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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