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Hector Lawson

Hector Lawson

Birthdate: 21 May 1896
Birthplace: Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death: 1971
Other clubs: Shettleston, Cambuslang Rangers, Rangers (1916-24), Third Lanark (loan 1917-18), Clyde (loan 1918-19), Vale of Leven (loan 1919-20), Third Lanark (loan 2 / 1921-22), Clyde (loan 2 / 1922-23), Airdrieonians (1925-26), Vale of Leven (2 / 1926), Aberdeen (1926-28), Brighton & Hove Albion (1928-29), Newport County (1929-31), Shamrock Rovers (1931-33)
Bought from: Rangers
Signed for LFC: 03.01.1924
Liverpool debut: 19.01.1924
Last appearance: 11.10.1924
Contract expiry: 25.08.1925
Win ratio: 50% W:8 D:5 L:3
LFC league games/goals: 12 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 16 / 0

Player profile

Lawson was a left-winger who had only made 47 appearances for Rangers in eight years before joining Liverpool in January 1924. He played 14 games for Liverpool during the 1923/24 season and started his career promisingly, at least according to the Derby Daily Telegraph. "Glasgow Rangers appear to have sent Liverpool a real artiste in Hector Lawson, an outside left who has already made a deep impression in his two games with the ex-champions. Lawson has speed, ball control, and confidence, and he and Harry Chambers look like becoming a famous wing. Liverpool and the Rangers have always had friendly relations, and no doubt this transfer comes about through this and seals it once again." Lawson was only selected twice in 1924/25 and returned to Scotland with Airdrieonians. Lawson, however, never made an appearance for Airdrie as he had developed varicose veins. The blood didn't flow properly through the veins in his legs causing great pain and skin sores and he required surgery to strip the swollen areas. The club cancelled his contract and he joined Vale of Leven in March 1926. His stay was only short as he moved to Aberdeen before heading back south to feature for Newport County in Third Division South between 1929 and 1931.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 12 4 0 0 0 16
1923-1924 10 4 0 0 0 14
1924-1925 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Bolton Wanderers
2 Notts County
2 Southampton
2 Newcastle United
2 Manchester City
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Everton
1 Sunderland
1 Arsenal
1 Tottenham
Total Competition
12 League
4 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 19.01.1924 Manchester City Maine Road League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Shettleston Glasgow Football Association N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cambuslang Rangers Glasgow league N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rangers 1916-1917 Scotland Division 1 24 1 24 1
Rangers 1917-1918 Scotland Division 1 5 1 5 1
Third Lanark 1917-1918 Scotland Division 1 2 0 2 0
Rangers 1918-1919 Scotland Division 1 9 2 9 2
Clyde 1918-1919 Scotland Division 1 2 0 2 0
Vale of Leven 1919-1920 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rangers 1920-1921 Scotland Division 1 2 0 2 0
Third Lanark 1921-1922 Scotland 0 0 0 0
Rangers 1921-1922 Scotland Division 1 2 0 2 0
Rangers 1922-1923 Scotland Division 1 2 0 2 0
Clyde 1922-1923 Scotland Division 1 7 0 7 0
Airdrieonians 1925-1926 Scotland Division 1 0 0 0 0
Vale of Leven 1926 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Aberdeen 1926-1927 Scotland Division 1 6 0 7 1
Aberdeen 1927-1928 Scotland Division 1 18 0 18 0
Brighton & Hove Albion 1928-1929 England Third Division South 7 0 7 0
Newport County 1929-1930 England Third Division South 28 1 30 1
Newport County 1930-1931 England Third Division South 27 0 30 0
Shamrock Rovers 1931-1933 League of Ireland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 141 5 147 6
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