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Albert Foan (30 October 1923 – 14 August 2009) was an English
                                                                                                      Albert Foan
football player who played for Norwich City, West Ham United, Margate,
Lowestoft Town and Great Yarmouth.

Career
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 [1] where he
                                                                                                    Personal information
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. [2]
                                                                                   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
                                                                                                       Senior career*
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. [3]
                                                                                   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. [4]

References
   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



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