Player profile

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

1902-1903 100001
1903-1904 500005
1904-1905 410005
1905-1906 14200016
1906-1907 800008

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

3Birmingham City
2Newcastle United
2Preston North End
2Manchester City
2Notts County
1Burton United
1Leicester City
1Sheffield Wednesday
1Blackburn Rovers
1Aston Villa
1Manchester United
1Stoke City
3FA Cup

Goals per season

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1903-1904 100001
1904-1905 100001
1905-1906 600006
1906-1907 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalOpen play/Penalty
8Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

117.01.1903StokeVictoria GroundLeague

Milestone Goals

1023.01.1904WBAThe HawthornsLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1902-1903 * Striker
1903-1904 * Striker
1904-1905 * Striker
1905-1906 * Striker
1906-1907 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.