Player profile

Barry Wilkinson

Birthdate: 16 June 1935
Birthplace: Bishop Auckland, England
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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals78100079
1953-1954 18100019
1954-1955 15000015
1955-1956 100001
1956-1957 800008
1957-1958 10000010
1958-1959 12000012
1959-1960 14000014

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1953-1954 000000
1954-1955 000000
1955-1956 000000
1956-1957 000000
1957-1958 000000
1958-1959 000000
1959-1960 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
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TotalCompetition
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TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
105.12.1953BlackpoolAnfieldLeague
5007.04.1958Stoke CityAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1953-1954 * Midfielder
1954-1955 * Midfielder
1955-1956 * Midfielder
1956-1957 * Midfielder
1957-1958 * Midfielder
1958-1959 * Midfielder
1959-1960 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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