Player profile

Fred Buck

Fred Buck

Birthdate: 2 November 1879
Birthplace: Audley, Staffordshire, England
Date of death: 5 June 1952
Other clubs: Stafford Wesleyans (1895-97), Stafford Rangers (1897-1900), West Bromwich Albion (1900-03), Plymouth Argyle (1904-06), West Bromwich Albion (2 / 1906-14), Swansea Town (1914-17)
Bought from: West Bromwich Albion (1)
Signed for LFC: 11.05.1903
Liverpool debut: 05.09.1903
Last appearance: 09.01.1904
Debut goal: 26.12.1903
Last goal: 26.12.1903
Contract expiry: 16.04.1904
Win ratio: 7.69% W:1 D:2 L:10
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 6 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 13 / 1
Total LFC games/goals: 13 / 1

Player profile

Small inside-forward Buck was selected for the first eight League games of the 1903/04 season but on 17 October 1903 he was sent off for kicking and punching a Stoke player by the name of James Bradley, who signed for Liverpool two years later. The Football League suspended Buck for six weeks, from 27 October onwards. Buck returned for the home match with Wolverhampton a couple of weeks before Christmas but was immediately left out again and made only a further four appearances in the first team. Buck's only goal for the club came in the Boxing Day defeat by Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. In his second spell at West Bromwich Albion from 1906-1914 he won the Second Division in 1911 and was a runner-up in the FA Cup in 1912 where he featured at centre-half. He made over 300 League appearances for WBA in the First and Second Division and scored more than 70 goals.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 13 0 0 0 0 13
1903-1904 13 0 0 0 0 13

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Nottingham Forest
2 Wolves
2 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Notts County
1 WBA
1 Birmingham City
1 Everton
1 Stoke City
1 Sunderland
1 Blackburn Rovers
Total Competition
13 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1903-1904 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Blackburn Rovers
Total Competition
1 League
Total Goal minute period
1 61-75 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 05.09.1903 Nottingham Forest City Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 75 26.12.1903 Blackburn Rovers Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Stafford Wesleyans 1895-1897 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stafford Rangers 1897-1900 North Staffordshire League N/A N/A N/A N/A
WBA 1900-1901 England First Division 7 1 8 2
WBA 1901-1902 England Second Division 2 1 2 1
WBA 1902-1903 England First Division 13 4 14 4
Plymouth Argyle 1904-1906 Southern League + Western League N/A N/A N/A N/A
WBA 1905-1906 England Second Division 1 0 1 0
WBA 1906-1907 England Second Division 32 20 38 22
WBA 1907-1908 England First Division 38 18 41 18
WBA 1908-1909 England Second Division 38 13 40 14
WBA 1909-1910 England Second Division 53 0 56 0
WBA 1910-1911 England Second Division 34 10 36 10
WBA 1911-1912 England First Division 30 1 38 1
WBA 1912-1913 England First Division 36 4 39 4
WBA 1913-1914 England First Division 19 2 22 2
Swansea City 1914-1917 Southern League 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 303 74 335 78
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