Chris McGrath (footballer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Chris McGrath
Personal information
Full name Christopher Roland McGrath
Date of birth (1954-11-29) 29 November 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 Tottenham Hotspur 38 (5)
1975–1976Millwall (loan) 15 (3)
1976–1981 Manchester United 28 (1)
1981–1982 Tulsa Roughnecks 44 (3)
1982–1985 South China
National team
1974–1979 Northern Ireland 21 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Christopher Roland "Chris" McGrath (born 29 November 1954 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a former footballer. He played as a winger for Tottenham Hotspur, Millwall, Manchester United and Tulsa Roughnecks, and as an international for Northern Ireland.[1]

Football career[edit]

He joined Tottenham Hotspur as an apprentice in January 1972. Making his first class debut in 1973 and going on to make 46 appearances in all competitions including nine as substitute and scoring ten goals. McGrath featured in both legs of 1974 UEFA Cup Final and collected a runner's up medal. In 1975, he joined Millwall in a loan deal where he made 15 appearances and scoring on 3 occasions. He transferred to Manchester United for £30,000 in October 1976 where he made 38 appearances and scoring once. McGrath left the club in February 1981 to join Tulsa Roughnecks in the NASL where he played to 1982.[2]


Tottenham Hotspur

International career[edit]

McGrath represented Northern Ireland 21 times and scoring on four occasions.

His first international appearance was against Scotland on 11 May 1974, his last versus England on 19 May 1979.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Hugman, B,J, (Ed) The PFA Premier& Football League Players' Records 1946–2005 (2005) p396 ISBN 1-85291-665-6 retrieved 26 August 2008
  2. ^ NASL players Retrieved August 26, 2008
  3. ^ International stats and photo of Chris Retrieved 25 March 2010