Player profile

John McCartney

Birthdate: 1870
Birthplace: Newmilns, Scotland
Other clubs: Newmilns, St. Mirren (1890-92), New Brighton Tower (1898-1900)
Bought from: St Mirren
Signed for LFC: N/A, October 1892
Liverpool debut: 15.10.1892
Last appearance: 12.04.1898
Debut goal: 29.10.1892
Last goal: 01.01.1898
Contract expiry: August 1898
Win ratio: 51.81% W: 86 D: 31 L: 49
Honours: Lancashire league 1892/93; Second Division 1893/94, 1895/96
LFC league games/goals: 124 / 5
Total LFC games/goals: 166 / 7

Player profile

McCartney was a tough-tackling half-back who was a member of the team that won the Lancashire league and the Second Division in the club's first two seasons. McCartney missed a number of matches in the 1895/96 season as Liverpool again won the second division title but played in all four of the Test matches as the club regained its first division status. When Liverpool played their first game under the management of Tom Watson and made their debut in red shirts and white pants McCartney was still going strong and one of only few players who had also featured for the club in 1892. The Cricket and Football Field were though of the opinion. as reported in September 1896, that McCartney's play was a bit too rough for their liking: "John McCartney still vexes his own committee by resorting to those tactics which have previously brought the club into bad repute." McCartney was though the victim of rough treatment on 21 November 1896 when Alf Milward kicked him deliberately in the Merseyside derby and was sent off. Milward later apologised but pleaded that he had been provoked by the tough Scotsman.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals124190023166
1892-1893 03001821
1893-1894 17100119
1894-1895 28300031
1895-1896 22200428
1896-1897 30500035
1897-1898 27500032

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
9Nottingham Forest
9WBA
8Derby
7Wolves
6Bolton Wanderers
6Everton
6Sheffield United
6Stoke City
6Sunderland
6Aston Villa
6Blackburn Rovers
6Sheffield Wednesday
4Birmingham City
4Burnley
4Manchester United
4Newcastle United
4Bury
4Preston North End
4Rotherham Town
3Northwich Vict.
3Manchester City
3Lincoln City
3Arsenal
3Port Vale
3Grimsby Town
3Crewe
3Burton Swifts
2Burton Wanderers
2Darwen
2Fairfield
2Southport
2Notts County
2Barnsley
2Blackpool
2Fleetwood Rangers
2Heywood Central
2Loughborough
2Nelson
2South Shore
1West Manchester
1Rossendale
1Hucknall St Johns
1Newtown
1Nantwich
1Higher Walton
1Leicester City
1Walsall
1Millwall
TotalCompetition
124League
19FA Cup
18Lancashire League
5Test Match

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals510017
1892-1893 010001
1893-1894 100001
1894-1895 000000
1895-1896 100012
1896-1897 100001
1897-1898 200002

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
5League
1FA Cup
1Test Match
TotalOpen play/Penalty
7Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
115.10.1892NantwichNantwich RoadFA Cup
5020.10.1894StokeAnfieldLeague
10001.09.1896The WednesdayOlive GroveLeague
15025.12.1897Bolton WanderersBurnden ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
1029.10.1892NewtownAnfieldFA Cup

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1892-1893 * Defender
1893-1894 * Defender
1894-1895 * Defender
1895-1896 * Defender
1896-1897 * Defender
1897-1898 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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