Player profile

Alan Arnell

Birthdate: 25 November 1933
Birthplace: Chichester, England
Other clubs: Chichester City (1949-51), Worthing (1951-53), Tranmere Rovers (1961-63), Halifax Town (1963-64), Runcorn (1964-66)
Bought from: Worthing
Signed for LFC: 24.03.1953
Liverpool debut: 05.12.1953
Last appearance: 14.01.1961
Debut goal: 05.12.1953
Last goal: 22.04.1959
Contract expiry: February 1961
Win ratio: 41.33% W: 31 D: 17 L: 27
Games/goals ratio: 2.14
LFC league games/goals: 69 / 33
Total LFC games/goals: 75 / 35

Player profile

Centre-forward Arnell moved from Sussex amateur side Worthing to Liverpool when he was 20 years old. As Arnell was doing his National Service in the Royal Sussex Regiment he could not sign as a pro so it was as an amateur he made a scoring debut on 5 December 1953 in a 5-2 win home victory over Blackpool. He only played another two times that season and just eight the following season, in which he scored three more goals. Although he was in and out of the side during the next few years, Arnell boasts a decent scoring record averaging a goal every two games in the Second Division for Liverpool. Arnell was transferred to third division Tranmere Rovers in February 1961. He scored 34 goals in 68 League games for Rovers but suffered relegation into Fourth Division. Arnell had to battle for the number nine shirt with Billy Liddell and Louis Bimpson at Liverpool and he was always having to settle for a bit part when the great Billy was around: "Billy was an idol at Anfield. The local Press was biased towards him but I'm not complaining," Arnell told the Brighton & Hove publication, the Argus, in 2002.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals69600075
1953-1954 300003
1954-1955 710008
1955-1956 23400027
1956-1957 14100015
1957-1958 800008
1958-1959 12000012
1959-1960 100001
1960-1961 100001

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
5Swansea City
5West Ham United
4Leyton Orient
4Stoke City
3Leeds United
3Huddersfield Town
3Scunthorpe United
3Middlesbrough
3Lincoln City
2Doncaster Rovers
2Barnsley
2Grimsby Town
2Notts County
2Nottingham Forest
2Manchester City
2Leicester City
2Fulham
2Sheffield Wednesday
2Plymouth Argyle
2Brighton & Hove Albion
2Bristol City
2Sheffield United
2Bristol Rovers
2Charlton Athletic
2Rotherham United
2Bury
1Blackpool
1Portsmouth
1Cardiff City
1Hull City
1Port Vale
1Blackburn Rovers
1Bolton Wanderers
1Southend
TotalCompetition
69League
6FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals33200035
1953-1954 100001
1954-1955 300003
1955-1956 13200015
1956-1957 10000010
1957-1958 100001
1958-1959 500005
1959-1960 000000
1960-1961 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
33League
2FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
35Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
105.12.1953BlackpoolAnfieldLeague
5012.01.1957Doncaster RoversAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
17905.12.1953BlackpoolAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1953-1954 * Striker
1954-1955 * Striker
1955-1956 * Striker
1956-1957 * Striker
1957-1958 * Striker
1958-1959 * Striker
1959-1960 * Striker
1960-1961 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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