Player profile

Ken Brierley

Birthdate: 3 April 1926
Birthplace: Ashton-under-Lyne, England
Date of death: 2004
Other clubs: Oldham Athletic (1945-48), Oldham Athletic (2 / 1953-55), Stalybridge Celtic (1955-56), Mossley (1956-58)
Bought from: Oldham Athletic
Signed for LFC: £7,000, 28.02.1948
Liverpool debut: 06.03.1948
Last appearance: 03.01.1953
Debut goal: 21.04.1948
Last goal: 08.11.1952
Contract expiry: 04.03.1953
Win ratio: 36.07% W: 22 D: 18 L: 21
Games/goals ratio: 7.63
LFC league games/goals: 60 / 8
Total LFC games/goals: 61 / 8

Player profile

Skilful left-winger Brierley had played over 50 League matches for Oldham in Third Division North before signing for League champions Liverpool in February 1948. He appeared in ten of the last eleven matches of the 1947/48 season and notched his first goal for the club as Everton were beaten 4-0 at Anfield on 21 April 1948. Brierley never really established himself in the Liverpool team and the highest number of League appearances he made in a season was just thirteen, in 1948/49. He returned to his former club Oldham in March 1953.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals60100061
1947-1948 10000010
1948-1949 13100014
1949-1950 11000011
1950-1951 500005
1951-1952 11000011
1952-1953 10000010

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
6Wolves
4Burnley
4Portsmouth
4Sunderland
4Charlton Athletic
4Manchester City
3Huddersfield Town
3Middlesbrough
3Derby
3Tottenham
2Arsenal
2Stoke City
2Aston Villa
2Manchester United
2Newcastle United
2Chelsea
2Blackpool
1Sheffield United
1Blackburn Rovers
1Nottingham Forest
1Everton
1Preston North End
1Birmingham City
1Fulham
1Bolton Wanderers
1WBA
TotalCompetition
60League
1FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals800008
1947-1948 100001
1948-1949 000000
1949-1950 500005
1950-1951 000000
1951-1952 100001
1952-1953 100001

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
8League
TotalGoal minute period
11-15 minutes
216-30 minutes
031-45
046-60
161-75 minutes
476-90 minutes
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
8Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
106.03.1948Huddersfield TownAnfieldLeague
5019.01.1952SunderlandRoker ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
18121.04.1948EvertonAnfieldLeague

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Related Quotes

"George was meticulous about drinking before a game. On the Friday night before a home game we’d stay at a hotel in Southport. I remember one occasion, we’d just signed a inside-left from Oldham called Ken Brierley. We sat down for lunch and Ken was there with a glass of beer. That was unheard off and we couldn’t believe it. Anyway, as we took our seat, Ken asked Jack Balmer, who was our captain, if it was okay. Jack replied, ‘Oh yes, we always have a pint before a game.’ When George Kay came in, he walked straight over to Ken and pulled the glass away. Ken was astonished and George told him straight, ‘When you are a Liverpool player, you do not drink before a game!’"

Albert Stubbins on a trick played on Ken Brierley

The player was in the squad the following season

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

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