Graham Stuart (footballer)
|Full name||Graham Charles Stuart|
|Date of birth||24 October 1970|
|Place of birth||Tooting, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:00, 30 August 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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. Stuart spent the majority of his Everton career playing as a right midfielder, but did also spend time playing as a centre-forward (including the victories in the 1995 FA Cup semi-final and final). 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 empty net.
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.
Stuart retired from professional football in August 2005 at the age of 34, and subsequently he has done television work for Sky Sports.
|Charlton Athletic F.C. captain