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Albert Foan (30 October 1923 – 14 August 2009) was an English
football player who played for Norwich City, West Ham United, Margate,
Lowestoft Town and Great Yarmouth.
Foan was a veteran of British Expeditionary Force in World War II and
played his early football in his military days. His first footballing honours
came with London Boys before being signed by Norwich City in 1947.
After 3 seasons with Norwich he joined West Ham United  where he
remained until 1957 making 61 appearances and scoring nine goals in
Full name Albert Thomas Foan
all competitions including scoring a hat-trick in an FA Cup game against
Date of birth 30 October 1923
Preston on 7 January 1956. 
Place of birth Rotherhithe, London, England
After leaving West Ham Foan went on to play for Margate where in Date of death 14 August 2009 (aged 85)
1957, aged 33, he was appointed club captain. Nicknamed 'General Place of death Norwich, United Kingdom
Foan' by the local press he went on to make 178 appearances for
Playing position Striker, Midfielder
Margate scoring 29 goals. Foan left Margate in 1961 and joined
Lowestoft Town. During his time with Lowestoft he was involved in a car
crash where his car turned over three times. Foan's injuries where
Years Team Apps † (Gls) †
limited to minor scratches. A highlight at the end of Foan's career, 1947–1950 Norwich City 18 (4)
Lowestoft played in the FA Cup in round one, away at Leyton Orient in 1950–1957 West Ham United 53 (6)
the 1966-67 season. Although losing 2-1, Foan, aged 43, played on the 1957–1961 Margate
wing in a return to his native East End. 1961–1966 Lowestoft Town
1966–1968 Great Yarmouth Town
Joining in the 1966-67 season Foan has a brief spell with Great
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the
Yarmouth Town before he retired. 
domestic league only and correct as of 09:30,30 August
After retirement from the game he did some coaching for Norwich City 2009 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
and went to work for the city council.
Foan died on 14 August 2009 in a Norwich nursing home. 
1. ^ Albert Foan www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com
2. ^ Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics Albert Foan www.westhamstats.info
3. ^ Albert Foan www.margatefchistory.com
4. ^ Tributes paid to Foan www.whufc.com
via Albert Foan