.
When you next see him tell Albert my dad come to live with us in
November 2002 and he died September of last year aged 90.
Tom says: hi there,im Gwyns daughters best friend,Tom.i wanted
to say that he has two fabulous daughters,Grace and Faye,i stay at
his house more than 4times a week and he has a great sense of
humour and works very hard,plus at ridiculous hours of the
Kim Parkin says: Albert is my uncle. I'm trying to find out more
about my dad (Alberts brother), who also played football but I'm
not sure who for. His name was Samson Nightingale. Any one
Bill Nightingale says: I am a cousin of Albert and about the
same age. when he played for sheffield he visited my parents many
weekends at South Elmsall.I watched him play often.