Graham Stuart (footballer)

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Graham Stuart
Personal information
Full name Graham Charles Stuart
Date of birth (1970-10-24) 24 October 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Tooting, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Chelsea 87 (14)
1993–1997 Everton 136 (22)
1997–1999 Sheffield United 53 (11)
1999–2005 Charlton Athletic 148 (22)
2005 Norwich City 8 (0)
Total 432 (69)
National team
1990–1991 England U21 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:00, 30 August 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Graham Charles Stuart (born 24 October 1970) is a former English professional, footballer and sports commentator. As a player he was an attacking midfielder from 1989 until 2005.

He spent the majority of his career in the Premier League, playing in the top tier of English football for Chelsea, Everton, Charlton Athletic and Norwich City. He also had a two-year spell with Sheffield United, and was capped 5 times, scoring twice for England U21.

Playing career[edit]

Stuart had spells at Everton, Chelsea, Sheffield United and Charlton Athletic. His most successful period was while he was at Everton between 1993 and 1997. During his time he won the FA Cup in 1995, beating Manchester United 1–0 in the final at Wembley; his shot from inside the penalty area hit the bar, but Paul Rideout headed the ball into the net.[1]

Nicknamed 'Diamond' during this time at Everton, Stuart's most famous moment in a blue shirt came on 7 May 1994. He scored two goals as Mike Walker's Everton defeated Wimbledon at Goodison Park on the final day of the season to escape relegation by the slimmest of margins. He scored the winning goal nine minutes from time, completing a comeback after the Blues had fallen 2–0 down in the game.

Media career[edit]

Stuart retired from professional football in August 2005 at the age of 34, and subsequently he has done television work for Sky Sports.

Honours[edit]

Everton[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mark Kinsella
Charlton Athletic F.C. captain
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Matt Holland