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
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
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