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Colin Grainger

Sheffield United FC, Sunderland AFC

7 appearances, 3 goals (2 on debut)

P 7 W 5 D 2 L 0 F 18: A 7
86% successful

1956-57

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name Colin Grainger
Born 10 June 1933 in Ryhill, Wakefield, West Yorkshire [registered in Hemsworth, September 1933].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 10st. 12lbs [1957].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Grainger left Sheffield United FC on 5 February 1957 to sign with Sunderland AFC. The transfer fee was 17,000 plus reserve winger, Sam Kemp.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions brother of Bernard (Burnley FC & Chesterfieild FC, before switching to rugby union)

Source

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

England Career

Player number 755th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 303, 9 May 1956, England 4 Brazil 2, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, London, aged 22 years 334 days.
Last match No. 311, 6 April 1957, England 2 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, London, aged 23 years 300 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1956-57;
Team honours British Championships winners 1956-57;
Individual honours x
Distinctions also brother of Jack (England B)

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

The Numbers
Parties Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts sub bench Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt.
4 7 3 7 ▲0
0
0 630 3 210 min 0 none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
7 5 2 0 18 7 +11 1 1 2.571 1.00 85.7 +5

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 9 4 +5 0 0 3.00 1.333 100.0 +3
Away 4 2 2 0 9 3 +6 1 1 2.25 0.75 75.0 +2

Shirt Record

Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 6 4 2 0 15 6 +9 1 1 2.50 1.00 83.3 +4
Red 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2
Friendly 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 1 1 3.00 1.00 87.5 +3

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1956-57 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2
BC All 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2
3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 0 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2

Match History

 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - six full appearances (540 min), three goals

manager: Walter Winterbottom - seven full appearances (530 min), 3 goalsx


Age 22
1 303 9 May 1956 - England 4 Brazil 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 11
2 304 16 May 1956 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AD Start 11
3 305 20 May 1956 - Finland 1 England 5, Olympiastadion, Helsinki AW Start 11
4 306 26 May 1956 - West Germany 1 England 3, Olympiastadion, Berlin AW Start 11

Age 23
5 307 6 October 1956 - Northern Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 11
6 308 14 November 1956 - England 3 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 11
  

 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  

7 311 6 April 1957 - England 2 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 11
  

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