Everyone at Fulham was deeply saddened to learn of Graham Leggat’s passing at the age of 81.
Equally dangerous playing as a winger or striker, Leggat made a £20,000 move to Craven Cottage in August 1958 following a hugely successful spell at hometown club Aberdeen.
His time at Fulham was a massively prosperous one on a personal and team level as he helped the Whites win promotion to the top flight, as well as reach the FA Cup Semi-Final in 1962.
An extremely quick player, Leggat was revered by the Fulham fans for the bravery in his game, as well as the many goals he contributed. In 280 games for the Club, he scored no less than 134 times – which included a staggering eight hat-tricks.
One of those wrote his name into the record books when he netted the fastest treble in top flight history in three minutes as Fulham famously defeated Ipswich Town 10-1 on Boxing Day in1963. It was a record that stood until the 2014/15 season.
There was fury amongst the fans when he was allowed to leave SW6 in December 1966 for Birmingham City. He later had a spell with Rotherham United before joining Aston Villa as a coach, and then taking in a period playing for Bromsgrove Rovers.
He moved to Canada in 1971 to manage Toronto Metros, and later worked as a journalist and commentator for Ontario-based sports network TSN.
Leggat won 18 caps for Scotland in his career, scoring eight times, and represented his country at the 1958 World Cup.
All at Fulham are thinking of Graham’s family and friends at this time.