30 October 2010

David Agnew

Name: David George Graham
Born: 31 March 1925, Belfast
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Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Amateur (1949).

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
Other
McCue Dicks
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Crusaders
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Sunderland
50/51
Jan-50
£2,750
1/0
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Blyth Spartan
-
Jul-53
-
(North Eastern League)
TOTALS
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£-
-
-
-

Biography:
"One of the most brilliant young goalkeepers in Irish football" it was David Agnew's performance in an Amateur international against Scotland at Aberdeen that drew the attentions of cross-channel clubs.

Agnew had been de-mobbed from the Army in 1948 and played with McCue Dicks, the works team of a Belfast timber merchant, and winners of the 1947/48 Co. Antrim Junior Shield. Signed by Crusaders who were only elected to the Irish League in 1949, he quickly earned recognition from Ireland Amateurs and shortly thereafter a move to Sunderland.

In a transfer deal that went through at 2 a.m. on the morning of the 11th January 1950, Agnew netted Crusaders a significant £2,750 fee. It was on 30th August 1950 that he made his Sunderland debut in a 3-3 home draw with Aston Villa and though he remained at Roker Park through to 1953 he never made another firstteam appearance.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
10-12-1949 Scotland A W 5-2

Summary: 1/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 0.

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