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John Treleven
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Re: [acmold] Graham Atkinson (Oxford United) or Reply Privately

Oxford Mail

Oxford Unitedís record goalscorer Graham Atkinson has died at the age of 73.

The former inside forward had been suffering with cancer and passed away yesterday (Thursday 5th January 2017) morning.

Atkinson scored 107 goals in 15 years, netting 77 times in the league.

He signed for the U's, then Headington United, in 1959, making his debut against Chelmsford City in the Southern League,
becoming the clubís youngest player and goalscorer at 16 years and 108 days.

Atkinson was the first United player to score against Swindon Town, netting in a 1-1 draw in 1968,
and in the Football League, against Barrow in 1962.

His brother, Ron Atkinson, who went on to manage Manchester United, also played for the club
and holds the record for the most appearances in a U's shirt with 561 starts.

Born in Birmingham on 17th May 1943, Graham Atkinson started on the ground staff at Aston Villa
and played at junior level for the club and Birmingham City.

After his move to Oxford United with older brother Ron, he was selected for Oxfordshire
in the County Youth Championship and the Southern League representative side.

He left the U's in 1974 to join Kettering Town, while he also spent time on loan at Cambridge United in 1963.

Atkinson lived in Oxfordshire for most of his life with wife Jenni and moved from Standlake to Pembrokeshire in 2004.


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