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Phil Annable

Hall of Fame



Date of birth


WINNING Burton Albion's Player of the Season award a record FOUR times and having written his name in the club's history books, Phil Annable was deservedly inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 2022.

Annable was regarded as one of the hardest men around and there was a joke for many years that he always booked his annual holiday for the start of the season because, as sure as night follows day, he would be suspended.

Rex Page described Annable thus: "There were times when he seemed unbeatable in the air and, despite being decidedly short on pace, his tackling and radar-like anticipation made him an extremely difficult player to beat on the ground."

Annable, also a consistent goalscorer despite being a defender thanks to his brilliance at set plays, became the first Burton Albion player to make 500 appearances for the club and was sold to Boston United for £6,000, but would rejoin the Brewers in 1982 and went on to take his career total appearances to 547.

Annable was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Aaron Webster, himself a member of this exclusive club.