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Graham Wilkins

Graham Wilkins

Clubs played for: Chelsea, Brentford, Southend United (loan), Southall (1972-1984)

Born: 1955

Birthplace: Hillingdon

Position: Full-back

Biography: The eldest of four footballing brother's, Graham was a full back with good technique. Made his debut as a 17 year-old against Ipswich on Boxing Day 1972 but a broken leg at Old Trafford a week later lost him nine months of his footballing career. Competition from Gary Locke then restricted his chances but he plugged away. His effort was rewarded when he became first choice Left-back in Eddie McCreadie's 1976/77 promotion winning side until being replaced by John Sparrow in the closing weeks of the season. The arrival of Dennis Rofe effectively ended his chances of a regular place but he stayed at the club for another two seasons before leaving for Brentford. Was forced to quit after a broken leg, then started to work for British Airways at Heathrow Terminal Four, he also buys and sells houses.

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Wilkins, Graham Wish Graham well. Graham, Ray and I were team mates at Hayes Spurs 1969/70 season, won everything, Graham was our Captain, strong leadership. Very proud watching Chelsea when they both played.
18-02-23 Lawrence Reilly

Wilkins, Graham I remember being with him and the youth team in Lloret de Mar with my friend Dawn. I think it was 1975. Such a lot has happened since then.
01-02-22 Cathy

Wilkins, Graham I use to play in the district team with him and Ray also went training at Chelsea Tuesday And Thursday evenings. My only regret in life that I never ended up playing for favourite team Chelsea. I hope he is well and OK
10-01-22 Colin knight

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