Bond, Graham

Birth Date

30th December 1932


Torquay, Devon



Biographical Text

Graham Bond played for Exeter City between 1960 and 1961. He joined the Grecians from Torquay United, his hometown club, and later played for Weymouth ahead of a brief return to Plainmoor.

Graham signed for Exeter City on the same day as Ray Carter, the players being transferred from Torquay United for a joint fee of £2,000 in October 1960. His signing had not pleased the Torquay fans who earlier in the week had been told that Exeter’s interest in him was unfounded and that the club would not contemplate transferring him to their local rivals. Standing at 5’ 5”, he was one of the smaller players in the Football League at the time, but had been with Torquay since signing from Hele Spurs in September 1951 and had netted 46 goals in 128 league matches.

Graham went straight into the City team to make his debut in a goalless home draw with Workington. He had just ten outings for his new club, although he managed to notch four league goals as well as scoring twice in the FA Cup, and in the summer of 1961 moved to Weymouth.

By October 1961 Graham was back at Torquay on a part-time basis stating he was finding it difficult playing midweek games for the Dorset club due to his business commitments in Torquay. He added another five appearances and one goal on his return to Plainmoor before later becoming manager of Western League side Bideford where he remained in charge until November 1975.

Graham Bond died in Torquay in 1998.


Exeter City league games only






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