Player profile

John Durnin

John Durnin

Birthdate: 18 August 1965
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Waterloo Dock (1981-83), West Bromwich Albion (loan 1988), Oxford United (1989-93), Portsmouth (1993-99), Blackpool (loan 1999), Carlisle United (1999-2000), Kidderminster Harriers (2000-01), Rhyl (2001), Port Vale (2001-03), Accrington Stanley (2003-04)
Bought from: Waterloo Dock
Signed for LFC: £500, Joined 1983 - Professional 29.03.1986
Liverpool debut: 07.10.1986
Last appearance: 30.11.1988
Contract expiry: 10.02.1989
Win ratio: 33.33% W:1 D:0 L:2
LFC league games/goals: 0 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 3 / 0

Player profile

Durnin scored on a regular basis for the reserves, 62 goals in 90 Central League matches from 1986-1989, but wasn't considered good enough for the first team. Ian Rush, John Aldridge, Paul Walsh and Peter Beardsley stood firmly in his way. Durnin made his first-team debut against Fulham in the second round of the League Cup on 7 October 1986 but had to wait 11 months for his second appearance against Arsenal in the Centenary semi-final. He came on as a substitute at West Ham two months later which turned out to be his final appearance for Reds' first team. After he left Liverpool he played for a variety of lower-league clubs and the majority of his career was spent at Oxford and Portsmouth where he scored 76 goals in 342 League matches from 1989-1999. Durnin missed the first month of the 1999/00 campaign with Pompey after dislocating his elbow when he drove a golf buggy into a fairway hollow! He went on to play for Kidderminster, Rhyl, Port Vale and Accrington Stanley and is now a regular member of Liverpool Masters team and media pundit.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 2 0 1 3
1986-1987 0 0 1 0 0 1
1987-1988 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-1989 0 0 1 0 1 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 West Ham United
1 Arsenal
1 Fulham
Total Started/substitutions
2 Started
1 On the bench
1 Substitute
1 Substituted
Total Competition
2 League Cup
1 Centenary Trophy

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 07.10.1986 Fulham Craven Cottage League Cup

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Waterloo Dock 1981-1983 Liverpool County Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
WBA 1988-1989 England Second Division 5 2 5 2
Oxford United 1988-1989 England Second Division 19 3 19 3
Oxford United 1989-1990 England Second Division 43 14 46 15
Oxford United 1990-1991 England Second Division 26 9 31 10
Oxford United 1991-1992 England Second Division 37 8 40 8
Oxford United 1992-1993 England First Division 38 11 45 11
Portsmouth 1993-1994 England First Division 28 6 42 9
Portsmouth 1994-1995 England First Division 16 2 17 2
Portsmouth 1995-1996 England First Division 41 3 43 3
Portsmouth 1996-1997 England First Division 33 3 35 3
Portsmouth 1997-1998 England First Division 33 10 35 10
Portsmouth 1998-1999 England First Division 26 7 30 7
Portsmouth 1999-2000 England First Division 2 0 4 0
Blackpool 1999-2000 England Second Division 5 1 6 2
Carlisle United 1999-2000 England Third Division 22 2 22 2
Kidderminster Harriers 2000-2001 England Second Division 31 9 32 9
Rhyl 2001-2002 Welsh Premier League 10 4 10 4
Port Vale 2001-2002 England Second Division 19 1 19 1
Port Vale 2002-2003 England Second Division 28 1 29 1
Accrington Stanley 2003-2004 Conference 15 4 15 4
Total 477 100 525 106
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