Albert Parkin

Albert Parkin scored both goals in the first ever Totty Cup final in 1923. It was a 2-0 win for Wath Victoria over their neighbours Park Road. In the same year Albert represented Yorkshire School boys (see photo of the cap) and possibly England schoolboys.

Albert Parkin

Albert went on to play for Rotherham United, scoring on his debut aged 17 in 1927. He went on to play for Rotherham for 7 seasons. He scored 45 times for the Millers.

Albert in the 1931/32 Rotherham United team.
Adam Le Fondre failed in 2009 to join the six RUFC players to score in 6 consecutive matches.


Albert was born in Wath to parents Alfred and Emma. It 1911 they were living at 22 Winifred Road, Wath. They had a daughter Barbara who married Max Klingler and moved to Switzerland. Albert’s grandchildren still live in Switzerland – Jeannine, Marcus and Nicholas and are now aware of the Totty Cup!
2nd Oct 1908.

Albert was born on 2nd October 1908. His brothers and sisters were Elizabeth (circa 1902), John Thomas (1905) , Alf, Ellen (1900), Emma (1916), Annice, Alice (1919), Marjorie, Frank (1915), (Sydney was Frank’s twin who died) and Harry.

Albert sat with his wife, Marjorie, and grandchildren, in 1976 in their Bolton-on-Dearne garden.
The names are from left to right: Marjorie Parkin (born 1909), Nicholas Klingler (born 1963), Jeannine Klingler (born 1964), Albert Parkin (born 1908), Marcus Klingler (born 1969)

Albert stood smiling furthest left in this 1927-28 Rotherham United squad photo. Credit: Marcus Klinger