Player profile

John Heydon

John Heydon

Birthdate: 19 October 1928
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Date of death: September 2012
Other clubs: Everton (1946-49), Millwall (1953-56), Tranmere Rovers (1956-61)
Bought from: Everton
Signed for LFC: 01.01.1949
Liverpool debut: 07.10.1950
Last appearance: 24.01.1953
Contract expiry: May 1953
Win ratio: 31.34% W:21 D:22 L:24
LFC league games/goals: 63 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 67 / 0

Player profile

Half-back Heydon signed for Liverpool in January 1949 when he was 20-years-old after spending three years in Everton's reserves. He had to wait until October 1950 before making his first-team debut and played a total of 13 times in the League during that 1950/51 season mostly as a cover for left-half Phil Taylor. Heydon had an extended run from November onwards, missing only one of the 26 first division fixtures between then and the end of the 1951/52 season. Heydon was a regular for the first half of the 1952/53 season but then lost his place in the side. He was eventually transferred to third division south's Millwall in May 1953 and had a couple of years in London before returning to Merseyside to finish his playing career with Tranmere Rovers as well in the third tier of League football, becoming one of three players to have been on the books of all three major Merseyside clubs: Everton, Tranmere and Liverpool.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 63 4 0 0 0 67
1950-1951 13 1 0 0 0 14
1951-1952 27 2 0 0 0 29
1952-1953 23 1 0 0 0 24

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
5 Stoke City
5 Portsmouth
5 Blackpool
4 Manchester City
4 Wolves
4 Tottenham
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 WBA
3 Newcastle United
3 Middlesbrough
3 Derby
3 Manchester United
2 Sunderland
2 Aston Villa
2 Preston North End
2 Chelsea
2 Burnley
2 Arsenal
2 Charlton Athletic
1 Gateshead
1 Fulham
1 Everton
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Norwich City
Total Competition
63 League
4 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 07.10.1950 Stoke City Anfield League
50 15.09.1952 Tottenham White Hart Lane League
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