Player #398

Appearances:

15

Starts:

15

Goals:

4

Seasons:

4

John Graham
John Graham

Source: Aston Villa Annual 1948-49

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John Graham
John Graham

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John Graham

Position

Forward

From

1945-46

To

1948-49

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John Graham

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

19
20
21
22

Division

FLS
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

15
4
8
1
2

Starts

15
4
8
1
2

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

4
0
3
0
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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

John Graham

Birth Date

Monday, 26 April 1926

Birth Place

Leyland, Lancashire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Leyland Motors

From

For

Free

On

August 1946

Previous Clubs

Leyland Motors works team |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Wrexham

For

Free

On

June 1949

Subsequent Clubs

1949-53 Wrexham |
1953 Rochdale |
1953-54 Bradford City |

John Graham
John Graham

Source: Aston Villa Annual 1948-49

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John Graham
John Graham

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Villa Career

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

1945-49 Aston Villa, Free, 15 | 4 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Alex Massie |

First Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 5 September 1945

Debut Appearance

Wednesday, 5 September 1945

West Bromwich Albion (h), Football League South

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 28 September 1946

Final Appearance

Saturday, 25 September 1948

Manchester United (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 25 September 1948

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(5ft 9 in) 1.75 m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1 September 2006, Aged 80

John Graham

Player #398 for Aston Villa, John Graham played as a forward for the club. John played for Villa between 1945-46 and 1948-49 making 15 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

John was born in Leyland, Lancashire on 26 April 1926 and made his professional debut for Villa in the 1945-46 FA Cup aged 19.

Villa had signed John from amateur side Leyland Motors in October 1946.

Unlucky with injuries - John required an operation on cartridge trouble in his intended debut season of 1946-47 - only to recover and pass muster in the Central League for his first team place to be prematurely lost as he dislocated his shoulder early in the game with Huddersfield Town on 14 February 1948. When fit, John was a quick and able forward, speedy with a good shot that he used to strong effect.

Over his four seasons with Villa John was mainly used as a back up to the first team and would only break five appearances in a single season on one occasion when he made seven starts in the 1946-47 season.

John played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 25 September 1948 aged 22 before moving on to Wrexham.

John had played under Villa manager Alex Massie.

John passed away in Lancashire in September 2006 aged 80.