Graham Leggat, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Graham Leggat

Scottish footballer and manager

Date of Birth: 23-Jun-1934

Place of Birth: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 29-Aug-2015

Profession: association football manager, association football player, sports commentator

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Cancer


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About Graham Leggat

  • Graham Leggat (20 June 1934 – 29 August 2015) was a Scottish international footballer. 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.He was transferred to Fulham in 1958 for Β£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.
  • This record was broken in May 2015 by Sadio ManΓ© of Southampton.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 Leggat 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.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.His son, also named Graham Leggat, was executive director of the San Francisco Film Society from October 2005 until his death in August 2011.In November 2017, he was one of four inductees into the Aberdeen Hall of Fame.

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