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Full Name: Dennis Grainger
Normal Position: Outside Right
Born: 05/03/1920 (Royston, Barnsley)
Died: 06/06/1986 (Chesterfield)

Born in Royston, Grainger began his career with South Kirkby before joining Southport on trial in 1937, where his older brother Jack was an established first-team player. After being initially rejected, he re-joined the club on trial in 1938, signing for them as a professional in October 1938. In August 1939 he was given his Football League debut for Southport in a match against Darlington; ironically, his older brother Jack was one of the players who was dropped to accommodate his debut.
During the war he continued to play for Southport when possible, though in 1942 it was evident that his Royal Air Force duties were getting in the way and Southport were forced to look for a replacement. Where possible he combined football with his Royal Air Force commitments and made guest appearances for Millwall, where his form was rewarded with a call up to the both the RAF representative football team and the FA XI.
Following the war he transferred to Leeds United in October 1945, for a \"substantial\" fee, at his own request. When signing for Leeds in October he had already played for the club for most of the season. He signed for Wrexham in November 1947, before moving to Oldham Athletic in June 1951. He finished his career at Bangor City.



Season Date From To Value
1945/1946 Southport LEEDS UNITED Undisclosed



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1939/1940 200
1945/1946 000
Total 2 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
03/04/1946 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 0 - 2
26/08/1944 War-Time: LeagueA PRESTON NORTH END 0 - 3
18/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 2 2LA MANCHESTER CITY 0 - 3
11/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 2 1LH MANCHESTER CITY 1 - 4
06/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 1 2LH BURY 2 - 1
04/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 1 1LA BURY 4 - 4
28/03/1942 Football League War CupA MANCHESTER UNITED 2 - 4
21/02/1942 Football League War CupH ROCHDALE 2 - 1
14/02/1942 Football League War CupA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
31/01/1942 Football League War CupH MANCHESTER UNITED 1 - 3
10/01/1942 Football League War CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
03/01/1942 Football League War CupA NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 4
27/12/1941 Football League War CupH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 1
25/12/1941 War-Time: LeagueA BOLTON WANDERERS 0 - 4
20/12/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BOLTON WANDERERS 3 - 2
13/12/1941 War-Time: LeagueA BURY 1 - 6
06/12/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BURY 6 - 2
29/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
22/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 3
15/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueH PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 5
08/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueA PRESTON NORTH END 0 - 2
01/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 4
25/10/1941 War-Time: LeagueH ROCHDALE 4 - 1
18/10/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BURNLEY 1 - 1
11/10/1941 War-Time: LeagueA BURNLEY 2 - 4
04/10/1941 War-Time: LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 3
27/09/1941 War-Time: LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 3
20/09/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BLACKPOOL 1 - 5
13/09/1941 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKPOOL 1 - 10
06/09/1941 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 2
30/08/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BLACKBURN ROVERS 3 - 2
19/04/1941 War-Time: LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 8 - 3
14/04/1941 War-Time: LeagueH LIVERPOOL 2 - 0
12/04/1941 War-Time: LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 3
29/03/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BOLTON WANDERERS 2 - 1
22/03/1941 War-Time: LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 6
08/03/1941 Football League War Cup / 2 Leg 2H EVERTON 0 - 5
01/03/1941 Football League War Cup / 2 Leg 1A EVERTON 0 - 5
22/02/1941 Football League War Cup / 1 L2H LIVERPOOL 2 - 2
01/02/1941 Football League War Cup / Q 1LH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 1
04/01/1941 War-Time: League / 1 1LA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 6
28/12/1940 War-Time: LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 8 - 0
25/12/1940 War-Time: LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 4
21/12/1940 War-Time: LeagueH BURNLEY 1 - 3
14/12/1940 FriendlyH ROYAL AIR FORCE XI 2 - 2
07/12/1940 War-Time: LeagueA EVERTON 1 - 2
16/11/1940 War-Time: LeagueH PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 3
09/11/1940 War-Time: LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 5
02/11/1940 War-Time: LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 3
26/10/1940 War-Time: LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 3
19/10/1940 War-Time: LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
12/10/1940 War-Time: LeagueH WREXHAM 6 - 2
05/10/1940 War-Time: LeagueH EVERTON 0 - 1
28/09/1940 War-Time: LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 5
21/09/1940 War-Time: LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 7
14/09/1940 War-Time: LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 4 - 1
07/09/1940 War-Time: LeagueA PRESTON NORTH END 0 - 1
31/08/1940 War-Time: LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 3
25/05/1940 War-Time: LeagueH BURNLEY 1 - 1
18/05/1940 War-Time: LeagueA PRESTON NORTH END 0 - 5
13/05/1940 War-Time: LeagueH BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 8
11/05/1940 FriendlyA NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 2
04/05/1940 FriendlyH SOUTH LIVERPOOL  
27/04/1940 Football League War Cup / 1H BLACKPOOL 2 - 4
20/04/1940 Football League War Cup / 1A BLACKPOOL 0 - 4
16/04/1940 Football League War CupH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
13/04/1940 Football League War CupA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
06/04/1940 War-Time: LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
30/03/1940 War-Time: LeagueA BURY 0 - 4
25/03/1940 Welsh Cup / 6A NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 1
23/03/1940 War-Time: LeagueH BARROW 3 - 3
22/03/1940 War-Time: LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 4 - 0
16/03/1940 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKPOOL 1 - 3
09/03/1940 War-Time: LeagueH BLACKBURN ROVERS 4 - 1
02/03/1940 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 1 - 5
24/02/1940 War-Time: LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 1
10/02/1940 War-Time: LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 0
20/01/1940 War-Time: LeagueA BURNLEY 3 - 7
06/01/1940 War-Time: LeagueA PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 2
01/01/1940 FriendlyH EVERTON 2 - 2
26/12/1939 Welsh Cup / 4H SOUTH LIVERPOOL 2 - 1
25/12/1939 FriendlyH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 0
23/12/1939 War-Time: LeagueA BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 2
16/12/1939 Liverpool Senior CupA NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 2
09/12/1939 War-Time: LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 2
02/12/1939 War-Time: LeagueH BURY 1 - 2
25/11/1939 War-Time: LeagueA BARROW 0 - 3
11/11/1939 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 5
04/11/1939 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BLACKPOOL 1 - 4
28/10/1939 War-Time: LeagueH ROCHDALE 3 - 2
21/10/1939 War-Time: LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 4
14/10/1939 FriendlyH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 0
30/09/1939 FriendlyA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1
23/09/1939 FriendlyH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
19/09/1939 FriendlyH PRESTON NORTH END 0 - 1
26/08/1939 Abandoned/Void GamesA DARLINGTON 0 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
31/01/1942Football League War CupH MANCHESTER UNITED 1 - 3
03/01/1942Football League War CupA NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 4
13/12/1941War-Time: LeagueA BURY 1 - 6
01/11/1941War-Time: LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 4
11/10/1941War-Time: LeagueA BURNLEY 2 - 4
13/09/1941War-Time: LeagueA BLACKPOOL 1 - 10
19/04/1941War-Time: LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 8 - 3
22/03/1941War-Time: LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 6
01/02/1941Football League War Cup / Q 1LH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 1
28/12/1940War-Time: LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 8 - 0
13/04/1940Football League War CupA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
23/03/1940War-Time: LeagueH BARROW 3 - 3
09/12/1939War-Time: LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 2

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