Arthur Graham

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Arthur Graham
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Personal information
Date of birth (1952-10-26) 26 October 1952 (age 61)
Place of birth Castlemilk, Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1977 Aberdeen 220 (34)
1977–1983 Leeds United 223 (37)
1983–1985 Manchester United 37 (5)
1985–1987 Bradford City 31 (2)
Total 511 (78)
National team
1978–1981 Scotland 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Arthur Graham (born 26 October 1952 in Castlemilk, Glasgow) is a former Scottish professional footballer who played for Aberdeen, Leeds United, Manchester United, Bradford City and the Scotland national team. He played as a left winger. His brother Jimmy Graham was also a footballer.

Graham began his career with Aberdeen in 1969 and played in five league matches during his first season with the club. Despite limited league appearances, he was given a place in the starting line-up for the Scottish Cup Final against Celtic by manager Eddie Turnbull. Aberdeen defeated Celtic 3–1 with 17-year-old Graham making two assists via left-wing crosses. He remained at Aberdeen until July 1977, winning the Scottish League Cup in his final season.

He joined Leeds United for £125,000 at the start of the 1977–78 season. He scored a total of 47 goals in 260 appearances for Leeds over six seasons, including a hat-trick against Birmingham on 14 January 1978 - the first hat-trick to be scored by a Leeds United player in any competition for nearly five years.[1]

However, Leeds United were relegated to the Second Division in the 1981–82 season and failed to regain their status in the top division in 1982–83. Graham was subsequently sold to Manchester United for £50,000 in August 1983.

He remained at Old Trafford for two seasons, scoring five goals in 37 appearances before finishing his career at Bradford City where he remained until 1987.

He won a total of 11 international caps for Scotland, making his debut against East Germany in 1977. He scored twice at international level, against Argentina and Northern Ireland – both in 1979.

Graham now coaches youngsters at the Leeds United Academy and at football schools in the Wetherby area.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hat-Trick Heroes - Leeds United FC - LeedsUtdMAD". Leedsunited-mad.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 

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