Player profile

Barry Wilkinson

Barry Wilkinson

Birthdate: 16 June 1935
Birthplace: Bishop Auckland, England
Date of death: 2004
Other clubs: West Auckland (1951-52), Bishop Auckland (1952-53), Bangor City (1960-63), Tranmere Rovers (1963-64), Holyhead Town (1964-66)
Bought from: Bishop Auckland
Signed for LFC: October 1953 – Professional 01.06.1954
Liverpool debut: 05.12.1953
Last appearance: 21.11.1959
Contract expiry: August 1960
Win ratio: 35.44% W:28 D:15 L:36
LFC league games/goals: 78 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 79 / 0

Player profile

Wilkinson joined Liverpool from famed amateur side Bishop Auckland. He played 18 times in the First Division, mostly as a half-back in the second half of the 1953/54 season, at the end of which the club was relegated. Once in the Second Division Roy Saunders was more often preferred to Wilkinson as the team's number four. After finishing the 1958/59 season as a regular Wilkinson featured more often than not in the first half of the following season until a certain Bill Shankly arrived, who cut him from the team and sold him to Bangor City in the summer. Wilkinson stayed three years at Bangor before joining Tranmere Rovers in 1963 where he stayed only one season. Wilkinson finished his career with Holyhead Town in Wales.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 78 1 0 0 0 79
1953-1954 18 1 0 0 0 19
1954-1955 15 0 0 0 0 15
1955-1956 1 0 0 0 0 1
1956-1957 8 0 0 0 0 8
1957-1958 10 0 0 0 0 10
1958-1959 12 0 0 0 0 12
1959-1960 14 0 0 0 0 14

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
5 Middlesbrough
4 Derby
4 Ipswich Town
3 Plymouth Argyle
3 Swansea City
3 Bristol City
3 Sheffield United
3 Scunthorpe United
3 Sunderland
3 West Ham United
3 Barnsley
2 Notts County
2 Nottingham Forest
2 Bolton Wanderers
2 Aston Villa
2 Lincoln City
2 WBA
2 Cardiff City
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 Doncaster Rovers
2 Bristol Rovers
1 Charlton Athletic
1 Manchester United
1 Leeds United
1 Preston North End
1 Chelsea
1 Blackpool
1 Manchester City
1 Hull City
1 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 Stoke City
1 Portsmouth
1 Burnley
1 Arsenal
1 Birmingham City
1 Fulham
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Tottenham
1 Leyton Orient
1 Leicester City
1 Grimsby Town
Total Competition
78 League
1 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 05.12.1953 Blackpool Anfield League
50 07.04.1958 Stoke City Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
West Auckland 1951-1952 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bishop Auckland 1952-1954 Northern League 0 0 0 0
Bangor City 1960-1963 Cheshire County League 0 0 0 0
Tranmere Rovers 1963-1964 England Fourth Division 3 0 3 0
Holyhead Town 1964-1966 Wales N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 3 0 3 0
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