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Patrick Gordon

Patrick Gordon

Birthdate: 19 February 1870
Birthplace: Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Date of death: 1933
Other clubs: Renton (1887-90), Everton (1890-93), Blackburn Rovers (1894-95), Liverpool South End, Wigan County
Bought from: Everton
Signed for LFC: 30.06.1893
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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 26 3 0 0 1 30
1893-1894 21 3 0 0 1 25
1894-1895 5 0 0 0 0 5

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 7 0 0 0 1 8
1893-1894 6 0 0 0 1 7
1894-1895 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
7 League
1 Test Match
Total Open play/Penalty
8 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 02.09.1893 Middlesbrough I. Paradise Field League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 40 09.09.1893 Lincoln City Anfield League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Renton 1887-1890 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Everton 1890-1891 England First Division 3 0 3 0
Everton 1891-1892 England First Division 4 1 4 1
Everton 1892-1893 England First Division 11 2 15 4
Blackburn Rovers 1894-1895 England First Division 12 2 15 3
Liverpool South End 1895- N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wigan County 1895- N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 30 5 37 8
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