Player profile

John Browning

Birthdate: 27 January 1915
Birthplace: Alexandria, Scotland
Other clubs: Bridgton Waverley (1931-32), Dunoon Athletic (1932-34), Gillingham (1939); Dumbarton, Albion Rovers (wartime guest), Cowdenbeath (1945-47)
Bought from: Dunoon Athletic
Signed for LFC: March 1934
Liverpool debut: 20.04.1935
Last appearance: 04.03.1939
Contract expiry: 1939
Win ratio: 31.58% W: 6 D: 9 L: 4
LFC league games/goals: 19 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 19 / 0

Player profile

Left-half Browning made his Reds' debut towards the end of the 1934/35 season, playing in three of the last four League fixtures of that campaign. But due to the consistency of regular half-back Jimmy McDougall, he was only picked six times in 1935/36 and that was the highest number of appearances he made for the club during any one season. His father, John senior, was a Scottish international who scored 63 goals in 217 games for Celtic between 1911 and 1919. His reputation suffered a bitter blow when in 1924 he and ex-Rangers player, Archie Kyle, were found guilty of attempting to bribe Bo'Ness player Peter Brown. John received 60 days hard labour for this misdemeanour. John Jr. moved to Southern League‘s Gillingham in August 1939. He moved to Dumbarton in November at a time when World War Two had derailed the British game. As well as featuring for Dumbarton he worked for the government. Liverpool held Browning‘s Football League registration until December 1945.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals19000019
1934-1935 300003
1935-1936 600006
1936-1937 300003
1937-1938 500005
1938-1939 200002

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
3Stoke City
3Grimsby Town
2Portsmouth
2Sunderland
2Chelsea
2Leicester City
1WBA
1Blackpool
1Manchester City
1Leeds United
1Preston North End
TotalCompetition
19League

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1934-1935 000000
1935-1936 000000
1936-1937 000000
1937-1938 000000
1938-1939 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
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TotalCompetition
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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
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
120.04.1935ChelseaAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1934-1935 * Defender
1935-1936 * Defender
1936-1937 * Defender
1937-1938 * Defender
1938-1939 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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