Player profile

Gordon Wallace

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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 20 0 0 1 1 22
1961-1962 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962-1963 7 0 0 0 0 7
1963-1964 1 0 0 0 0 1
1964-1965 12 0 0 1 1 14
1965-1966 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966-1967 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 WBA
2 Burnley
2 Leeds United
2 West Ham United
1 Everton
1 Wolves
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 Leicester City
1 Blackpool
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Sheffield United
1 Leyton Orient
1 Arsenal
1 Birmingham City
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Tottenham
1 KR Reykjavík
Total Started/substitutions
22 Started
0 On the bench
0 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Competition
20 League
1 Charity Shield
1 European Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 2 1 6
1961-1962 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962-1963 1 0 0 0 0 1
1963-1964 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964-1965 2 0 0 2 1 5
1965-1966 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966-1967 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Started/substitutions
6 Started
0 Substitute
Total Competition
3 League
2 European Cup
1 Charity Shield
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
2 16-30 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
6 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 27.10.1962 WBA The Hawthorns League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 16 08.05.1963 Birmingham City Anfield League

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