Player profile

Don Campbell

Birthdate: 19 October 1932
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
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.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals47100048
1953-1954 200002
1954-1955 12000012
1955-1956 000000
1956-1957 600006
1957-1958 27100028

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals200002
1953-1954 000000
1954-1955 000000
1955-1956 000000
1956-1957 100001
1957-1958 100001

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
2League
TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
146-60 minutes
161-75 minutes
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
2Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
114.11.1953SunderlandRoker ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
17519.04.1957Bristol RoversAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1953-1954 * Defender
1954-1955 * Defender
1955-1956 * Defender
1956-1957 * Defender
1957-1958 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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