Player profile

Cyril Done

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: 3.06
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 / 36

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 12 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

Please 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.

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 95 15 0 0 0 110
1939-1940 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945-1946 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946-1947 17 6 0 0 0 23
1947-1948 4 2 0 0 0 6
1948-1949 24 4 0 0 0 28
1949-1950 16 0 0 0 0 16
1950-1951 24 1 0 0 0 25
1951-1952 10 2 0 0 0 12

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

Please 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.

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 32 4 0 0 0 36
1939-1940 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945-1946 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946-1947 10 2 0 0 0 12
1947-1948 0 0 0 0 0 0
1948-1949 11 1 0 0 0 12
1949-1950 5 0 0 0 0 5
1950-1951 3 0 0 0 0 3
1951-1952 3 1 0 0 0 4

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
32 League
4 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
36 Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

Season Appearances Goals
1939-1940 4 4
1940-1941 17 13
1941-1942 29 39
1942-1943 39 37
1943-1944 36 45
1944-1945 3 4
1945-1946 9 5

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 12.10.1946 Charlton Athletic Anfield League
50 05.03.1949 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League
100 21.08.1951 Burnley Turf Moor League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 02.09.1939 Chelsea Anfield League

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