Player profile

Steve Ogrizovic

Steve Ogrizovic

Birthdate: 12 September 1957
Birthplace: Mansfield, England
Other clubs: Chesterfield (1977), Shrewsbury Town (1982-84), Coventry City (1984-2000)
Bought from: Chesterfield
Signed for LFC: £70,000, 07.11.1977
Liverpool debut: 08.03.1978
Last appearance: 19.08.1980
Contract expiry: 11.08.1982
Win ratio: 40% W:2 D:1 L:2
Honours: European Cup 1978, 1981
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 25 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 4 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 5 / 0

Player profile

'Oggy' arrived at Anfield from Chesterfield in November 1977 as cover for the outstanding Ray Clemence after only 18 games in Chesterfield's first team. The former cop was a fine goalkeeper in his own right as witnessed by the remarkable career he subsequently had with Coventry, but his chances of displacing the England international were always going to be very slim. Ogrizovic conceded four goals against Derby on his Reds' debut on 8 March 1978. This was the first game Clemence had missed since 9 September 1972, having made 336 appearances in a row! Ogrizovic did keep a clean sheet in the Leeds game three days later, but then Clemence returned. The giant reserve 'keeper made only three first-team appearances over the next three seasons. He won an FA Cup winners' medal in 1987 with the Sky Blues. He played his 600th game for Coventry and his 719th in total against Liverpool on 1 April 2000!

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 0 0 1 0 5
1977-1978 2 0 0 0 0 2
1978-1979 0 0 0 1 0 1
1979-1980 1 0 0 0 0 1
1980-1981 1 0 0 0 0 1
1981-1982 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Derby
1 Leeds United
1 Coventry City
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Anderlecht
Total Started/substitutions
5 Started
28 On the bench
0 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Competition
4 League
1 European Super Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 08.03.1978 Derby Baseball Ground League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Chesterfield 1977-1978 England Third Division 16 0 18 0
Shrewsbury Town 1982-1983 England Second Division 42 0 48 0
Shrewsbury Town 1983-1984 England Second Division 42 0 48 0
Coventry City 1984-1985 England First Division 42 0 46 0
Coventry City 1985-1986 England First Division 42 0 47 0
Coventry City 1986-1987 England First Division 42 0 54 0
Coventry City 1987-1988 England First Division 40 0 48 0
Coventry City 1988-1989 England First Division 38 0 43 0
Coventry City 1989-1990 England Second Division 37 0 45 0
Coventry City 1990-1991 England First Division 37 0 46 0
Coventry City 1991-1992 England First Division 38 0 44 0
Coventry City 1992-1993 England Premier League 33 0 36 0
Coventry City 1993-1994 England Premier League 33 0 37 0
Coventry City 1994-1995 England Premier League 33 0 39 0
Coventry City 1995-1996 England Premier League 25 0 29 0
Coventry City 1996-1997 England Premier League 38 0 46 0
Coventry City 1997-1998 England Premier League 24 0 30 0
Coventry City 1998-1999 England Premier League 2 0 2 0
Coventry City 1999-2000 England Premier League 3 0 3 0
Total 607 0 709 0
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