Full name:Graham J. McInnes
Date of Birth:7 April 1938
Place of Birth:Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of Death:30 April 2023

Playing career:

25th Old Boys
1955-1956Buckie Thistle
1961Toronto Italia
1961-1962Forfar Athletic00
1962-1963Elin City2511
Inverness Caledonians


Started his career with the 25th Old Boys club in Aberdeen. Joined Aberdeen in August 1955. Then had a spell on loan with Buckie Thistle in the Highland League.

Started his National Service on November 1, 1956 when he joined the Royal Army Pay Corps. Demobilized in October 1958.

Played at outside right for Aberdeen against Clyde in the Scottish First Division on 22 November 1958.

Signed for Bury on a free transfer from Aberdeen in June 1959. After scoring eight goals for Bury Reserves in the Central League he was picked for the first team against Grimsby Town on Good Friday 1961. Given a free transfer after the 1960-1961 season.

Flew to Toronto on Thursday 22 June 1961, where he joined Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League club Toronto Italia. Made his debut for Italia at inside right against Montreal Cantalia on 25 June, 1961. Cantalia won 4-1 in front of a small crowd of 2,500.

Graham returned to Scotland after the 1961 ECPSL season and joined Scottish First Division club Morton in October 1961. He then had a short spell with Forfar Athletic.

Graham played for Elgin City in the Highland League in the 1962-63 season and helped the The Black and Whites win the league championship.

The spent more than ten years with Inverness Caledonians in the Highland League.

Additional info here:

Graham McInnes – Aberdeen FC Heritage Trust

Thanks also to Robert Weir for info about his time at Elgin City