Deiniol Graham

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Deiniol Graham
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Graham in 2013
Personal information
Full name Deiniol William Thomas Graham
Date of birth (1969-10-04) 4 October 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Cannock, Staffordshire, England
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1985–1987 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Manchester United 2 (0)
1991–1994 Barnsley 28 (2)
1992 Preston North End (loan) 8 (0)
1993 Carlisle United (loan) 2 (1)
1994–1995 Stockport County 11 (2)
1995 Scunthorpe United 3 (1)
1995 Halifax Town 1 (0)
1995–1996 Dagenham & Redbridge
National team
1991 Wales U21 1 (0)
Teams managed
2011– Llandudno
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Deiniol William Thomas Graham (born 4 October 1969) is a football manager and former player who manages Welsh club Llandudno. He previously played as a forward for various clubs in the Football League after playing in the Manchester United youth and reserve teams.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England, Graham signed for Manchester United as an apprentice in October 1985 and left school in the summer of 1986. He turned professional a year later, and made his debut for the first team in the 1987–88 season, coming on as a 53rd-minute substitute for Mike Duxbury in the club's League Cup Second Round second leg match against Hull City on 7 October 1987. He made one further appearance that season.

Graham scored his first and only goal for the Manchester United first team on 11 January 1989 in a 2–2 draw with Queens Park Rangers in an FA Cup Third Round replay. However, just over a month later, he suffered a broken arm in a youth team match against Bury Reserves and was ruled out for eight months, severely denting his first team opportunities. He only made one more appearance for the first team before Mel Machin signed him for Barnsley for £50,000 on 5 August 1991.

At Barnsley, Graham's first-team opportunities were more frequent but he was still unable to hold down a regular place, making around 40 appearances and scoring just two goals in his three years there. In 1992, he was loaned out to Preston North End, where he made 11 appearances and scored one goal, in the FA Cup. A loan spell at Carlisle United followed in 1993, and Graham was given a free transfer by Barnsley at the end of the 1993–94 season.

He was then picked up by Stockport County, scoring two goals in 11 matches before joining Scunthorpe United a year later, but after two months there, including three appearances and one goal, he moved into non-league football, playing for Colwyn Bay and Caersws, amongst others.

Managerial career[edit]

At the end of his playing career, Graham moved into management. He was made manager of Llandudno, but left the club for a time before rejoining them in October 2011.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Dave (8 October 2011). "Former Manchester United man Deiniol Graham is new manager of Llandudno Town FC". Daily Post. Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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