Player profile

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

1894-1895 17100018
1895-1896 11000011
1896-1897 310004

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

2Nottingham Forest
2Birmingham City
2Sheffield Wednesday
2Sheffield United
2Loughborough Town
1Stoke City
1Port Vale
1Burton Swifts
1Burton Wanderers
1Bolton Wanderers
1Leicester City
1Aston Villa
1Lincoln City
1Manchester United
1Preston North End
2FA Cup

Goals per season

1894-1895 600006
1895-1896 300003
1896-1897 210003

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

1FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
12Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

110.11.1894Stoke CityVictoria GroundLeague

Milestone Goals


Related Articles

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

Related Quotes

The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1894-1895 * Striker
1895-1896 * Striker
1896-1897 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.