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Sam Gilligan

Sam Gilligan

Birthdate: 18 January 1882
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Date of death: 17 June 1965
Other clubs: Belmont Athletic (1898-1901), Dundee Violet (1901-02), Dundee (1902–03), Celtic (1903-04), Bristol City (1904-10), Gillingham (1913-15), Mahoning Valleys, Republican Iron and Steel Soccer Club (-1932)
Bought from: Bristol City
Signed for LFC: May 1910
Liverpool debut: 24.09.1910
Last appearance: 14.12.1912
Debut goal: 24.09.1910
Last goal: 27.04.1912
Contract expiry: July 1913
Win ratio: 47.5% W:19 D:8 L:13
Games/goals ratio: 2.5
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 11 / 5
LFC league games/goals: 40 / 16
Total LFC games/goals: 40 / 16

Player profile

Gilligan moved from Scottish Cup champions Celtic, where he had scored 13 goals in ten games, to second division Bristol City before the 1904/05 season. He was an instant success, scoring 17 goals in 37 games in his debut season and 20 goals in 37 League games when City won the Second Division in the 1905/06 season. He played for the Bristol City team who lost 1-0 to Manchester United in the 1909 FA Cup final and a year later moved to League runners-up Liverpool. Gilligan made a scoring debut at Manchester City on 24 September 1910 and although he was also selected for the next game at home to Everton, he wasn't picked for the first team again until February, when he started a run of 13 matches until the end of that 1910/11 season. His appearances were more frequent the following year, but Liverpool were on the brink of relegation on the last day when the Reds faced Oldham at Boundary Park. Gilligan was Liverpool's hero on the day scoring the winner in the second minute, his eleventh goal from 23 games, and keeping his club in the top division. He left for Gillingham the following summer and stayed there two years as player-manager in the Southern league.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 40 0 0 0 0 40
1910-1911 15 0 0 0 0 15
1911-1912 23 0 0 0 0 23
1912-1913 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
4 Arsenal
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 Oldham Athletic
3 Bolton Wanderers
2 Manchester City
2 Tottenham
2 Bradford City
2 Notts County
2 Middlesbrough
2 Sunderland
2 Aston Villa
2 Manchester United
2 Bury
2 Preston North End
2 Everton
1 Bristol City
1 Sheffield United
1 Newcastle United
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 WBA
Total Competition
40 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 16 0 0 0 0 16
1910-1911 5 0 0 0 0 5
1911-1912 11 0 0 0 0 11
1912-1913 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
16 League
Total Open play/Penalty
16 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 24.09.1910 Manchester City Hyde Road League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 35 24.09.1910 Manchester City Hyde Road League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Belmont Athletic 1898-1901 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dundee 1901-1903 Scotland Division 1 8 3 8 3
Dundee 1903-1904 Scotland Division 1 1 0 1 0
Celtic 1903-1904 Scotland Division 1 13 10 13 10
Bristol City 1904-1905 England Second Division 30 14 35 15
Bristol City 1905-1906 England Second Division 37 19 38 19
Bristol City 1906-1907 England First Division 37 15 39 18
Bristol City 1907-1908 England First Division 33 16 35 16
Bristol City 1908-1909 England First Division 29 9 39 12
Bristol City 1909-1910 England First Division 22 3 25 5
Gillingham 1913-1915 Southern League 65 15 65 15
Mahoning Valleys 1923- USA N/A N/A N/A N/A
Republican Iron and Steel Soccer Club 1932 (finished) USA N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 275 104 298 113
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