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Les Bruton

Les Bruton

Birthdate: 1 April 1903
Birthplace: Foleshill, Coventry, England
Date of death: 2 April 1989
Other clubs: Bell Green Wesleyans, Foleshill (1919-22), Southampton (1922-26), Peterborough & Fletton United (1926-27), Raith Rovers (1927-29), Blackburn Rovers (1929-32), Leamington Town (1933-35)
Bought from: Blackburn Rovers
Signed for LFC: February 1932
Liverpool debut: 20.02.1932
Last appearance: 21.01.1933
Debut goal: 27.12.1932
Last goal: 27.12.1932
Contract expiry: 19.07.1933
Win ratio: 37.5% W:3 D:0 L:5
Games/goals ratio: 8
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 2
LFC league games/goals: 6 / 1
Total LFC games/goals: 8 / 1

Player profile

Inside-left Bruton came into his own at Blackburn after a slow start to his career. He failed to make an impression at Southampton and only made seven second division appearances from 1922-1926. He joined amateur side Peterborough & Fletton United, who was later replaced by Peterborough, and then played two years for Raith Rovers in Scotland. Finally his career blossomed at Blackburn Rovers where he scored 23 goals in 38 first division appearances from 1929-1931. He lost his place in Rovers' starting line-up in the 1931/32 season and following his move to Liverpool he made a couple of appearances in February 1932. His debut came away to West Ham in a 1-0 defeat in the League and he also played in the FA Cup defeat by Chelsea a week later at Anfield. Bruton made six more appearances the following season with his only goal for the club being at Chelsea on 27 December 1932. At the age of thirty he moved to amateur side Leamington Town in the Birmingham Combination league. Once described as a "human tank".

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 2 0 0 0 8
1931-1932 1 1 0 0 0 2
1932-1933 5 1 0 0 0 6

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Chelsea
1 West Ham United
1 Wolves
1 WBA
1 Aston Villa
1 Newcastle United
Total Competition
6 League
2 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1931-1932 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932-1933 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Chelsea
Total Competition
1 League
Total Goal minute period
1 31-45 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 20.02.1932 West Ham United Upton Park League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 39 27.12.1932 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League
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