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Billy Garraty

Full name: William Garraty
Birthdate: 06.10.1878
Birthplace: Saltley, Birmingham
Position: Centre-forward
Joined from: Aston Villa
Signed by: George Johnson
Nationality: England
First game: Bristol City, 12.09.1908
Last game: Sheffield United, 24.10.1908
Games: 6
Goals: 0
Player Profile

Garraty arrived at Fosse in September 1908 as a bit of legend at Aston Villa - he'd netted 112 goals in 259 games for the club before they let him leave.

He'd played locally around Birmingham before Villa gave him his back chance. However, his short stint as a Fox didn't go to plan. He stayed just seven weeks, failing to score in the six games he played in. He was capped for England and had won FA Cup and League medals with Villa.

He arrived at Fosse very much on his twilight years but he still had plenty to offer, something which was proven when his relatively ill-fated spell at Fosse saw him move on to West Brom, where he enjoyed better fortunes in front of goal.

Garraty finished his career with Lincoln City before returning to Birmingham to be a lorry driver.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1908-09 Division One (old)6 0- -- -- -- - 6 0
Total 6 0- -- -- -- - 6 0


1 12.09.1908 1 - 1 Bristol City (H) Division One (old)
2 19.09.1908 1 - 0 Preston North End (A) Division One (old)
3 26.09.1908 1 - 1 Middlesbrough (H) Division One (old)
4 03.10.1908 2 - 5 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
5 10.10.1908 3 - 2 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
6 24.10.1908 1 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old)


Club Fee Date
IN  Aston Villa £250 September 1908
OUT  West Bromwich Albion £270 October 1908
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