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John Carlin

John Carlin

Birthdate: 1876
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Date of death: 1950
Other clubs: Barnsley, Preston North End (1907-09)
Bought from: Barnsley
Signed for LFC: 05.12.1902
Liverpool debut: 17.01.1903
Last appearance: 01.04.1907
Debut goal: 23.01.1904
Last goal: 17.03.1906
Contract expiry: 18.05.1907
Win ratio: 45.71% W:16 D:4 L:15
Games/goals ratio: 4.38
Honours: League Championship 1905/06
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 3 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 32 / 8
Total LFC games/goals: 35 / 8

Player profile

Carlin first appeared in Liverpool's forward-line at Stoke on 17 January 1903. This was his only game of the 1902/03 season and was the only match missed by Liverpool's star striker Sam Raybould, who scored 32 times in 34 games. In view of the club's reliance on Raybould to score, perhaps it was not surprising that Carlin's debut for the club was one of only six matches in which they failed to score during the League campaign. The joint Everton/Liverpool programme commented on him in a preview to the 1904/05 season: "Is so clever and has such knowledge of the game that one is forced to explain “What a pity it is that he is only a little ‘un.” He is apt to be lost in a melee in front of goal." Carlin never settled down in Liverpool's first eleven and the highest number of appearances he made in a single season was the 16 he managed during 1905/06 when he scored six goals, a vital contribution to the club's second League title. When he retired as a footballer he worked as a bricksetter in the Mersey docks.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 32 3 0 0 0 35
1902-1903 1 0 0 0 0 1
1903-1904 5 0 0 0 0 5
1904-1905 4 1 0 0 0 5
1905-1906 14 2 0 0 0 16
1906-1907 8 0 0 0 0 8

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
4 Everton
3 WBA
3 Birmingham City
3 Middlesbrough
2 Sunderland
2 Newcastle United
2 Bury
2 Preston North End
2 Manchester City
2 Notts County
1 Burton United
1 Wolves
1 Leicester City
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Barnsley
1 Chesterfield
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Aston Villa
1 Manchester United
1 Stoke City
Total Competition
32 League
3 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 8 0 0 0 0 8
1902-1903 0 0 0 0 0 0
1903-1904 1 0 0 0 0 1
1904-1905 1 0 0 0 0 1
1905-1906 6 0 0 0 0 6
1906-1907 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
4 Middlesbrough
1 Sunderland
1 Bury
1 WBA
1 Barnsley
Total Competition
8 League
Total Open play/Penalty
8 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 17.01.1903 Stoke Victoria Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 23.01.1904 WBA The Hawthorns League
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