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Graham Leggat
Personal information
Full name Graham Leggat
Date of birth (1934-06-23) 23 June 1934 (age 81)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
Banks O'Dee
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1958 Aberdeen 109 (64)
1958–1966 Fulham 254 (127)
1966–1967 Birmingham City 16 (3)
1968 Rotherham United 16 (7)
1970 Bromsgrove Rovers
1971 Toronto Metros
National team
1954–1957 Scottish League XI[1][2] 5 (6)
1956–1960 Scotland 18 (8)
Teams managed
1971–1972 Toronto Metros

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Graham Leggat (born 23 June 1934) is a former Scottish international football player.

Born in Aberdeen, Leggat started his career at his home town club as a right winger. He was part of the Aberdeen team that won the Scottish league title in 1954–55 and the 1955–56 Scottish League Cup. He six goals for the Scottish League XI in five appearances.[1][2]

He was transferred to Fulham in 1958 for £16,000, where he formed a right flank partnership with England captain Johnny Haynes. He wound down his career with short spells at Birmingham, Rotherham and Bromsgrove Rovers and was also briefly a coach at Aston Villa. Leggat held the record for the fastest hat-trick in the English league, having scored three goals in three minutes in a 10–1 win for Fulham against Ipswich Town on 26 December 1963.[3] This record was broken in May 2015 by Sadio Mane of Southampton.[3]

Leggat was selected in the Scotland squad for the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden, playing in the Scots' matches against Yugoslavia and Paraguay. In total he earned 18 full caps between 1956 and 1960.

In 1971 Leggatt emigrated to Canada, where he began a second career as an analyst on soccer telecasts for the CBC at the 1976 Summer Olympics and at the World Cup. He later became host of TSN's popular Soccer Saturday program as well as an on-air analyst on its soccer telecasts. He was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in 2001 as a 'builder'.

Leggat's son, also named Graham, was executive director of the San Francisco Film Society from October 2005 until his death in August 2011.[4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 Apr 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow  England 1–0 1–1 BHC
2 5 Oct 1957 Windsor Park, Belfast  Northern Ireland 1–1 1–1 BHC
3 18 Oct 1958 Ninian Park, Cardiff  Wales 1–0 3–0 BHC
4 6 May 1959 Hampden Park, Glasgow  West Germany 3–1 3–2 Friendly
5 27 May 1959 Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam  Netherlands 2–1 2–1 Friendly
6 3 Oct 1959 Windsor Park, Belfast  Northern Ireland 1–0 4–0 BHC
7 4 Nov 1959 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Wales 1–1 1–1 BHC
8 19 Apr 1960 Hampden Park, Glasgow  England 1–0 1–1 BHC


  1. ^ a b http://www.londonhearts.com/SFL/players/grahamleggat.html
  2. ^ a b "Graham Leggatt". Londonhearts.com (London Hearts Supporters' Club). Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Davis, Toby (16 May 2015). "Villa and Leicester safe, Gerrard farewell agony". Reuters. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Graham Leggat 1960–2011 The Filmmaker Magazine 26 August 2011

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138 news items

San Francisco Chronicle
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 09:31:25 -0700

Graham Leggat, executive director of the San Francisco Film Society and the San Francisco International Film Festival, died at home Thursday after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 51. Calling Mr. Leggat's six-year tenure "transformative," Society ...
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:26:59 -0700

Older Fulham fans will remember the fantastic First Division clash at Craven Cottage on December 26, 1963 when the Whites rolled over the Tractor Boys 10-1 with Scottish international striker Graham Leggat scoring a hat-trick in just three minutes - a ...
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:18:58 -0700

[Editor's note: The following notes were offered by speakers at 'Graham Leggat: A Celebration of Life,' a memorial that took place October 4, 2011, at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco. Leggat passed away after an 18-month struggle with ...
Big Apple Soccer
Fri, 08 May 2015 04:26:15 -0700

Lancers general manager Charlie Schiano wrote a piercing letter to his Toronto counterpart, Jack Daley, protesting when Metros player-coach Graham Leggat kicked Lancers goalkeeper Claude Campos in the jaw during play and breaking it in five places.

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Eurosport.com ASIA
Sat, 16 May 2015 05:09:48 -0700

It also wiped Graham Leggat out of the record books: the Scot used to have the record for the quickest English top flight hat trick when he scored three in exactly three minutes for Fulham against Ipswich in 1963. Despuite taking just 68 seconds of ...


Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:45:00 -0700

It was the Film Society's former executive director, Graham Leggat, who persuaded Traina to join the board while he was still in Los Angeles. “It was an immediate love affair,” Traina said of the charismatic Scotsman, who died of cancer in 2011. Traina ...


Sat, 16 May 2015 11:25:16 -0700

LIVERPOOL, England — Manchester United's return to the Champions League was sealed by a defeat for Liverpool in Steven Gerrard's final game at Anfield, while the fight to avoid relegation from the English Premier League was reduced to three teams with ...


Sat, 16 May 2015 06:27:44 -0700

His treble was timed at two minutes and 56 seconds, breaking Scotland striker Graham Leggat's record of three minutes for Fulham in a club record 10–1 win over Ipswich Town in 1963. Villa's gloom, however, was lifted by Hull's defeat at White Hart Lane ...

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