Player profile

Gordon Gunson

Birthdate: 1 July 1904
Birthplace: Chester, England
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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals81600087
1929-1930 10000010
1930-1931 810009
1931-1932 42400046
1932-1933 21100022

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals24200026
1929-1930 100001
1930-1931 100001
1931-1932 17200019
1932-1933 500005

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
24League
2FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
25Open play
1Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
115.03.1930Bolton WanderersBurnden ParkLeague
5020.02.1932West Ham UnitedUpton ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
13322.03.1930Aston VillaAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1929-1930 * Midfielder
1930-1931 * Midfielder
1931-1932 * Midfielder
1932-1933 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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