Player profile

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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals1036000109
1929-1930 12000012
1930-1931 26000026
1931-1932 24400028
1932-1933 35100036
1933-1934 610007

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals25400029
1929-1930 000000
1930-1931 400004
1931-1932 8400012
1932-1933 13000013
1933-1934 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
25League
4FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
29Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
109.10.1929Blackburn RoversAnfieldLeague
5024.10.1931BlackpoolAnfieldLeague
10022.04.1933Birmingham CityAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
12907.02.1931Newcastle UnitedAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1929-1930 * Midfielder
1930-1931 * Midfielder
1931-1932 * Midfielder
1932-1933 * Midfielder
1933-1934 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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