Graeme Tomlinson, who had moved from Bradford City to Manchester United as a teenager, made fifty league appearances for Exeter City in a two-year stay between 2000 and 2002.
Watford-born Graeme became a trainee with Bradford City in 1992 and aged eighteen, after scoring six times in seventeen league matches, moved to Manchester United in July 1994 for a £100,000 fee. He quickly made his debut against Port Vale in the League Cup but never appeared in the league and - following loans to Luton Town (where he sustained a broken leg), AFC Bournemouth and Millwall - left Old Trafford in July 1998. After two largely unproductive seasons at Moss Rose, Graeme signed for Exeter City in June 2000.
Making a goal scoring debut against Cardiff City on the opening day of the 2000/01 season, Graeme failed to score another goal from his 27 league and cup appearances during his first season with the club. He was more successful during his second campaign when he netted six times in 36 games in all competitions.
Leaving St James’ Park in August 2002, Graeme signed for Stevenage Borough in the Conference quickly moving on when offered another chance by Bradford City. Then, after failing to make the team at Valley Parade, he returned to the Watford area and played for Kingstonian, St. Albans City, Billericay Town, Stotfold and Dunstable Town whilst working as an estate agent and later developing property interests.
League 56; Cups 7 (63)