Player profile

Gordon Wallace

Birthdate: 13 June 1944
Birthplace: Lanark, Scotland
Other clubs: Crewe Alexandra (1967-72)
Bought from: Apprentice
Signed for LFC: Professional July 1961
Liverpool debut: 27.10.1962
Last appearance: 26.04.1965
Debut goal: 08.05.1963
Last goal: 22.08.1964
Contract expiry: October 1967
Win ratio: 27.27% W: 6 D: 4 L: 12
Games/goals ratio: 3.67
LFC league games/goals: 20 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 22 / 6

Player profile

Inside-left Wallace had been an apprentice at Anfield before signing professional forms for the club in July 1961, a month after his seventeenth birthday. He had to wait until the end of October 1962 before Shankly gave him his first-team debut and he was picked on a further six occasions by the end of that season, the club's first back in the top division after an eight-year absence. A year later, when Liverpool won the League Championship for the first time since 1947, no fewer than ten men made at least 33 League appearances and Wallace's only League game came at Burnley towards the end of the season, when he replaced the injured Roger Hunt. Wallace was the toast of the town in an eight-day period in the 1964/65 season when he scored five goals. He scored once when Liverpool drew 2-2 with West Ham in the Charity Shield and then made history when he scored Liverpool's first goal in a European competition in Reykjavik in the third minute adding another after an hour's play. Wallace scored twice at Anfield against Arsenal on the opening day of the 1964/65 league season, the first-ever game covered by the BBC as their "Match of the Day". He made the team for the first eight matches of that campaign but following three consecutive defeats Shankly brought in Bobby Graham in his place and Wallace had to wait over five months for his next League outing. Wallace didn't use his extended run in the side to its fullest capability and called it quits at Anfield in October 1967 after a succession of injuries and two frustrating years in Liverpool's reserve team. He went on to make just over 100 appearances in five years at fourth division Crewe, scoring 22 goals.

Appearances per season

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1964-1965 12001114
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A more detailed look at the player's appearances

2Leeds United
2West Ham United
1Bolton Wanderers
1Leicester City
1Blackburn Rovers
1Sheffield United
1Leyton Orient
1Birmingham City
1Sheffield Wednesday
1KR Reykjavík
Total Started/substitutions
22 Started
On the bench
1Charity Shield
1European Cup

Goals per season

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A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

2European Cup
1Charity Shield
TotalGoal minute period
11-15 minutes
216-30 minutes
246-60 minutes
176-90 minutes
TotalOpen play/Penalty
6Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

127.10.1962WBAThe HawthornsLeague

Milestone Goals

11608.05.1963Birmingham CityAnfieldLeague

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