Player profile

Bobby Graham

Birthdate: 22 November 1944
Birthplace: Motherwell, Scotland
Other clubs: Coventry City (1972-73), Tranmere Rovers (loan 1973), Motherwell (1973-77), Hamilton Academical (1977-81), Shotts Bon Accord
Bought from: Motherwell Bridge Works (youth)
Signed for LFC: Joined 1960 - Professional November 1961
Liverpool debut: 14.09.1964
Last appearance: 26.02.1972
Debut goal: 14.09.1964
Last goal: 26.02.1972
Contract expiry: 09.03.1972
Win ratio: 45.26% W: 62 D: 38 L: 37
Games/goals ratio: 3.26
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 103 / 31
Total LFC games/goals: 137 / 42

Player profile

Graham had three seasons in Liverpool reserves, scoring 16 goals in 40 matches in 1963/64, before scoring in his long-awaited first-team debut for the club in Liverpool's first European home game against KR Reykjavik on 14 September 1964. His League debut 12 days later was one of the best-ever in the history of the club as he scored a hat-trick as Liverpool thrashed Aston Villa 5-1 at Anfield two months before his twentieth birthday. He scored in the following game as well as well against Sheffield United but his explosive start fizzled out and he only played 12 matches in the next three seasons.

Graham won a regular place in the side in April 1969 when Roger Hunt and Ian St John were disappearing into the sunset and played all 54 games in the 1969/70 season. After a promising start to the 1970/71 season, he fell awkwardly on the Anfield turf when Chelsea were the visitors early in October and was carried off with a broken leg. John Toshack was signed from Cardiff City only weeks later and Kevin Keegan arrived from Scunthorpe the following spring. Graham's days at Liverpool were numbered and he moved on to Coventry City where he stayed 18 months, playing only 19 games and also being loaned out to Tranmere, before joining his hometown club, Motherwell, signing for his former teammate, Ian St John. Graham enjoyed much success on his return north of the border and scored 37 goals in 132 league matches for Motherwell between 1973-1977. He was signed by neighbours Hamilton Academical for a club record fee of £15,000 in 1977 and added 42 goals in 115 league matches in four years as well as being the club's assistant manager.

Appearances per season

1964-1965 14001015
1965-1966 100001
1966-1967 300205
1967-1968 510006
1968-1969 13111016
1969-1970 42624054
1970-1971 14024020
1971-1972 11233120

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

7Leeds United
7Manchester City
7Leicester City
6Manchester United
6West Ham United
6Nottingham Forest
6Coventry City
6Sheffield United
5Ipswich Town
4Stoke City
3Crystal Palace
2Mansfield Town
2Vitoria Setubal
2Bayern Munich
2Newcastle United
2Aston Villa
2Huddersfield Town
2Sheffield Wednesday
1Athletic Bilbao
1KR Reykjavík
1Petrolul Ploiesti
1Birmingham City
1Hull City
1Oxford United
Total Started/substitutions
125 Started
12 On the bench
12 Substitute
11 Substituted

Goals per season

1964-1965 400105
1965-1966 000000
1966-1967 100001
1967-1968 100001
1968-1969 500005
1969-1970 13413021
1970-1971 500106
1971-1972 201003

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalGoal minute period
41-15 minutes
916-30 minutes
631-45 minutes
946-60 minutes
961-75 minutes
576-90 minutes
TotalOpen play/Penalty
42Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

114.09.1964KR ReykjavíkAnfieldEurope
5030.08.1969Sheffield WednesdayHillsboroughLeague
10022.08.1970Huddersfield TownAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

16514.09.1964KR ReykjavíkAnfieldEurope

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1964-1965 * Striker
1965-1966 * Striker
1966-1967 * Striker
1967-1968 * Striker
1968-1969 * Striker
1969-1970 * Striker
1970-1971 * Striker
1971-1972 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.