Player profile

Phil Ferns

Phil Ferns

Birthdate: 14 November 1937
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic (1965-66), Mansfield Town (1966-68), Rhyl
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: Amateur September 1957 - Professional 24.03.1958
Liverpool debut: 29.08.1962
Last appearance: 26.04.1965
Debut goal: 29.08.1964
Last goal: 29.08.1964
Contract expiry: August 1965
Win ratio: 64.29% W:18 D:2 L:8
Honours: League Championship 1963/64
LFC league games/goals: 27 / 1
Total LFC games/goals: 28 / 1

Player profile

A rugged defender whose versatility served Shankly well. Ferns was born in Liverpool and played for youth clubs of the Liverpool Boys' Association. He made his debut for the reserves in the 1957/58 season but wasn't able to force his way into Liverpool's first team until the 1962/63 season when he covered three times for Tommy Leishman at left-half and twice at left-back for Ronnie Moran as Liverpool returned to the top division after an eight-year absence. When the club won the League Championship for the sixth time in 1964, Ferns played in enough games, 18, to qualify for a winners' medal, filling in for Gerry Byrne, Moran and Willie Stevenson. Ferns was only selected on four more occasions the following season before being transferred to Bournemouth in August 1965. Ferns made over 100 League appearances for Bournemouth and Mansfield.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 27 1 0 0 0 28
1962-1963 5 0 0 0 0 5
1963-1964 18 1 0 0 0 19
1964-1965 4 0 0 0 0 4

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 WBA
2 Burnley
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 West Ham United
2 Wolves
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 Leicester City
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Everton
1 Arsenal
1 Birmingham City
1 Fulham
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Sheffield United
1 Derby
1 Stoke City
1 Aston Villa
1 Ipswich Town
1 Manchester United
1 Chelsea
1 Blackpool
1 Manchester City
Total Started/substitutions
28 Started
0 On the bench
0 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Competition
27 League
1 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1962-1963 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963-1964 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964-1965 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Blackburn Rovers
Total Started/substitutions
1 Started
0 Substitute
Total Competition
1 League
Total Goal minute period
1 16-30 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 29.08.1962 Manchester City Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 17 29.08.1964 Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park League
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