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David Hannah

David Hannah

Birthdate: 28 April 1867
Birthplace: Raffrey, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Date of death: 12 January 1936
Other clubs: Renton (1882-90), Sunderland (1890-94), Dundee (1897), Woolwich Arsenal (1897-99), Renton (2)
Bought from: Sunderland
Signed for LFC: 02.11.1894
Liverpool debut: 10.11.1894
Last appearance: 13.03.1897
Debut goal: 17.11.1894
Last goal: 30.01.1897
Contract expiry: May 1897
Win ratio: 51.52% W:17 D:8 L:8
Games/goals ratio: 2.75
Honours: Second Division 1895/96
LFC league games/goals: 31 / 11
Total LFC games/goals: 33 / 12

Player profile

"Davy" Hannah arrived from the successful Sunderland side that had won the League Championship twice in his four years at the club from 1890-1894. Hannah had made a significant contribution by scoring in every third game in roughly 90 appearances. He was bought in November 1894 to strengthen Liverpool's attacking options as the club was on a serious slide down the First Division. He scored in his second game in a 2-2 draw against Everton at Anfield with a “grand shot” which was so magnificent it “almost sent the crowd frantic, even the Evertonians applauding the home team for their gallant play.” He put Liverpool 2-0 up just before half-time in the following game against his old club, Sunderland, but the champion-elect showed its class by winning by three goals to two. Hannah scored six goals in 17 matches but his contribution was not enough to prevent an immediate return to the Second Division. Davy was called on 11 times the following season as the club won the second division Championship for the second time in three years and made a further four appearances during the 1896/97 season, one of which saw him score two goals against Sunderland. Tom Watson, his old Sunderland boss was by then in charge of Liverpool.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 31 2 0 0 0 33
1894-1895 17 1 0 0 0 18
1895-1896 11 0 0 0 0 11
1896-1897 3 1 0 0 0 4

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Sunderland
2 Nottingham Forest
2 Arsenal
2 Birmingham City
2 Sheffield Wednesday
2 Sheffield United
2 Derby
2 Loughborough
1 Stoke City
1 Port Vale
1 Barnsley
1 Crewe
1 Burton Swifts
1 Burton Wanderers
1 Darwen
1 Everton
1 Wolves
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 Leicester City
1 WBA
1 Aston Villa
1 Lincoln City
1 Manchester United
1 Preston North End
Total Competition
31 League
2 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 11 1 0 0 0 12
1894-1895 6 0 0 0 0 6
1895-1896 3 0 0 0 0 3
1896-1897 2 1 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
11 League
1 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
12 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 10.11.1894 Stoke Victoria Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 55 17.11.1894 Everton Anfield League

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Memories of David Hannah

From the Sunderland Daily Echo on 16 January, 1936.More

Hannah marries

From Sunderland Daily Echo on 19 October 1893.More

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