Graham Rathbone

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Graham Rathbone
Personal information
Full name Graham Rathbone
Date of birth (1942-08-22)22 August 1942
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Date of death 8 January 2012(2012-01-08) (aged 69)[1]
Place of death Newport, Wales
Playing position Central Defender
Youth career
0000–1960 Merthyr Tydfil
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1966 Newport County 191 (7)
1966–1973 Grimsby Town 233 (11)
1973–1974 Cambridge United 36 (0)
1974–? Kettering Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Graham Rathbone (22 August 1942 – 8 January 2012) was a Welsh professional footballer.[1]

Rathbone was born in Newport, Monmouthshire. A centre-half, he began his career with Merthyr Tydfil. In 1960, he joined Newport County and made 191 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals. In 1966 manager Jimmy McGuigan signed him at Grimsby Town for a £10,000 fee[1] where he made 233 appearances before moving to Cambridge United and Kettering Town.[1][2]


Grimsby Town[edit]

Division Four: Champions 1971–72[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Grimsby Town: Graham Rathbone dies following illness". Grimsby Telegraph. 10 January 2012. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  2. ^ Newport County A-Z of transfers