Richard Graham (footballer, born 1979)

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Richard Graham
Personal information
Full name Richard Stephen Graham[1]
Date of birth (1979-08-05) 5 August 1979 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Newry, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wingate & Finchley (Assistant manager)
Youth career
000?–1996 Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Queens Park Rangers 2 (0)
2001–2002 Chesham United 27 (9)
2002–2003 Billericay Town 31 (3)
2003–2004 Kettering Town 34 (2)
2004–2007 Barnet 87 (7)
2007–2009 Dagenham & Redbridge 12 (0)
2009 Kettering Town (loan) 12 (0)
2009–2010 Grays Athletic 36 (1)
2010–2011 Eastleigh 51 (8)
2011–2012 Dartford
2012–2014 St Albans City 75 (5)
2014–201? Chesham United
Wingate & Finchley
VCD Athletic
National team
Northern Ireland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:32, 22 July 2010 (UTC).

Richard Stephen Graham (born 5 August 1979) is a retired Northern Ireland footballer who is assistant manager for Wingate & Finchley. He played as a left-midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in Newry, County Down, Graham began his career in the Queens Park Rangers youth system, making two first team appearances in the Football League,[1][3] but he was released in 2001. He moved into non-League football, joining Barnet in 2004 and helped them return to the Football League.[4] He was released by the club in April 2007,[5] subsequently joining Dagenham & Redbridge in June.[6]

On 1 January 2009, Graham joined former club Kettering Town on loan for the remainder of the 2008–09 Conference National season.[7] He made his debut two days later in a 2–1 victory over Eastwood Town in the FA Cup, with his performance being described as the "most impressive".[8] He signed for Grays Athletic on 24 July, along with Charlie Taylor and Shayne Mangodza.[9] He was released at the end of the 2009–10 season. In June 2011, Graham signed for Dartford. On 20 July 2012, Graham joined St Albans City.[10] On 27 March 2014, Graham joined Chesham United a week after being released by St Albans City after 75 appearances and five goals.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 244. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  3. ^ QUEENS PARK RANGERS : 1946/47 – 2007/08, Newcastle Fans.
  4. ^ "Bees set to sign duo". BBC Sport. 6 July 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Barnet to release trio of players". BBC Sport. 30 April 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Daggers complete double signing". BBC Sport. 12 June 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Kettering snap up Daggers winger". BBC Sport. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  8. ^ Henderson, Jon (7 January 2009). "Ambitious Kettering look forward to Fulham fixture on way into Football League". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Grays draft in three more players". BBC Sport. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  10. ^ "St Albans City sign Richard Graham ahead of Barnet friendly". Herts Advertiser. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  11. ^ http://www.cheshamunited.co.uk/news/latest-squad-update-friday-28th-march

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