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Simon Grayson

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Position Midfielder
Born 16 Dec 1969, Ripon (England)
Height 182 cm
Weight 65 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 13 Jun 1988 13 Mar 1992 4 0 £50000
Leicester City 13 Mar 1992 01 Jul 1997 229 6 £1350000
Aston Villa 01 Jul 1997 29 Jul 1999 64 2 £750000
Blackburn Rovers 29 Jul 1999 20 Jul 2002 40 0 £0
Sheffield Wednesday 11 Aug 2000   5 0 on loan
Stockport County 12 Jan 2001   14 0 on loan
Notts County 06 Sep 2001   13 1 on loan
Bradford City 15 Feb 2002 22 Apr 2002 7 0 on loan
Blackpool 20 Jul 2002   50 3  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1987 - 1988 2  0  0  0  1 
1988 - 1989 0  0  0  0  0 
1991 - 1992 0  0  0  0  0(1) 
Total 2  0  0  0  1(1) 

Jabba's Comments

A midfielder/defender who never really managed to make the big breakthrough at Leeds but went on to enjoy a successful Premier League career with Leicester and Villa. He won the League Cup with Leicester in 1997 and looked to be doing well at Blackburn when his career was stalled for financial reasons: if he played a 40th game for the Ewood Park club they'd be forced to pay out more money. Consequently he got a few games on loan before being released in summer 2002.

He was picked up by Blackpool last season and barely missed a game, playing at full back or in the centre of the defence and captaining the side for most of the season.

Hazel and Carolanne Clark say: We have met Simon Grayson a few times when he came to Notts County on loan. After he left at the end of the season we brought the shirt he'd worn on the pitch that season. We've met him since when he returned to Meadow Lane with Blackpool and he has sent us a nice letter with signed photos. He's a really nice guy and a good player.

Sarah says: Simon Grayson is my uncle and I am so proud of him


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