Graham Matthews

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Graham Matthews
Personal information
Full name Graham Matthews[1]
Date of birth (1942-11-02) 2 November 1942 (age 75)[1]
Place of birth Newcastle-under-Lyme, England[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1963 Stoke City 16 (3)
1963–1965 Walsall 67 (21)
1965–1968 Crewe Alexandra 58 (19)
Total 141 (43)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Graham Matthews (born 2 November 1942) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Crewe Alexandra, Stoke City and Walsall.[1]

Career[edit]

Matthews was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme and joined his local club Stoke City in 1960.[1] He played twice in 1960–61 and made twelve appearances in 1961–62 scoring twice.[1] Unfortunately for Matthews in October 1961 Stoke manager Tony Waddington brought the legendary Stanley Matthews back to the club. Matthews had no hope of retaining his place in the side at the expense of someone like the former England international and he left for Walsall in 1963.[1]

He spent two seasons at Fellows Park where he made 73 appearances scoring 22 goals before joining Crewe Alexandra in 1965. He played 61 times for the "Railwaymen" scoring 19 goals and helped the team finish in 5th position in the Fourth Division in 1966–67.

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City[1] 1960–61 Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1961–62 Second Division 10 2 0 0 2 0 12 2
1962–63 Second Division 4 1 0 0 2 2 6 3
Total 16 3 0 0 4 2 20 5
Walsall 1963–64 Third Division 44 15 1 0 3 0 48 15
1964–65 Third Division 23 6 0 0 2 1 25 7
Total 67 21 1 0 5 1 73 22
Crewe Alexandra 1965–66 Fourth Division 32 9 1 0 2 0 34 9
1966–67 Fourth Division 25 10 1 0 1 0 27 10
1967–68 Fourth Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 58 19 2 0 3 0 61 19
Career Total 141 43 3 0 12 3 156 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ Graham Matthews profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)

External links[edit]

  • Graham Matthews at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database