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George Graham
George Graham
Personal information
Full name George Graham
Date of birth 30 November 1944 (1944-11-30) (age 75)
Place of birth    Bargeddie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland Scotland
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1961–1964
1964–1966
1966–1972
1972–1974
1974–1976
1976–1977
1978
Total
England Aston Villa
England Chelsea
England Arsenal
England Manchester United
England Portsmouth
England Crystal Palace
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0000(2)
072 0(35)
227 0(60)
043 00(2)
061 00(5)
044 00(2)
017 00(0)
472 (106)   
National team
1971–1973 Scotland Scotland 012 00(3)
Teams managed
1982–1986
1986–1995
1996–1998
1998–2001
England Millwall
England Arsenal
England Leeds United
England Tottenham Hotspur

George Graham (born 30 November 1944) is a Scottish former football player and manager. He achieved success at Arsenal, as a player in the 1970s and then as manager from 1986 until 1995.

Early life

The youngest of seven children, Graham grew up in poverty in Bargeddie, near Coatbridge. He was raised by his mother, Janet, after his father, Robert Young Graham, died of tuberculosis and heart failure on Christmas Day 1944, when George was not yet a month old. His elder sister also died of tuberculosis at the age of 19, in 1951. When growing up, Graham showed considerable promise as a footballer, and Newcastle United, Chelsea and Aston Villa displayed an interest in the young Graham.

Honours

Playing career

Chelsea

  • League Cup, 1965

Arsenal

  • Football League Division 1 Championship, 1970–71
  • FA Cup, 1970–71
  • FA Cup Finalist, 1972
  • UEFA Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, 1970

Managerial career

Millwall

  • Football League Trophy, 1983
  • Football League Division 3 Promotion, 1984–85

Arsenal

  • League Cup, 1987, 1993
  • League Cup Finalist, 1988
  • Football League Division 1 Championship, 1988–89, 1990–91
  • FA Cup, 1993
  • FA Charity Shield, 1991 (shared with Tottenham Hotspur)
  • European Cup Winners' Cup, 1994

Tottenham Hotspur

  • League Cup, 1999

External links

Millwall Football Club - Managers

Kidds (1890–99) · Stophers (1899–00) · Saunderss (1900–10) · Lipsham (1911–18) · Hunter (1918–33) · McCracken (1933–36) · Hewitt (1936–39) · Voisey (1940–44) · Cock (1944–48) · Hewitt (1948– 55) · R. Gray (1956–58) · Seed (1958–59) · Smith (1959–61) · R. Gray (1961–63) · W. Gray (1963–66) · Fenton (1966–74) · Jago (1974– 77) · Foleyc (1977) · Petchey (1978–80) · Longc (1980) · Anderson (1980–82) · Kitchenerc (1982) · Graham (1982–86) · Docherty (1986–90) · Pearsonc (1990) · Rioch (1990–92) · McCarthy (1992–96) · Evansc (1996) · Nicholl (1996–97) · Docherty (1997) · Bonds (1997–98) · Stevens (1998–99) · Stevens & McLeary (1999–2000) · Gritt & Harfordc (2000) · McGhee (2000–03) · Wise (2003–05) · Claridge (2005) · Lee (2005) · Tuttle (2005–06) · Burns & McLearyc (2006) · Spackman (2006) · Donachie (2006–07) · Shaw & Westc (2007) · Jackett (2007–13) · Lomas (2013) · Harris & Fitzgeraldc (2013–14) · Holloway (2014–15) · Harris (2015–19) Barrettc (2019) Rowett (2019–)

Arsenal Football Club - Managers

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Leeds United Football Club - Managers

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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club - Managers

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