Player profile

Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Birthdate: 19 October 1932
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Date of death: 1 September 2016
Other clubs: Crewe Alexandra (1958-62), Gillingham (1962-64), Folkestone Town (1964-67), Margate (1967-69), Canterbury City (1969)
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: November 1950
Liverpool debut: 14.11.1953
Last appearance: 08.03.1958
Debut goal: 19.04.1957
Last goal: 12.10.1957
Contract expiry: July 1958
Win ratio: 43.75% W:21 D:12 L:15
LFC league games/goals: 47 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 48 / 2

Player profile

Campbell was a local player born in Bootle who signed as professional for the club in November 1950 when he was 18-years-old. A youth international defender, he didn't get any first-team opportunities until the 1953/54 relegation season, one of an astonishing 31 players called on by manager Don Welsh during that traumatic year. Campbell had to wait for a change of manager to get a decent run in the team and he appeared in 28 games under the leadership of Phil Taylor in the 1957/58 season. He was however transferred to fourth division Crewe Alexandra in the summer. He made 169 appearances for Crewe before signing for fourth division Gillingham in 1962. He moved to non-league Folkestone in 1964 where he spent three years and then settled in at Margate where he played 99 games as right-back and on occasion in midfield, while working as a painter and decorator. On 10th September 2016, Liverpool FC's official website carried an article saying he had died that week.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 47 1 0 0 0 48
1953-1954 2 0 0 0 0 2
1954-1955 12 0 0 0 0 12
1955-1956 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956-1957 6 0 0 0 0 6
1957-1958 27 1 0 0 0 28

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
4 Bristol Rovers
4 Rotherham United
4 West Ham United
3 Cardiff City
3 Bristol City
3 Stoke City
2 Middlesbrough
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Grimsby Town
2 Notts County
2 Swansea City
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Birmingham City
1 Fulham
1 Port Vale
1 Doncaster Rovers
1 Southend
1 Barnsley
1 Ipswich Town
1 Charlton Athletic
1 Leeds United
1 Bury
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Derby
1 Sheffield United
1 Sunderland
1 Lincoln City
1 Leyton Orient
Total Competition
47 League
1 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1953-1954 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954-1955 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955-1956 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956-1957 1 0 0 0 0 1
1957-1958 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Swansea City
1 Bristol Rovers
Total Competition
2 League
Total Goal minute period
1 61-75 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
2 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 14.11.1953 Sunderland Roker Park League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 75 19.04.1957 Bristol Rovers Anfield League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Crewe 1958-1959 England Fourth Division 46 1 48 1
Crewe 1959-1960 England Fourth Division 42 0 48 0
Crewe 1960-1961 England Fourth Division 43 0 52 0
Crewe 1961-1962 England Fourth Division 17 0 21 0
Gillingham 1962-1963 England Fourth Division 28 0 31 0
Gillingham 1963-1964 England Fourth Division 1 0 2 0
Folkestone Town 1964-1967 Southern League Premier Division N/A N/A N/A N/A
Margate 1967-1968 Southern League Premier Division 59 2 59 2
Margate 1968-1969 Southern League Premier Division 40 0 40 0
Canterbury City 1969 Southern League Division One 1 0 1 0
Total 277 3 302 3
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