PeopleWellington Albert’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story Is Athlete
Rugby league playerFrom Guinea
Papua New GuineaType SportsGendermaleBirth
3 September 1993, Papua New Guinea
Age27 yearsStar signVirgo
Wellington Albert (born 3 September 1994) is a Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Penrith Panthers in the New South Wales Cup. He is a Papua New Guinean international and primarily plays at wing or prop.
From Mendi, Southern Highlands in Papua New Guinea, Albert is the older brother of fellow PNG international Stanton Albert. He played for the Mendi Muruks and the Snax Lae Tigers in the PNGNRL before being selected to represent Papua New Guinea at the 2013 World Cup. He played for the Kumuls in their pre-tournament match against Scotland, where he scored a try. His only match of the tournament was against New Zealand on 8 November 2013, where he again scored a try.
On 12 December 2013, Albert was named in the Papua New Guinea Hunters’ squad for their inaugural 2014 season in the Queensland Cup, though he later signed a two-year deal with the Penrith Panthers starting in 2014. He was the first Papua New Guinean player to be signed by an NRL club without having played junior rugby league in Australia.
Albert played 5 games for the Panthers’ NYC team in 2014 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. In 2015, Albert moved into the Panthers’ NSW Cup team. On 2 May 2015, he represented Papua New Guinea in the 2015 Melanesian Cup against Fiji.
In 2014, Albert started an economics degree at the University of Western Sydney.