Tommy Graham (English footballer)

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Tommy Graham
Personal information
Full nameThomas Graham
Date of birth(1905-03-12)12 March 1905
Place of birth Hamsterley, Consett, England
Date of death 29 March 1983(1983-03-29) (aged 78)
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Nottingham Forest
National team
1931 England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Graham (12 March 1905 – 29 March 1983) was an English international footballer, who played as a centre half.

Association football Team field sport

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In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

Career

Born in Hamsterley, Consett, Graham played professionally for Nottingham Forest, and earned two caps for England in 1931. [1]

Hamsterley is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated to the north of Consett and borders the hamlet of Low Westwood. It was known until recently as Hamsterley Colliery, after the large mining colliery situated to the south of the village by the south banks of the River Derwent. The colliery lay halfway between Hamsterley and High Westwood; it opened in 1864 and closed on 2 February 1968.

Nottingham Forest Football Club, often referred to as simply Forest, is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England. Forest were founded in 1865 and have played home matches at the City Ground since 1898. They compete in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.

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References

  1. Tommy Graham at Englandstats.com