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Alec Jackson

The former winger played for a host of clubs during an extensive career.
Bescot Banter - Walsall FC NewsWe are saddened to learn of the passing of former Walsall winger Alec Jackson, who has died at the age of 86.

Born in Tipton on Saturday, 29th May 1937, Jackson began his career in 1954 when he joined West Bromwich Albion as an amateur, before going on to turn professional in September of the same year.

Becoming Albion's youngest ever league goal scorer when he netted on his debut against Charlton Athletic, Jackson would go on to spend the next decade at The Hawthorns, netting 52 goals in 208 games.

Moving on to join near-rivals Birmingham City in 1964, Alec went on to make almost eighty league appearances for the Blues before making the move to Fellows Park and the Saddlers.

Making thirty-eight league appearances for Walsall, Alec eventually made the move to non-league football where he featured for the likes of Nuneaton Borough, Kidderminster Harriers, Warley, Oldbury Town, Warley County Borough, Darlaston, Blakenall, Lower Gornal, Rushall Olympic, and Bush Rangers before hanging up his boots.

Following his retirement for the beautiful game, he went on to work at the Austin works in Longbridge before enjoying a well-deserved retirement.

We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Alec's family and friends.
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