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Andy Graver

Full name: Andrew Martin Graver
Birthdate: 12.09.1927
Birthplace: Craghead, Co Durham
Position: Centre-forward
Joined from: Lincoln City
Signed by: Norman Bullock
Nationality: England
First game: Chelsea, 18.12.1954
Last game: Everton, 20.04.1955
Games: 12
Goals: 3
Player Profile

Graver was a County Durham-born striker who played second fiddle to the great Jackie Milburn at his beloved Newcastle United and had to look elsewhere for his football. He got it at Lincoln City and his goalscoring record was impressive, scoring 106 goals in 172 games for the Imps.

That form earned him a move to City in December 1954, but he couldn't recreate that form in front of goal. He made a good enough start, scoring in his first two goals for the club as they looked to avoid relegation from Division One. The Foxes forked out a club record fee at the time, and it looked as though it was going to pay off.

But after those first two games Graver's form dipped alarmingly. He netted just one more goal in his next ten games in all competitions and it saw him make a swift return to Lincoln at the end of the season after things failed to work out for him.

Moves to Stoke City and Boston United followed for the marksman before he enjoyed a third spell with his beloved Lincoln. He also worked there as a youth coach briefly and is part of Lincoln's hall of fame.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1954-55Division One (old)1131-------123
1954_684_
Total1131-------12 3
_684_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 18.12.1954 1 - 3 Chelsea (A) Division One (old) 1
2 25.12.1954 1 - 1 Sheffield United (A) Division One (old) 1
3 27.12.1954 0 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old)
4 01.01.1955 2 - 1 Cardiff City (H) Division One (old)
5 08.01.1955 0 - 1 Rotherham United (A) FA Cup 3
6 15.01.1955 2 - 2 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
7 05.02.1955 0 - 2 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old)
8 12.02.1955 6 - 3 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old) 1
9 19.02.1955 1 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
10 09.04.1955 1 - 0 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
11 11.04.1955 0 - 1 Preston North End (H) Division One (old)
12 20.04.1955 2 - 2 Everton (H) Division One (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Lincoln City £27,000 December 1954
OUT  Lincoln City £26,000 June 1955
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