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Graham Leggat
Personal information
Date of birth (1934-06-20)20 June 1934
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death 29 August 2015(2015-08-29) (aged 81)
Place of death Canada
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
Total 395 (201)
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 (20 June 1934 – 29 August 2015) was a 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 scored 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 and served as the first head coach of the Toronto Metros. Several years later he would become Vice-President and Managing Director for the Edmonton Drillers from 1979 to 1980.[4]

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 died in August 2015, aged 81.[5]

His son, also named Graham Leggat, was executive director of the San Francisco Film Society from October 2005 until his death in August 2011.[6]

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ "The Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame Mourns the Loss of Graham Leggat". www.www.thesoccerhalloffame.ca. Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "AFC great passes away". www.afc.co.uk. Aberdeen FC. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Graham Leggat 1960–2011 The Filmmaker Magazine 26 August 2011
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