Player profile

Patrick Gordon

Birthdate: 19 February 1870
Birthplace: Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Other clubs: Renton (1887-90), Everton (1890-93), Blackburn Rovers (1894-95), Liverpool South End
Bought from: Everton
Signed for LFC: June 1893
Liverpool debut: 02.09.1893
Last appearance: 15.09.1894
Debut goal: 09.09.1893
Last goal: 03.09.1894
Contract expiry: October 1894
Win ratio: 63.33% W: 19 D: 7 L: 4
Games/goals ratio: 3.75
Honours: Second Division 1893/94
LFC league games/goals: 26 / 7
Total LFC games/goals: 30 / 8

Player profile

Outside-right Gordon was "sacked" by Everton as it was termed in the papers at the time and offered to neighbours Liverpool who snapped the Scotsman up. Winger Gordon played in Liverpool's first-ever season in the Football League, the victorious second division campaign of 1893/94. He featured in 21 of 28 matches and scored six times as the club went undefeated. Although he played in the opening five fixtures of Liverpool's initial season in the First Division, he lost his place in September 1894 and joined first division Blackburn Rovers the following month.

Gordon replaced Jamie Haydock in the Rovers team prompting one supporter to publically complain that Gordon was basically not fit to tie Haydock's laces. Gordon had scored two goals in 12 games when Haydock reclaimed his place. Gordon refused to play for the reserve team and in May 1895 Gordon was up to no good again and his contract with Rovers was terminated for what was described as "refractory conduct" during a tour of Scotland. Gordon ended up playing for non-league Liverpool South End.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals26300130
1893-1894 21300125
1894-1895 500005

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
2Rotherham United
2Newcastle United
2Walsall
2Lincoln City
2Manchester City
2Bolton Wanderers
2Grimsby Town
2Notts County
2Birmingham City
2Middlesbrough I.
1Aston Villa
1Port Vale
1Crewe
1Burton Swifts
1WBA
1Burnley
1Arsenal
1Blackburn Rovers
1Manchester United
1Preston North End
TotalCompetition
26League
3FA Cup
1Test Match

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals700018
1893-1894 600017
1894-1895 100001

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
7League
1Test Match
TotalOpen play/Penalty
8Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
102.09.1893Middlesbrough I.Paradise FieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
14009.09.1893Lincoln CityAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1893-1894 * Midfielder
1894-1895 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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