Andy Graham

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Andy Graham
Personal information
Full name Andrew Graham
Date of birth (1983-09-22) 22 September 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Alloa Athletic
Youth career
Glasgow Amateurs U21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Stirling Albion 132 (10)
2010–2011 Hamilton Academical 15 (0)
2011–2012 Greenock Morton 27 (0)
2012–2015 Dumbarton 111 (6)
2015–2016 Ayr United 25 (2)
2016– Alloa Athletic 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:07, 25 February 2017 (UTC).

Andrew "Andy" Graham (born 22 September 1983, Glasgow) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Scottish League One side Alloa Athletic. Graham started his career as a youth with Glasgow Amateurs, before playing for Stirling Albion, Hamilton Academical, Greenock Morton, Dumbarton and Ayr United.

Career[edit]

Stirling Albion[edit]

Graham joined Stirling Albion from Glasgow Amateurs U-21 squad.[1] His debut for Stirling Albion was on 30 July 2005 against Ayr United and scored his first senior club goal on 27 August 2005 against Alloa Athletic.[2] He started his career as a central defender but won the Stirling Albion.com Player of the Year award for the 2009–10 season playing at right back.

Hamilton & Morton[edit]

After his contract with Stirling Albion expired, Graham joined Hamilton Academical for the 2010–11 season, signing on a one-year contract.[3]

Upon reaching the end of his year-long deal at Accies, Graham signed for the club that he supports – Greenock Morton.[4] After breaking his cheekbone in the Renfrewshire Cup final, Graham made his début as a substitute against Dundee on 27 August 2011.

Dumbarton[edit]

After one season at Cappielow, Graham was released and signed for nearby Dumbarton along with team-mate Ross Forsyth.[5] Where he was made captain [6] He scored his first goal for the club against East Stirlingshire in November 2012. At the end of the 2012–13 season Graham signed a new one-year contract with Dumbarton. In May 2014 Graham agreed to another new one-year contract.[7] He played in 83 consecutive matches[8] before missing the 3–0 defeat to Hibernian in February 2015[9] to attend the birth of his daughter, Eilidh.

He made his 100th appearance for the club on the final day of the 2014–15 season in a 2–2 draw with Raith. After winning the club's player of the season accolade[10] he renewed his contract for the 2015–16 season.[11][12] He was replaced by Darren Barr as club captain in July 2015[13] and left the club by mutual consent a month later[14]

Ayr United[edit]

On 27 August 2015, Graham signed for Ayr United on a one-year contract.[15] Graham scored the winning penalty in the Scottish Championship play-off final shoot-out against Stranraer.[16] Shortly after this, he was released by Ayr.[17]

Alloa Athletic[edit]

On 2 June 2016, Graham joined Scottish League One side Alloa Athletic.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RedWeb – Stirling Albions longest running unofficial website, player profile
  2. ^ Soccerbase Player Stats
  3. ^ "Hamilton sign Stirling's Graham". BBC Sport. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Tait, Chris (18 May 2011). "Ton agree deals in double swoop". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Andy Graham checks in". Dumbarton F.C. 7 June 2012. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  7. ^ Findlay, Alan (16 May 2014). "CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS SIGNS". Dumbarton F.C. 
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/DumbartonTerr/status/569134540624699392
  9. ^ "Hibernian 3–0 Dumbarton". BBC Sport. 21 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Findlay, Alan (4 May 2015). "SONS TRUST AWARDS 2015". Dumbarton F.C. 
  11. ^ Findlay, Alan (16 May 2015). "THREE PLAYERS AGREE TERMS". Dumbarton F.C. 
  12. ^ Findlay, Alan (4 June 2015). "SIGNING NEWS: CAPTAIN EXTENDS HIS DFC STAY". Dumbarton F.C. 
  13. ^ Findlay, Alan (19 July 2015). "MANAGER NAMES DARREN AS SKIPPER". Dumbarton F.C. 
  14. ^ Findlay, Alan (22 August 2015). "ANDY CALLS TIME ON SONS CAREER". Dumbarton F.C. 
  15. ^ "Andy Graham signs". Ayr United F.C. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ayr United 0–0 Stranraer". BBC Sport. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "Players released". Ayr United F.C. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  18. ^ http://www.alloaathletic.co.uk/BlogView.aspx?pageid=2&ItemID=1471&mid=2

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