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Arthur Graham

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Position Left winger
Born 26 Oct 1952, Castlemilk (Scotland)
Height 172 cm
Weight 74 kg
International Caps Scotland: 10 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Aberdeen 01 Jun 1969 01 Jul 1977 230   £125000
Leeds United 01 Jul 1977 01 Aug 1983 260 47 £50000
Manchester United 01 Aug 1983 01 Jun 1985 37 5  
Bradford City 01 Jun 1985 01 Jun 1987 31 2  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1977 - 1978 40 9 1   6 3 0   0  
1978 - 1979 39 8 3 2 7   0   0  
1979 - 1980 26(1) 3 0   2   3 3 0  
1980 - 1981 40 3 2   2 1 0   0  
1981 - 1982 38 9 2   2   0   0  
1982 - 1983 39 5 4 1 3   0   0  
Total 222(1) 37 12 3 22 4 3 3 0  

Jabba's Comments

Arthur Graham signed for Leeds after 8 solid - but largely unrewarded - years with Aberdeen and proceeded to establish himself as a firm favorite with the Leeds fans and finally received his full international cap after several Youth and U-23 appearances for Scotland. An excellent attacking winger, he created and scored many goals for Leeds in his 6 years at Elland Road, including three hat-tricks against Birmingham, Valetta and Wolves. With the team showing no signs of escaping from Division 2, Graham moved over the Pennines to Old Trafford, where he enjoyed two reasonable seasons before moving on to Bradford City. He did some coaching with the club and was caretaker manager for a month in 1989.

Christopher Speight says: Arthur now coaches football at mine (Inglebrook Pontefract) and other schools. He's a great coach and always good for a laugh. We always look forward to our soccer lessons!

John Coleman says: My best mate's dad was Arthur's accountant & friend and he used to get us tickets for all home matches and passes to the players lounge afterwards. He was a fantastic bloke. He used to give away all his international shirts. In fact he played in a friendly against Argentina and swapped shirts with Maradona - after he promptly gave the shirt to my mate, much to the disgust of Willie Miller (ex Abredeen). He used to come and watch me and my mate play Sunday league football - Can you imagine the feeling when an International footballer comes to watch you play and is shouting your name from the touchline - How special does that make you feel.

If anyone keeps in touch with him - pass on my very best.

Steve Pearce says: I remember Arthur Graham and Carl Harris ripping the heart out of Bolton Wanderers defence in one of the very best displays by Leeds in the 80's. Fancy having TWO great wingers in the same team........

Gary says: I am a Bradford City fan (boo hiss!) but growing up watching football in the 1970's I had a thing for wingers particularly those who played on the left and Arthur Graham was my all-time favourite. He always had his shirt outside his shorts but the sight taking on right-backs is something I will always remember. Long live Arthur Graham!

Pete says: I remember a game at white hart lane.Leeds won 2-0.Arthur was superb that day.He turned the spurs right back Don McCallister inside out with his pace.He will be for me one of the all time great wingers

Mick Rowlands says: Arthur & I became firm friends on his arrival at Leeds in 1977, a friendship which is very strong to this day I see him most days, & we share many a happy hour together.

Ron McKenzie says: I have fond memories of him when he played for Aberdeen. He was idolised by the fans. He played for Aberdeen in the 1970 Scottish Cup Final against Celtic. Aberdeen won 3-1. Arthur (bumper) Graham was only 17 years old at the time. He assisted in 2 of the goals with deadly left wing crosses. Ahhh! The memories. Of all the Aberdeen players since, with the exception of Gordon Strachan and Willie Miller, Arthur Graham stood out. He was infectious and always had a cheeky wee smile. I remember once he ran the length of the pitch, starting from the left back position, dribbling past players; sometimes he would beat the same player twice - finally when he shot for goal after rounding the goalie, he blasted the ball over the crossbar from six yards. He fell on his back exhausted but you could see the impish grin all over his face as he lay there. Fortunately it was against Airdrie in a cup

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