Player profile

Hector Lawson

Birthdate: 21 May 1896
Birthplace: Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland
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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals12400016
1923-1924 10400014
1924-1925 200002

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

Goals per season

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1923-1924 000000
1924-1925 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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Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
119.01.1924Manchester CityMaine RoadLeague

Milestone Goals

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1923-1924 * Midfielder
1924-1925 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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