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Mick Granger

Mick Granger was arguably City’s best ever reserve keeper. His time with City corresponded with that of Tommy Forgan, arguably City’s best ever keeper, certainly the holder of the City record for clean sheets.

Fair haired and spring heeled, Leeds born Mick Granger was signed from Cliftonville, a 1950s hotbed of local football, and was to make just 81 appearances for City in over 10 seasons. Without Tommy Forgan, it would have been many more.

He made 39 appearances during the 1957/8 season when he ably deputised for the injured Forgan and helped City to take top flight Bolton to a Round 4 FA Cup replay having beaten Birmingham City by 3-0 a round earlier.

Earlier he deputised for the injured Forgan in the first 2 rounds of City’s 1954/5 FA Cup run.

Whilst serving in the Forces in Hong Kong, he was voted “Forces Player Of The Year” in 1957.

After City, he played for Hull, Halifax and Scarborough. He lived in York and was for many years seen at Bootham Crescent. He died in 2016 aged 85.

Mick Granger's death announced.
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