- Graham Shaw (footballer)
Football player infobox
playername= Graham Shaw
fullname = Graham Paul Shaw
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1967|06|07
height = 5'8"
youthyears = 1983-1985
years = 1985-1989
Stoke City Preston North End Stoke City
Plymouth Argyle (Loan)
caps(goals) = 099 0(18)
pcupdate = March 3, 2007
Graham Shaw was an English footballer who played in the
English football leaguebetween 1985 and 1996.
Early days at Stoke
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshireon 7 June 1967Graham first signed professionalterms for Stoke Cityat the age of 18 in June 1985 making him new City manager Mick Millsfirst signing for the club.A strikerby trade Graham soon earned a reputation as an exciting young forward who although slightly built had excellent ball skills and electrifying pace and in four years with the club played 95(22) games scoring 23 goals.In July 1989 though Preston North Endboss John McGrath came in with an offer of £70,000 which to many City fans surprise was, accepted.
The move to Preston
Graham's time at
Deepdalewas a mixed affair however with him brilliant one game and then extremely disappointing the next.Much of this can however be put down to injuries and the fact that he never really had a regular or good enough strike partner.His first season with the club though started like a house on fire with him scoring 6 goals in his first 4 games including a League cup hat-trickagainst Tranmere Rovers.The rest of the season was a disappointment though with Graham picking up an injury a few games later against Bristol Roversand adding only 5 more goals to his early season burst.
His next two seasons with the club were more consistent with Graham missing only a few games and scoring 15 goals in 1990-91 and 17 in 1991-92. Surprisingly though Graham was offered the chance to return to Stoke on the eve of the 1992-93 season.With North End boss
Les Chapmangiven funds to strengthen his squad after 2 disappointing seasons in which the club only just avoided relegation Graham was sold to Stoke as part payment for bringing Tony Ellisback to Preston.In all Graham played 136(8) games for Preston scoring 42 goals.
Back at Stoke
Graham's second spell at Stoke was however a huge disappointment.His persistent back injury limited his appearances and despite showing early promise he played only 29(19) games in nearly 3 seasons scoring just 6 goals. A spell on loan at Plymouth Argyle at the beginning of the 1994-95 also proved fruitless with Graham failing to register a goal in 6 games.
In March 1995 though Rochdale offered him a chance and signed him on a free transfer. In little over a season Graham played 15(13) games for The Dale scoring just 2 goals but due to his troublesome back and lack of luck in front of goal he was released in May 1996 a month before his 29th birthday.During his career Graham played 281(62) first team games for his various clubs scoring 73 goals.
After a short spell at
non-leagueLeek Town Graham found himself on the football scrapheap.With no chance of a comeback due to his back problems he went to the PFAfor help.Graham did consider having a shot at coaching but after much deliberation decided to go to Staffordshire Universityand study criminal law. After 6 years of hard work,Graham with the help of the PFA's education fund passed his final exams to become a fully qualified criminal lawyer, a profession he now practices for a firm in Stoke-on-Trentwhere he is now the head of the criminal department.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Tom Shaw (footballer) — Football player infobox playername = Tom Shaw fullname = Thomas Shaw height = height|ft=6|in=0 nickname = dateofbirth = birth date and age|1986|12|1|df=y cityofbirth = Nottingham countryofbirth = England currentclub = Tamworth clubnumber =… … Wikipedia
Shaw (name) — Shaw is most commonly a surname and rarely a given name.*Clan Shaw an ancient Scottish clan, part of the Chattan Confederation and formerly a sept of Clan MacKintosh::The Clan Shaw motto is: Fide et fortitude. meaning For fidelity and fortitude.… … Wikipedia
Graham Alexander — Football player infobox playername = Graham Alexander fullname = Graham Alexander height = height|ft=5|in=11 dateofbirth = birth date and age|1971|10|10|df=y cityofbirth = Coventry countryofbirth = England currentclub = Burnley clubnumber = 2… … Wikipedia
Neil Mann (Australian rules footballer) — This article is about the Australian rules footballer. For other uses, see Neil Mann. Neil Mann Personal information Birth 26 August 1924 (1924 08 26) (age 87), Victoria, Australia Recruited from St Kilda Thirds Height and weight 188 cm, 83… … Wikipedia
Mark Williams (Australian footballer, born 1958) — For other people named Mark Williams, see Mark Williams (disambiguation). Mark Williams Personal information Full name Mark Melville Williams … Wikipedia
John Coleman (Australian footballer) — John Coleman Personal information Full name … Wikipedia
Dick Graham — Personal information Full name Richard Graham … Wikipedia
Dick Lee (footballer) — Dick Lee Personal information Birth 19 March 1889(1889 03 19) Height and weight 175 cm / 76 kg Death 11 September 1968 … Wikipedia
Matthew Richardson (footballer) — Matthew Richardson Personal information Full name Matthew Richardson … Wikipedia
Darren Shaw — is an Australian former rugby league footballer and coach. He is the coach of Rochdale Hornets. Before his coaching career, Shaw played for a number of clubs in England and Australia. Shaw played for Brisbane Broncos, London… … Wikipedia