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Colin Grainger

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Position Left winger
Born 10 Jun 1933, Wakefield (England)
Height 176 cm
Weight 69 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Wrexham 01 Oct 1950 01 Jul 1953 5 0 £2500
Sheffield United 01 Jul 1953 01 Feb 1957 88 26 £7000
Sunderland 01 Feb 1957 01 Jul 1960 120 14 £15000
Leeds United 01 Jul 1960 01 Oct 1961 37 6 £6000
Port Vale 01 Oct 1961 01 Aug 1964 39 6 £0
Doncaster Rovers 01 Aug 1964 01 Jun 1966 40 4  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1960 - 1961 335 1  31 0  0 
Total 335 1  31 0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Capped by England 7 times and turning out for a Football League XI three times, Colin Grainger made his name at Sheffield United, where the first of his caps came along. He was known as "the singing winger" for his performances in pubs and clubs, but he never hit the high notes at Leeds and moved on after just over a year.

His cousin Dennis played for Leeds in the late 1940s.

Rose Breakell neé Grainger says: colin grainger is related to my family my father was rowland grainger and his sister thelma grainger was my aunt and colins cousin i dont know much about him but would like to get to know more about him as i am thinking about doing my family tree also about dennis if his name was grainger i was a child when i was told about him. i lived in barnsley with my parents.

Stuart White says: If this is the chap I think it might be, I see him regularly at the moment...he's still scouting for Sheffield United. I work on a similar basis for West Bromwich Albion and often chat with a cracking chap called 'Colin Grainger'...who works for the Blades anyway! I may be wrong of course, but it certainly sounds about right....I'll ask him about this 'singing winger' business next time I see him!!!!

Anon says: colin coached the junior leeds team my brother played for them they were fantastic

jason grainger says: colin is my great uncle he is now a scout for sheffield united. i would want to now aim a bet better i have only meet him once

Dean Collins says: I spoke to Colins Brother Eric this morning, he told me he's still scouting for the Blades and has also done a couple of recordings of his singing. Eric told me he enjoys listening to them, and even more so now as as he's recently lost his eyes sight.

Andy Canning says: I played in the Leeds junior team that Colin coached, and I agree with Anon 'we were fantastic'. Colin was an excellent coach and is still scouting with Sheffield United. I believe he has a CD out at the moment and is an excellent singer also.

luke grainger says: colin is a scout for the blades and does a lot of singing in pubs on the karoake machine he my great uncle colin


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