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Graham Doggart

Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 2: A 2
50% successful


captain: one
minutes played:


  Lieutenant Alexander Graham Doggart JP BA
Birth 2 June 1897 in Bishop Auckland, County Durham [registered in Auckland, June 1897].

According to the 1901 census, Alexander G. is the second of three children, all sons, to Arthur Robert and Scotswoman, Mary S., living at The Gables in Etherley Lane, Bishop Auckland, with two servants. His father is a draper shopkeeper.


According to the 1911 census, A. Graham was a Student under Governess with his two brothers, James and two year old Norman. They were living at 31 Diamond Street in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, in North Yorkshire.

  According to the 1921 census, Alexander Graham is a Cambridge University student, but on this returnm he is visiting the Collett family at 5 Beckenham Lane in Bromley.
Marriage to Grace C. Hannan [registered in St George Hanover Square, London, March 1924]. Three children, George Hubert Graham (b.18 July 1925), Arthur P. (b.1927) and Patricia M. (b.1931)
  According to the 1939 register, Alexander G., a chartered accountant, is married to Grace and living at The Broling [?], on Warexer [?] Road in Chichester, along with three servants.
Death 7 June 1963, as FA President, at the Football Association's Annual General Meeting at Lancaster Gate, London, aged 66 years 5 days [registered in Paddington, London, June 1963].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Darlington Grammar School and then Bishop's Stortford School, playing in the XI 1912-16. During the war he was with the Royal Horse Artillery, and then Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery. Following the war, Doggart went onto King's College, Cambridge University, on 25 June 1919, earning his blue in 1921 and 1922. At the same time, he started playing for Corinthians FC.  He played twice for Darlington FC in April and May 1922. He also turned out for his hometown club, Bishop Auckland FC. He retired from playing for Corinthians in 1932, having amassed 160 goals in 170 appearances.
Club honours None
Individual honours FA Charity Shield runners-up with Amateurs 1923;
Distinctions His brother, James, became a successful surgeon in ENT. His eldest son, Hubert, was a successful cricketer.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 12st. 0lbs [1922].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of four who became 464th players (467) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 138, 1 November 1923, Belgium 2 England 2, a friendly match at Bosuil Stadion, Schoten, Antwerpen, aged 26 years 152 days. captain
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (four appearances, 1921-29)
Distinctions It was Doggart that was instrumental in making Alf Ramsey the England manager from 1963.

Beyond England

A chartered accountant by trade. He had become governor of Bishops Stortford School. Doggart served on the FA Council between 1932 and 1950 and was its vice-president 1950-61. He became a selector from 1954. He was the FA President from May 1961 until 1963, when at the AGM, he collapsed and died. He was acting-chairman between 1961 and 1962. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.89.


Graham Doggart - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 1 0 0 min 0 One none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Graham Doggart - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Away - Friendly 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0


Graham Doggart - Match History
 Club: Corinthians F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 26
1 138 1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2, Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen Fr AD captain il