Graham Taylor, English football player and manager, Died at 72


Graham Taylor was born on September 15, 1944, and died on January 12, 2017.

He was an English football player, manager, pundit and chairman of Watford Football Club.

Taylor was the manager of the England national football team from 1990 to 1993, and also managed Lincoln City, Watford, Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Graham Taylor was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

He grew up in the industrial steel town of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, a town with which he still had many connections in later life and regarded as his hometown.

Graham was the son of a sports journalist with the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph, Taylor found his love of football in the stands of the Old Show Ground watching Scunthorpe United.

Graham Taylor became a player, playing at full back for Grimsby Town and Lincoln City.

When he retired as a player through injury in 1972, he became a manager and coach.

In the year 1965, Taylor married Rita Cowling.

Together they had two daughters whilst Taylor was at Grimsby.

The couple also lived in Cleethorpes.

After moving to Lincoln, he bought his first house in North Hykeham.

He died due to a heart attack.

Graham Taylor passed away at 72 years old.