Player profile

John Heydon

Birthdate: 19 October 1928
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals63400067
1950-1951 13100014
1951-1952 27200029
1952-1953 23100024

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1950-1951 000000
1951-1952 000000
1952-1953 000000

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TotalTeam
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TotalCompetition
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TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
107.10.1950Stoke CityAnfieldLeague
5015.09.1952TottenhamWhite Hart LaneLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1950-1951 * Defender
1951-1952 * Defender
1952-1953 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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