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Gordon Gunson

Gordon Gunson

Birthdate: 1 July 1904
Birthplace: Chester, England
Date of death: 8 September 1991
Other clubs: Nelson (1923-26), Wrexham (1926-29), Sunderland (1929-30), Swindon Town (1934-35), Wrexham (2 / 1935-36), Bangor City
Bought from: Sunderland
Signed for LFC: 12.03.1930
Liverpool debut: 15.03.1930
Last appearance: 25.03.1933
Debut goal: 22.03.1930
Last goal: 26.12.1932
Contract expiry: 7 June 1934
Win ratio: 40.23% W:35 D:16 L:36
Games/goals ratio: 3.35
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 81 / 24
Total LFC games/goals: 87 / 26

Player profile

After impressing with 11 goals in 18 League games for first division Sunderland in the 1929/30 season, Liverpool invested in this flying winger at the start of the 1930's. He was probably easy to spot on the field of play as he seemed a bit Shrek-like in appearance. Gunson signed in March 1930 and made ten consecutive appearances until the end of the season, rotating between the right and left wing, again deputising for regulars Fred Hopkin and Harold Barton the following season. With Hopkin gone in the 1931/32 season Gunson was one of only two ever-presents in the League and scored 17 times in those 42 games. His run of successive appearances increased to 61 by early-November 1932 but he then lost his place briefly to Harold Taylor before reclaiming it back for another shorter run.

Gunson struggled in his post-Liverpool career because of a troublesome knee injury he had picked up at Liverpool and retired in 1936, 32 years of age.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 81 6 0 0 0 87
1929-1930 10 0 0 0 0 10
1930-1931 8 1 0 0 0 9
1931-1932 42 4 0 0 0 46
1932-1933 21 1 0 0 0 22

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
6 Newcastle United
6 Chelsea
5 Blackburn Rovers
5 Bolton Wanderers
5 Arsenal
5 Grimsby Town
4 Birmingham City
4 Sheffield Wednesday
4 WBA
4 Everton
4 Aston Villa
4 Sheffield United
4 Middlesbrough
3 Portsmouth
3 Sunderland
3 West Ham United
3 Leicester City
3 Manchester City
2 Wolves
2 Derby
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Leeds United
2 Blackpool
1 Burnley
1 Chesterfield
Total Competition
81 League
6 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 24 2 0 0 0 26
1929-1930 1 0 0 0 0 1
1930-1931 1 0 0 0 0 1
1931-1932 17 2 0 0 0 19
1932-1933 5 0 0 0 0 5

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
24 League
2 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
25 Open play
1 Penalty

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 15.03.1930 Bolton Wanderers Burnden Park League
50 20.02.1932 West Ham United Upton Park League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 33 22.03.1930 Aston Villa Anfield League
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