13 Facts About Arthur Graham


Arthur Graham was born on 26 October 1952 and is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a left winger for Aberdeen, Leeds United, Manchester United, Bradford City and the Scotland national team.

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Arthur Graham played in five league matches during his first season with the club, and despite his inexperience, he was given a place in the starting line-up for the 1970 Scottish Cup Final by manager Eddie Turnbull.

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Arthur Graham remained at Aberdeen until July 1977, winning the Scottish League Cup in his final season.

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Arthur Graham played a total of 298 matches for The Dons, scoring 45 goals.

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Arthur Graham scored a total of 47 goals in 260 appearances for Leeds over six seasons, including a hat-trick against Birmingham City on 14 January 1978 - the first hat-trick to be scored by a Leeds United player in any competition for nearly five years.

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Arthur Graham was sold to Manchester United for £45,000 in August 1983.

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Arthur Graham remained at Old Trafford for two seasons, scoring seven goals in 52 appearances in all competitions, before finishing his career at Bradford City where he remained until 1987.

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Arthur Graham was later reprieved, and won a total of 11 full international caps for Scotland while playing for Leeds, making his debut against East Germany in 1977.

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Arthur Graham scored twice at international level, against Argentina and Northern Ireland – both in 1979.

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Arthur Graham has spent time coaching youngsters at the Leeds United Academy and at football schools in the Wetherby area where he settled - often working with Jimmy Lumsden.

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Arthur Graham is frequently mentioned in the letters page of the comic Viz.

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In every edition, there will be a recommendation from a 'reader' that Arthur Graham is the only man to be considered for a range of positions.

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Arthur Graham has been recommended for a host of unlikely positions, such as taking over from Jeremy Clarkson as host of Top Gear, mediating peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, taking the editor's position at the London Evening Standard ahead of George Osborne, and presenting The Great British Bake Off.

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