Brian Graham (footballer)

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Brian Graham
Brian Graham - 1.jpg
Graham playing for Greenock Morton
Personal information
Full name Brian Graham
Date of birth (1987-11-23) 23 November 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ross County
Youth career
Hillington F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Greenock Morton 65 (10)
2008–2009 East Stirlingshire (loan) 33 (15)
2011–2013 Raith Rovers 58 (29)
2013–2015 Dundee United 31 (6)
2014–2015 St. Johnstone (loan) 23 (9)
2015– Ross County 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:13, 23 June 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Brian Graham (born 23 November 1987) is a Scottish footballer, currently playing for Ross County in the Scottish Premiership.

A striker, Graham spent five years at Greenock Morton after joining the club from Hillington. Whilst at Morton he spent a season on loan at East Stirlingshire in the Third Division. He then played for Raith Rovers, moving from there to Dundee United in 2013. After spending most of the 2014–15 season on loan to St. Johnstone, he joined Ross County in June 2015.

Career[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Graham made his senior début for Greenock Morton on 29 April 2006, at Station Park, Forfar against Forfar Athletic. He replaced that season, in order to come into contention for the first team, Allan Moore ordered him and Kevin Kelbie to lose weight (despite being one of the thinnest at the club).[1]

After leaving Morton at the end of the 2010–11 season he signed for Raith Rovers in May 2011[2]

Graham was unveiled as a Dundee United player before the SPL club's last game of the 2012–13 season against Celtic at Tannadice, signing a two-year deal as Jon Daly made an exit.[3] Graham was mainly used as a substitute in his first season, with 23 of his 36 appearances coming from the bench. He scored his first goal for the club in a 4–1 win over Partick Thistle,[4] and went on to finish the season with seven goals in total.

In August 2014, Graham was loaned to St. Johnstone for the rest of the 2014–15 season.[5] He scored the winning goal on his St Johnstone debut on 30 August 2014 in a 1–0 win away to Motherwell, in the 86th minute, having come on as a substitute.[6] On 20 December 2014, Graham scored from the penalty spot to give St. a 1–0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle, with the penalty being awarded after he appearaed to be fouled by Inverness goalkeeper Dean Brill,[7] however in the days following the match, he was offered a two-match suspension by the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer after it had been alleged he had dived to win the penalty. St. Johnstone accepted the two-match suspension.[8]

In April 2015, Dundee United announced Graham will be released when his contract expires at the end of the season.[9] It was announced by Ross County in May 2015 that Graham would be joining the club on a two-year contract.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ton boss issues hefty threat to strikers". Evening Times. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Brian Graham joins Raith". SPFL. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dundee United:". BBC Sport. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24968827
  5. ^ Brian Graham: St Johnstone sign Dundee United striker on loan, BBC Sport
  6. ^ Barnes, John (30 August 2014). "Motherwell 0-1 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Wilson, Richard (20 December 2014). "St Johnstone 1-0 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "St Johnstone accept two-match ban offered to Brian Graham for diving". STV Sport. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Dundee United to release trio at the end of the season". BBC Sport. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ross County: New signing Brian Graham impressed by Jim McIntyre". BBC Sport. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 

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