Player profile

Billy McDevitt

Birthdate: 5 January 1898
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Other clubs: Glentoran, Swansea Town (1920-23), Exeter City (1925-31)
Bought from: Swansea Town
Signed for LFC: 1923
Liverpool debut: 17.11.1923
Last appearance: 18.10.1924
Contract expiry: 22.05.1925
Win ratio: 25% W: 1 D: 1 L: 2
LFC league games/goals: 4 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 4 / 0

Player profile

McDevitt arrived as an inside-forward from Belfast, but was transformed into a centre-half at Liverpool. Three of McDevitt's appearances came in the 1923/24 season when Walter Wadsworth was unavailable. In his fourth and last game McDevitt was a centre-forward in a 4-1 home win over Sheffield United on 18 October 1924 when all four of Liverpool's goals were scored by Dick Forshaw. When Forshaw headed his fourth he crashed through United's Milton and McDevitt, who both had to be carried off the park semi-conscious. McDevitt sported a nasty cut above his eye. He joined Exeter City for a club transfer record in 1925, and was appointed the club's manager four years later. He kept on playing for the club until the 1930/31 season and served them as manager until 1935. He was said to be one of the most popular players ever associated with the club and took Exeter to second place in Third Division South in the 1932/33 season, just missing out of promotion, the best achievement in its history. McDevitt headed back to his hometown, Belfast, to take over as manager of Distillery in February 1938.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals400004
1923-1924 300003
1924-1925 100001

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TotalOpponent
2Aston Villa
1Arsenal
1Sheffield United
TotalCompetition
4League

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
117.11.1923Aston VillaVilla ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

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The player was in the squad the following season

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

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