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Harold Barton

Harold Barton

Birthdate: 30 September 1911
Birthplace: Leigh, Lancashire, England
Date of death: 1969
Other clubs: Sheffield United (1934-39); Bradford City, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday (wartime guest)
Bought from: Whitegate Juniors
Signed for LFC: November 1928
Liverpool debut: 09.10.1929
Last appearance: 24.03.1934
Debut goal: 07.02.1931
Last goal: 14.04.1933
Contract expiry: 15.06.1934
Win ratio: 33.03% W:36 D:32 L:41
Games/goals ratio: 3.76
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 103 / 25
Total LFC games/goals: 109 / 29

Player profile

A forward who made 12 appearances by the end of his debut season when Liverpool finished a disappointing twelfth. Although he was overlooked for the first dozen or so fixtures the following season, he was a regular in the side from November 1930 onwards. The 1932/33 season was his most productive as he scored 13 from 36 matches, including a hat-trick when Liverpool crushed League Champions Everton 7-4 at Anfield on 11 February 1933. The eleven goals scored in that game is easily the highest aggregate ever scored in a Merseyside derby. In 1934 Barton left for Sheffield United who had just been relegated to the Second Division and played at Bramall Lane until World War II. Barton scored 47 goals in 203 matches for the Blades. He was in the United side that lost 1-0 to Arsenal in the 1936 FA Cup final.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 103 6 0 0 0 109
1929-1930 12 0 0 0 0 12
1930-1931 26 0 0 0 0 26
1931-1932 24 4 0 0 0 28
1932-1933 35 1 0 0 0 36
1933-1934 6 1 0 0 0 7

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
7 Derby
6 Portsmouth
6 Aston Villa
6 Chelsea
6 Bolton Wanderers
6 Leicester City
6 Birmingham City
5 Sheffield Wednesday
5 Grimsby Town
5 Newcastle United
5 Everton
5 Sheffield United
4 Middlesbrough
4 Huddersfield Town
4 Leeds United
4 Blackpool
4 WBA
3 Arsenal
3 Manchester City
3 Blackburn Rovers
3 West Ham United
3 Sunderland
2 Manchester United
2 Wolves
1 Stoke City
1 Chesterfield
Total Competition
103 League
6 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 25 4 0 0 0 29
1929-1930 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930-1931 4 0 0 0 0 4
1931-1932 8 4 0 0 0 12
1932-1933 13 0 0 0 0 13
1933-1934 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
25 League
4 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
29 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 09.10.1929 Blackburn Rovers Anfield League
50 24.10.1931 Blackpool Anfield League
100 22.04.1933 Birmingham Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 29 07.02.1931 Newcastle United Anfield League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Sheffield United 1934-1935 England Second Division 40 13 42 14
Sheffield United 1935-1936 England Second Division 38 7 46 9
Sheffield United 1936-1937 England Second Division 42 7 45 8
Sheffield United 1937-1938 England Second Division 36 9 39 10
Sheffield United 1938-1939 England Second Division 28 6 31 6
Total 184 42 203 47
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