Player profile

Billy Banks

Birthdate: 6 December 1893
Birthplace: Cramlington, Northumberland, England
Other clubs: Hartford Burdon, Bedlington Town, Tranmere Rovers, Ashington, Tranmere Rovers (2 / 1919), Fulham (1919-21), Bedlington United, Blyth Spartans, Chopwell Institute
Bought from: Ashington
Signed for LFC: 29.09.1913
Liverpool debut: 14.03.1914
Last appearance: 24.04.1915
Debut goal: 14.03.1914
Last goal: 17.04.1915
Contract expiry: December 1919
Win ratio: 46.15% W: 12 D: 5 L: 9
Games/goals ratio: 4.33
Wartime games/goals: 20 / 4
LFC league games/goals: 26 / 6
Total LFC games/goals: 26 / 6

Player profile

Banks played three seasons for Hartford Burdon in the Blythe and District league until he became a professional with Ashington. He was 21 years old when he made his Liverpool debut in the 1913/14 season and played in nine of the final 11 League fixtures, scoring four goals including a brace against Chelsea. He made a further 17 appearances the following season, adding another two goals to his total. Banks' career as a Liverpool player was cut short by the advent of the First World War, but he played on 20 occasions for Liverpool during the war. He signed for neighbours Tranmere Rovers in April 1919 and after only a seven months' stay moved to second division Fulham where he played 43 games and scored 12 goals from 1919-1921. Banks was described as a man of squat build (being 5 ft. 61/2 ins. or 169 cm.) who was more of a linkman than an individual performer.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals26000026
1913-1914 900009
1914-1915 17000017

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
3Newcastle United
3Chelsea
2Middlesbrough
2Aston Villa
2Manchester United
2Burnley
2Tottenham
2Blackburn Rovers
1Everton
1WBA
1Sheffield United
1Bradford City
1Bradford Park Avenue
1Derby
1Oldham Athletic
1Preston North End
TotalCompetition
26League

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals600006
1913-1914 400004
1914-1915 200002

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
6League
TotalGoal minute period
11-15 minutes
216-30 minutes
031-45
246-60 minutes
061-75
176-90 minutes
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
6Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
1915-1916204

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
114.03.1914BurnleyTurf MoorLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
13014.03.1914BurnleyTurf MoorLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1913-1914 * Midfielder
1914-1915 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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