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Graham Hawkins

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Full nameGraham Norman Hawkins
Date of birth5 March 1946(age 70)
Place of birthDarlaston, England
Playing positionDefender

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Graham Norman Hawkins (born 5 March 1946 in Darlaston) is an English former football player and manager.

A defender, he began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1964, before he moved on to Preston North End three years later. In seven years with Preston he made 245 league appearances, and also served as their captain. He signed with Blackburn Rovers in 1974, playing over 100 games in a four year spell, helping the club to the Third Division title in 1974 75. He was sold to Port Vale in January 1978, where he first entered into coaching, before his departure in late 1979. He made a total of 450 appearances in the Football League.

Serving as Shrewsbury Town's assistant manager, he was given the top job at Wolves in 1982. He led the club to promotion out of the Second Division in 1982 83, before he lost his position in 1984. Following this he coached in Saudi Arabia and then was made Head of Player Development at the Football League.

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