Graham Shaw (footballer born 1934)

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Graham Laurence Shaw, (born 9 July 1934 in Sheffield - died. 1998) was an English football player who played for Sheffield United between 1951–1967, in the position of left-back.

Career[edit]

Shaw was developed by Oaks Fold (a Sheffield United nursery club in the 1950s), after having played for Sheffield Schoolboys, chiefly at half-back. He signed professional forms for United when he was 17. A calm stylish player, who had pace and tackled well, he could place his clearances.

Shaw made his debut for the Blades at Hillsborough on 5 January 1951 in front of a crowd of 65,384, United won the match 3-1. He was also part of the United team which beat Sheffield Wednesday 7-3 on 8 September 1951 at Bramall Lane.

Shaw went on to become an England International and made 5 appearances for the national side. His first cap was against U.S.S.R. at Wembley on 22 October 1958. It was a match England won 5-0. He went on to make 4 more appearances for England between 1958 and 1962.

In 1967, Shaw left United and joined Doncaster Rovers making 22 appearances for the Rovers.

Sheffield United Career Stats[edit]

Season Division League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals League Cup Apps League Cup Goals Other Apps Other Goals Total Apps Total Goals
1951–52 Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1952–53 Two 37 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 41 2
1953–54 One 32 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 35 0
1954–55 One 41 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 44 2
1955–56 One 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1956–57 Two 28 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
1957–58 Two 41 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 48 0
1958–59 Two 38 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 44 3
1959–60 Two 35 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 40 2
1960–61 Two 31 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 39 2
1961–62 One 41 0 3 0 6 0 1 0 51 0
1962–63 One 41 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 46 4
1963–64 One 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
1964–65 One 42 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 46 0
1965–66 One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1966–67 One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 439 14 37 0 9 1 13 0 498 15