Date: 21st December 2016 at 3:43pm
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Rotherham United have lost another former Miller this week in Albert Bennett.

Striker Albert was born in Chester-le-Street in July 1944 signing for the Millers in 1961 going on to make over one hundred and seventy appearances in league and cup games. While with the Millers he won honours for England at U23 level.

July 1965 saw him move back up North to Newcastle for around £27,000 and the legend goes that a rugby tackle on him by Emlyn Hughes was how Hughes got his nickname ‘Crazy Horse’.

After a problem with his cartilage which kept him out of the Magpies team he found it difficult getting back and moved to Norwich City but a second operation on his knee forced his early retirement.

Albert did manage a few non-league sides and went on to run a pub in Norwich.

Albert has been to the New York Stadium on a number of occasions as a guest of John Breckin.

All at Vital Rotherham send our condolences to Albert’s family and friends.

 
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