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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
    Season 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

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

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