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Alick Grant

Full name: Alexander Frank Grant
Birthdate: 11.08.1916
Birthplace: Peasedown St John, Somerset
Position: Goalkeeper
Joined from: Aldershot
Signed by: Tom Bromilow
Nationality: England
First game: Manchester City, 31.08.1946
Last game: Birmingham City, 04.09.1946
Games: 2
Goals: 0
Wartime Games 97 Goals: 0
Player Profile

Somerset-born Grant was known as a dependable goalkeeper, but one who was mainly back-up at the majority of his clubs. His time spent at City was mainly during the Second World War, where he made almost 100 appearances, but played in just two league outings for the club after the war.

Despite being born in the south of England, Grant was actually an amateur with both Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United and then stayed in the north of England with Bury and Aldershot before moving to Filbert Street in December 1941, staying almost five years and making his debut in a home game against Walsall. He also played as a guest for Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Notts County, amongst others, during the war.

His two league games after the war for City were games to forget for the shot-stopper, and they ultimately proved to be his downfall. He conceded seven in those two games and moved to Derby, this time on a permanent basis. Moves to Newport County, Leeds United and York City followed. Grant went on to become a teacher after football.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1946-47 Division Two (old)2 0- -- -- -- - 2 0
Total 2 0- -- -- -- - 2 0

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 31.08.1946 0 - 3 Manchester City (H) Division Two (old)
2 04.09.1946 0 - 4 Birmingham City (A) Division Two (old)

Wartime

SeasonsLEAGUEWAR CUPTOTAL
YearAppsGlsAppsGlsAppsGls
1941-429 0- - 9 0
1942-4331 0- - 31 0
1943-4434 0- - 34 0
1944-457 0- - 7 0
1945-4616 0- - 16 0
Total 97 0- - 97 0

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Aldershot Unknown December 1941
OUT  Derby County Unknown November 1946
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