Player profile

Charlie Ashcroft

Birthdate: 3 July 1926
Birthplace: Chorley, Lancashire, England
Other clubs: Eccleston, Chorley, Ipswich Town (1955-57), Coventry City (1957-58), Chorley (2 / 1958-61)
Signed for LFC: 24.12.1945
Liverpool debut: 07.09.1946
Last appearance: 12.03.1955
Contract expiry: 06.06.1955
Win ratio: 34.83% W: 31 D: 28 L: 30
Wartime games/goals: 5 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 87 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 89 / 0

Player profile

Cyril Sidlow was replaced by Ashcroft in the 1951/52 season having only featured in nine first-team matches since the resumption of League football following World War II. Ashcroft earned the distinction of saving a penalty from Preston legend Tom Finney on the opening day of the 1952/53 season and was first choice until December 1952 when he lost his place to Russell Crossley after a disastrous spell for the club. The arrival of Dave Underwood in December 1953 further restricted his chances. Liverpool were relegated in the spring and South African Doug Rudham was signed at the start of the 1954/55 season. Ashcroft still managed 15 games in his final season despite battling for one position with Underwood and Rudham.

Ashcroft was signed by future England World Cup-winning coach Sir Alf Ramsey for Ipswich Town who played in Third Division South. After only seven games he broke his arm in a reserve game and left for Coventry the following summer. He only stayed at the Sky Blues for one season as his break hadn't healed properly so City had effectively signed a 'keeper who couldn't straighten his arm!

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals87200089
1945-1946 000000
1946-1947 200002
1947-1948 000000
1948-1949 000000
1949-1950 000000
1950-1951 700007
1951-1952 34100035
1952-1953 24000024
1953-1954 600006
1954-1955 14100015

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
6Stoke City
6Manchester United
5Newcastle United
5Preston North End
5Burnley
5Tottenham
4Bolton Wanderers
4WBA
4Arsenal
4Chelsea
4Portsmouth
3Aston Villa
3Middlesbrough
3Charlton Athletic
3Manchester City
3Fulham
2Sheffield Wednesday
2Wolves
2Notts County
2Huddersfield Town
2Bury
2Derby
2Sunderland
1Lincoln City
1Plymouth Argyle
1Swansea City
1Rotherham United
1Luton Town
1Bristol Rovers
1Hull City
1Blackpool
TotalCompetition
87League
2FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1945-1946 000000
1946-1947 000000
1947-1948 000000
1948-1949 000000
1949-1950 000000
1950-1951 000000
1951-1952 000000
1952-1953 000000
1953-1954 000000
1954-1955 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
No records to display.
TotalCompetition
No records to display.
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
1945-194650

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
107.09.1946ChelseaAnfieldLeague
5010.09.1952TottenhamAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1945-1946 * Goalkeeper
1946-1947 * Goalkeeper
1947-1948 * Goalkeeper
1948-1949 * Goalkeeper
1949-1950 * Goalkeeper
1950-1951 * Goalkeeper
1951-1952 * Goalkeeper
1952-1953 * Goalkeeper
1953-1954 * Goalkeeper
1954-1955 * Goalkeeper
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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