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Ally Graham

Ally Graham
Personal information
Full name Alistair Slowey Graham[1]
Date of birth (1966-08-11) 11 August 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Anniesland United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984-1987 Clydebank 3 (0)
1985 -> Stenhousemuir (loan) 1 (0)
1987-1990 Albion Rovers 98 (32)
1990-1993 Ayr United 108 (31)
1993 Motherwell 9 (1)
1993-1996 Raith Rovers 88 (16)
1996-1997 Falkirk 15 (0)
1997 Partick Thistle 4 (0)
1997 Albion Rovers 2 (1)
1997-1998 Ayr United 12 (2)
1998 Clyde 15 (4)
1998 TPV Tampere
1998-2001 Stirling Albion 77 (27)
2001-2002 Clydebank 21 (2)
2002-2003 Hamilton Academical 28 (5)
2003-2005 Queen's Park 48 (8)
2005-2006 East Stirlingshire 14 (1)
Total 543 (130)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alistair Slowey Graham (born 11 August 1966) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Career

Raised in the Royston area of Glasgow,[2] Graham began his professional career in 1984 with Clydebank, making three appearances for the Bankies,[1][3] also playing a game on loan for Stenhousemuir. Graham's move to Albion Rovers in 1987 saw him win the Second Division, playing over 100 matches in a three-year spell. He played a similar number of games with Ayr United after moving in 1990, scoring over thirty league goals in his time there.

In February 1993, Graham's form won him a move to Premier Division side Motherwell, but by the end of the year he had moved on to fellow top tier side Raith Rovers.[4] Graham's time at Raith was rewarding: although relegated in their first season, the Kirkcaldy side won the League Cup a few months later,[2] providing European football for the first time, and were also promoted as First Division winners. Graham played in Raith's European campaign the following season, leaving at the end of the league season to join Falkirk. His time at Brockville was brief and he ended up playing for Partick Thistle and Albion Rovers within the same season.

Short spells at Ayr United, Clyde and Finland's TPV Tampere[5][6] followed before a longer period of three years with Stirling Albion. Graham saw out his career with a second spell at Clydebank,[1][3] as well as at Hamilton Academical, Queen's Park and East Stirlingshire.

He later worked as a coach at Albion Rovers and with East Kilbride,[7] as a newspaper match reporter for the Scottish lower leagues,[3] and away from football as a Royal Mail postman.[2]

Honours

Albion Rovers

Ayr United

Raith Rovers

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Ally Graham Player Profile, Bankies Archive
  2. ^ a b c Ally Graham on epic Celtic cup shock as he relives moment he thought Raith's dream had died, Gary Ralston, Daily Record, 23 November 2019
  3. ^ a b c Ally Graham: Shoot! 11th May 1985, Andy Smith, Shoot! The Breeze Podcast, 20 May 2020
  4. ^ Ally Graham, MotherWELLnet
  5. ^ Huntly poised to take Port Vale to court, The Herald, 23 July 1998
  6. ^ Ally Graham, worldfootball.net
  7. ^ East Kilbride reserves show Lowland champions the way in SPFL, Paul Thomson, Daily Record, 10 April 2019

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