Malcolm Graham (footballer)

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Malcolm Graham
Personal information
Date of birth (1934-01-26)26 January 1934
Place of birth Crigglestone, Wakefield, England
Date of death 12 September 2015(2015-09-12) (aged 81)
Place of death Barnsley, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1953 Hall Green
1953–1959 Barnsley 109 (35)
1959–1960 Bristol City
1960–1963 Leyton Orient 75 (29)
1963–1964 Queens Park Rangers 21 (7)
1964–1965 Barnsley 20 (5)
1965–? Buxton
Alfreton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Malcolm Graham (26 January 1934 – 12 September 2015) was an English footballer who played as a striker, mainly for Barnsley and Leyton Orient.

Graham joined Barnsley from non-league Hall Green in 1953, while still working as a miner at Haigh Colliery.[1] He stayed with Barnsley for several seasons, but left when the club was relegated at the end of the 1958–59 season. After a brief spell at Bristol City, he moved to Leyton Orient for £8000 on 20 June 1960.[1]

At Orient, Graham was part of the team that gained promotion to the First Division in 1961–62, scoring both goals in the 2–0 win over Bury that sent them up on the last day of the season. He was joint top scorer with Dave Dunmore in Orient's single season in the top flight, scoring a hat-trick in the 9–2 thrashing of Chester in the League Cup.[1] However, he left Orient at the end of that season to join Queens Park Rangers. Only staying for one season, he returned to Barnsley before moving back into non-league football.

Graham retired due to a long-standing knee injury while playing for Alfreton Town, and later worked for the East Midlands Gas Board.[2]

Malcolm Graham died in Barnsley on Saturday 12 September 2015.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "The Men Who Made Leyton Orient Football Club", N Kaufman & A Ravenhill, Breedon Books, 2002 p. 182-184.
  2. ^ "The Untold Story of the O's Best-ever Team", Tony McDonald, FootballWorld, 2006 p.258.
  3. ^ "Malcolm Graham 1934–2015". Leyton Orient F.C. 14 September 2015.