Chris McGrath Profile

Chris McGrath

Chris­toph­er Ro­land Mc­Grath, born Bel­fast, North­ern Ire­land, Nov­ember 29, 1954. Chris Mc­Grath was offered an appren­tice­ship wi­th Tot­tenham Hot­spur in Jan­uary 1972. A fast and feisty wing for­ward, Mc­Grath was giv­en his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for The Lily­whites by Bill Nich­olson in a 2–0 vic­tory over Ar­senal at White Hart Lane on the 13th of Oct­ober 1973.

At Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur, Chris Mc­Grath ap­peared in 39 Fir­st Di­vi­sion mat­ches for the North Lon­don te­am and he was mem­ber of the White Hart Lane Squad which rea­ched the UEFA Cup Fi­nal in the 1973-74 cam­paign on­ly to lose 4-2 on ag­greg­ate to Dutch Ere­divis­ie club Fey­enoord. Af­ter a loan pe­riod wi­th Third Di­vi­sion si­de Mill­wall dur­ing the 1975-76 sea­son, Mc­Grath was bought by Man­chester Uni­ted man­ager Tom­my Doc­herty for a trans­fer fee of £35,000 in Oct­ober 1976, but the flank­man on­ly ma­naged to notch up 28 Lea­gue Di­vi­sion One ap­pear­ances for The Reds be­fore he mo­ved on to North Amer­ic­an Soc­cer Lea­gue out­fit Tulsa Rough­necks for whom he played 44 ga­mes. Then, in 1982, the rest­less play­er sig­ned wi­th Hong Kong club So­uth China where he fin­ished his foot­ball ca­reer. In­ter­na­tion­ally, Chris Mc­Grath was han­ded his seni­or de­but for North­ern Ire­land in a 1-0 Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship win over Scot­land at Hamp­den Park on the 11th of May 1974, and went on to col­lect 21 full caps for the coun­try of his bir­th. Chris Mc­Grath Play­ing Ca­reer: Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur, Mill­wall, Man­chester Uni­ted, Tulsa Rough­necks, So­uth China. Play­ing Hon­ours:: None.


Chris McGrath Quickfacts

Dur­ing his spell wi­th Tulsa Rough­necks in the North Amer­ic­an Soc­cer Lea­gue, Chris Mc­Grath played along­side foot­ballers like Viv Busby, Alan Dug­dale, Duncan McK­en­zie, and Alan Woodward.


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