Player profile

Phil Charnock

Birthdate: 14 February 1975
Birthplace: Southport, England
Other clubs: Blackpool (loan 1996), Crewe Alexandra (1996-2002), Port Vale (2002-03), Bury (2003), Linfield (2003-06), Ballymena United (2006), Fleetwood Town (2006-07), Leigh RMI (2007-08), Mossley (2008)
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: Joined 1987 - Professional 16.03.1992
Liverpool debut: 16.09.1992
Last appearance: 22.09.1992
Contract expiry: 06.12.1996
Win ratio: 50% W: 1 D: 1 L: 0
LFC league games/goals: 0 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 2 / 0

Player profile

Phil Charnock became a record holder when he made his debut for Liverpool against Apollon Limassol on 16 September 1992 when the Reds were 5-0 up at Anfield. He was the club's youngest player to ever appear in a European match, aged 17 years and seven months. Jamie Redknapp's record was literally history, a record he had held approximately for a year. Charnock had been on the club's books since he was 12 as he recalled: "I used to play for Rufford in the Sunday League and Roy's son, Stephen, used to play in goal for us. One season we got to the cup final, Roy came to watch and he invited me down to the School of Excellence at Liverpool."

Charnock added only one appearance to his Liverpool total when he was replaced at half-time in a disastrous 4-4 draw against lower-league Chesterfield in the League Cup. He had a brief loan spell at Blackpool in 1996 and shortly afterwards joined Crewe Alexandra, where he finally had the opportunity to be a first-team regular. Although often injured during his six years at Gresty Road, Charnock made over 150 Football League appearances for the Cheshire club, scoring eight times, before he joined Port Vale in 2002. After a single season in the Potteries, Charnock briefly played for Bury before deciding to try his luck in Northern Ireland, firstly with Linfield and then later with Ballymena United. Unfortunately, the player's injury problems returned, particularly to his knee, and he missed a complete season while on Linfield's books. In the summer of 2006, Phil Charnock returned to England to sign for Fleetwood Town. A year later he moved to another north-west club, Conference North team Leigh RMI and in 2008 he was yet on the move again, this time to Mossley but retired from football because of injury after only five apppearances in the Northern Premier League Division One North.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals001102
1992-1993 001102
1993-1994 000000
1994-1995 000000
1995-1996 000000

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
1Chesterfield
1Apollon Limassol
Total Started/substitutions
1 Started
4 On the bench
1 Substitute
1 Substituted

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1992-1993 000000
1993-1994 000000
1994-1995 000000
1995-1996 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
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TotalStarted/substitutions
0Started
0Substitute
TotalCompetition
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TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
116.09.1992Apollon LimassolAnfieldEurope

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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Related Articles

Charnock eyes the big time!

By Ric George of The Liverpool Echo 04.03.1995More

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1992-1993 * Defender
1993-1994 18 Defender
1994-1995 18 Defender
1995-1996 18 Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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