Player profile

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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals27100028
1962-1963 500005
1963-1964 18100019
1964-1965 400004

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals100001
1962-1963 000000
1963-1964 000000
1964-1965 100001

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalStarted/substitutions
1Started
0Substitute
TotalCompetition
1League
TotalGoal minute period
01-15
116-30 minutes
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
1Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
129.08.1962Manchester CityAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
11629.08.1964Blackburn RoversEwood ParkLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1962-1963 * Defender
1963-1964 * Defender
1964-1965 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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