Player profile

John Glover

Birthdate: 28 October 1876
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England
Other clubs: Halesowen (1894-95), Rudge-Whitworth (1895-96), West Bromwich Albion (1896-97), Blackburn Rovers (1897-99), New Brompton (1899-1900), Small Heath [Birmingham from 1905] (1904-08), Brierley Hill Alliance (1908-10)
Bought from: New Brompton
Signed for LFC: £350, 12.05.1900
Liverpool debut: 20.10.1900
Last appearance: 27.04.1903
Contract expiry: January 1904
Win ratio: 42.37% W: 25 D: 14 L: 20
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 8 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 58 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 59 / 0

Player profile

Glover was a strong, little right-back who was said to be gipsy-like in appearance. He was quiet and unassuming on the field and relied more on skill than brute force. Glover didn't make the first team at his hometown club, West Bromwich Albion, but managed to play 23 games for Blackburn's first team in his debut season at Ewood Park. Owing to injury and the emergence of future England captain Bob Crompton he moved south to join New Brompton (who in 1912 changed their name to Gillingham) in the Southern league. A step down led to a step up to Championship success at Liverpool in the 1900/01 season, the first of 18 Division One titles for the Reds. Glover played in ten of the 34 matches that season replacing John Robertson, who returned for the last three games of the campaign.

Glover started the following year as first-choice, but was replaced half-way through the season by aforementioned Robertson. Glover reclaimed his place following Roberton's move in the summer of 1902 and missed only four of the 34 first division fixtures of 1902/03 which Liverpool finished in fifth place. At the end of the season Glover was caught accepting illegal financial inducements from Portsmouth to sign for the south-coast club. As a result he along with teammates William Goldie and Sam Raybould were banned from football until 31 December 1903 and from ever signing for Portsmouth. Glover left Liverpool in January 1904 despite Liverpool's offer of maximum wage for a new contract and played 124 League games for first division Small Heath from 1904-1908, until Birmingham (as the club changed its name to in 1905) were relegated in the 1907/08 season.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals58100059
1900-1901 10000010
1901-1902 18000018
1902-1903 30100031

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
4Stoke City
4Sunderland
4Aston Villa
4Newcastle United
4Bury
4Everton
4Sheffield Wednesday
4Notts County
3Wolves
3Bolton Wanderers
3Derby
3Nottingham Forest
3Sheffield United
2Manchester City
2Blackburn Rovers
2Birmingham City
2Grimsby Town
1WBA
1Middlesbrough
1Preston North End
1Manchester United
TotalCompetition
58League
1FA Cup

Goals per season

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1900-1901 000000
1901-1902 000000
1902-1903 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
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TotalCompetition
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TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
120.10.1900Notts CountyTrent BridgeLeague
5007.03.1903Newcastle UnitedAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1900-1901 * Defender
1901-1902 * Defender
1902-1903 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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