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Stanley Kane

Stanley Kane

Birthdate: 17 April 1912
Birthplace: Workington, England
Other clubs: Birmingham City (1934-35), Southend United (1936)
Bought from: Birmingham City
Signed for LFC: September 1934
Liverpool debut: 20.03.1935
Last appearance: 13.04.1936
Contract expiry: 27.04.1936
Win ratio: 66.67% W:4 D:0 L:2
LFC league games/goals: 6 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 6 / 0

Player profile

Kane was the goalkeeping 'cover' for first-team regular Arthur Riley but due to the South African's great consistency, Kane only made three appearances in each of his two seasons, conceding 13 goals. Kane made his debut in the most difficult circumstances in a Merseyside derby on 20 March 1935 at Anfield. Dixie Dean, who was known to shoulder-charge 'keepers as was strikers' habit back in those days, was impeded by Tennant when he saw Dean was making his way to Kane. A disputed penalty was awarded which Kane got a hand to but Dean's powerful kick ended up in the back of the net half-crippling Kane in the process. Kane thwarted Dixie on other occasions and certainly impressed the Liverpool Echo. "It was a nice tribute of Bradshaw and Tennant, who had done so much grafting work, that they should publicly shake Kane by the hand as token of their estimation of his work against Dean’s header and his flying shot –a great shot and a greater save. Liverpool has always been renowned for its goalkeepers, and now a new name cannot be forgotten. Yes, Kane was able." Once his footballing career was finished Kane became a policeman in Liverpool.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 0 0 6
1934-1935 3 0 0 0 0 3
1935-1936 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Chelsea
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Everton
1 Arsenal
1 Tottenham
Total Competition
6 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 20.03.1935 Everton Anfield League

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