Graham Shaw (footballer, born 1934)

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Graham Shaw
Personal information
Full name Graham Laurence Shaw
Date of birth (1934-07-09)9 July 1934
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Date of death 12 May 1998(1998-05-12) (aged 63)
Place of death Sheffield, England
Playing position Left-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1967 Sheffield United 442 (12)
1967–1968 Doncaster Rovers 22 (0)
1968–1969 Scarborough
Total 464 (12)
National team
1958–1962 England 5 (0)
Teams managed
1968–1969 Scarborough (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Graham Laurence Shaw (9 July 1934 – 12 May 1998)[1] was an English professional footballer who played as a left-back. He notably represented Sheffield United between 1951 and 1967.

Career[edit]

Born in Sheffield, Shaw was developed by local amateur side Oaks Fold, after having played for Sheffield Schoolboys at half-back. He signed a professional contract at Sheffield United in 1951, at the age of seventeen.

Shaw made his debut for the Blades against fierce rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on 5 January 1951 before a crowd of 65,384; United won the match 3–1. He was part of the United team which beat Wednesday 7–3 on 8 September 1951 at Bramall Lane.

Shaw would make in excess of 400 appearances for United over the following sixteen years; however, he found first-team opportunities limited after 1965, and in 1967 moved to Doncaster Rovers. He stayed at Doncaster for one season before joining Scarborough as their player-manager.

Shaw managed Scarborough for one season, leaving the club in 1969. He died in 1998.

International career[edit]

At international level, Shaw won five caps for the England national side. His first cap came against the U.S.S.R. at Wembley on 22 October 1958, in a match England won 5–0. He made his last appearance for his country in 1962.

Playing style[edit]

Shaw was known as 'a calm, stylish player, who had pace and tackled well and could place his clearances'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham Shaw, Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 15 December 2016.

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