Crazy but True: World Football Legend Retires After 1023 Games with a Goal

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIApril 29, 2012

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 08:  Youssef Safri of Norwich tackles Graham Alexander of Preston during the Coca-Cola Championship match between  Norwich City and Preston North End at Carrow Road on August 8, 2006 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Some things in life just have to come to an end.

Football careers are no different—some are cut short by injury or poor performance, whilst others flourish and continue to flourish the older they get.

Graham Alexander is certainly one of those players.

Preston North End will be worse off after the legendary player completed his final game for the club—netting a goal in the 93rd minute to top it all off.

The Scottish international can look back on his incredible career which spanned over three different decades with the wonderful honor of having the record for the most appearances by any English or Scottish footballer.

You might never have heard of him before, and you likely won't ever hear of him again.

But to Graham Alexander, world football takes a bow to your 1023 appearances and your incredibly special goal to top it all off.


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