Player #503

Appearances:

10

Starts:

10

Goals:

2

Seasons:

2

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George Graham

Position

Forward

From

1962-63

To

1963-64

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George Graham

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

1962-63
1963-64

Age*

17
18

Division

D1
D1

Appearances

10
4
6

Starts

10
4
6

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

2
1
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

George Graham

Birth Date

Thursday, 30 November 1944

Birth Place

Bargeddie, Glasgow

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

Aston Villa Youth |

From

Transfer in

Coatbridge Boys

For

Free

On

December 1961

Previous Clubs

Coatbridge Schools |
Swinton FC |
Coatbridge Boys |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Chelsea

For

£5,950

On

July 1964

Subsequent Clubs

1964-66 Chelsea |
1966-72 Arsenal |
1972-74 Manchester United |
1974-76 Portsmouth |
1976-77 Crystal Palace |
1978 California Surf, NASL |

Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1963-64 Aston Villa, Free, 10 | 2 |

Played Under

Joe Mercer |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 May 1963

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 18 May 1963

Liverpool (h), Division One

First Goal

Saturday, 18 May 1963

Final Appearance

Saturday, 18 April 1964

Leicester City (h), Division One

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 April 1964

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Foot

International Team

Scotland

George Graham

Player #503 for Aston Villa, George Graham, nicknamed Stroller, played as a forward for the club.

George played for Villa in 1962-63 and 1963-64 making 10 appearances and scoring twice.

George was born in Bargeddie, Glasgow on 30 November 1944 and made a goalscoring debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 18 May 1963 aged 18.

Villa had signed George from Coatbridge Boys and he signed professional forms with Villa on 1 December 1961.

George made 4 league and cup appearances in his debut season including playing in the both legs of the 1963 League Cup Final against Birmingham City.

Despite the early promise however George’s Villa career didn’t ignite and he played his final game for the club on Saturday, 18 April 1964 aged just 19 before moving on to Chelsea for a fee of £5,950 on 1 July 1964

George had played under Villa manager Joe Mercer.

George would go on to become the famed title winning Arsenal manager of the 1980s