Player profile

Cyril Done

Birthdate: 21 October 1920
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Date of death: 24 February 1993
Other clubs: Tranmere Rovers (1952-54), Port Vale (1954-57), Winsford United (1957-59), Skelmersdale United
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: January 1938
Liverpool debut: 12.10.1946
Last appearance: 23.02.1952
Debut goal: 12.10.1946
Last goal: 16.02.1952
Contract expiry: May 1952
Win ratio: 43.64% W: 48 D: 30 L: 32
Games/goals ratio: 2.97
Honours: League Championship 1946/47
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 5
Wartime games/goals: 137 / 147
LFC league games/goals: 95 / 32
Total LFC games/goals: 110 / 37

Player profile

A strong centre-forward, who was feared by opposing defences and was maybe built more like a boxer than a football player. Done netted the only goal of his Liverpool debut, on 2 September 1939 against Chelsea, but the outbreak of World War II meant that this was the final competitive fixture for several years. Done's goal no longer counted to his career total as the three League games played in the 1939/40 season were expunged from Football League records. Done was very prolific in wartime games with Liverpool and scored 147 goals in 137 games which was no mean feat!

When League football resumed after the war ended, Done made an important contribution by scoring ten times from 17 appearances, including hat-tricks against Huddersfield and Grimsby, as the Reds marched on to the First Division Championship. Done hardly featured the following season but 13 goals in his first eight reserve games of the 1948/49 season were hard to ignore and he continued his excellent form with the first team and got into double figures again with 13 goals from 28 appearances. Done wasn't as prolific for the last three seasons of his Liverpool career and he wasn't always a regular even missing out completely on the FA Cup run which took the club to its first Wembley final in 1950. Done moved to Tranmere Rovers in Third Division North in 1952 and scored 61 goals in 87 League games for them and 34 goals in 52 for second division Port Vale between 1954-1957. Done came back to haunt Liverpool on 8 April 1955 when Port Vale beat the Reds 4-3 at Vale Park. Done scored all four for Vale!

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals9515000110
1939-1940 000000
1945-1946 000000
1946-1947 17600023
1947-1948 420006
1948-1949 24400028
1949-1950 16000016
1950-1951 24100025
1951-1952 10200012

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
10Charlton Athletic
9Burnley
8Derby
8Portsmouth
6Huddersfield Town
6Blackpool
6Wolves
5Chelsea
5Manchester United
4Stoke City
4Arsenal
4Birmingham City
3Sunderland
3Middlesbrough
3Manchester City
3Nottingham Forest
3Everton
2Blackburn Rovers
2Preston North End
2Aston Villa
2Bolton Wanderers
2Tottenham
2Grimsby Town
1Notts County
1Brentford
1WBA
1Fulham
1Sheffield Wednesday
1Norwich City
1Newcastle United
1Walsall
TotalCompetition
95League
15FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals32500037
1939-1940 000000
1945-1946 000000
1946-1947 10200012
1947-1948 000000
1948-1949 11200013
1949-1950 500005
1950-1951 300003
1951-1952 310004

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
32League
5FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
37Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
1939-194044
1940-19411713
1941-19422939
1942-19433937
1943-19443645
1944-194534
1945-194695

Stats note

The three League games played in the 1939/40 season were expunged from Football League records as the season was stopped due to World War II. The games are therefore not considered valid by LFChistory.net and as the "Association of football statisticians" does not count them towards official player totals.

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
112.10.1946Charlton AthleticAnfieldLeague
5005.03.1949ChelseaStamford BridgeLeague
10021.08.1951BurnleyTurf MoorLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
1002.09.1939ChelseaAnfieldLeague

Related Articles

Consider it Cyril Done

Daily Mirror focused on Done's rise through the ranks at Liverpool prior to his debut at Anfield when Chelsea were the visitors on 2 September 1939. More

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1939-1940 * Striker
1945-1946 * Striker
1946-1947 * Striker
1947-1948 * Striker
1948-1949 * Striker
1949-1950 * Striker
1950-1951 * Striker
1951-1952 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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