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Jimmy McDougall

Jimmy McDougall

Birthdate: 23 January 1904
Birthplace: Port Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death: 1984
Other clubs: Port Glasgow Athletic Juniors, Partick Thistle (1925-28), South Liverpool (1938-39)
Bought from: Partick Thistle
Signed for LFC: 26.04.1928
International debut: 16.05.1931 vs. Austria
International caps: 2/0 - 20.05.1931
Liverpool debut: 25.08.1928
Last appearance: 15.01.1938
Debut goal: 01.09.1928
Last goal: 09.11.1935
Contract expiry: May 1938
Win ratio: 38.48% W:137 D:80 L:139
LFC league games/goals: 338 / 12
Total LFC games/goals: 356 / 12

Player profile

Scotsman Jimmy McDougall made his name as an inside-left with Partick Thistle and scored 21 goals in 36 league and cup matches in his last season prior to his move to Liverpool. He was moved to half-back late on in his debut season and that is where he featured for the rest of his Liverpool career. He was a reliable and uncomplicated defender, a player of great calmness and assurance. He made his debut against Bury on 25 August 1928 which was the premiere of the roofed Kop bringing the maximum capacity of the ground close to 60,000. McDougall became a fixture in the Liverpool side for a decade from 1928 until 1938, a period when he averaged over 35 games a season. It was a great shame that such loyal service to one club coincided with one of the leanest periods in Liverpool's history.

McDougall arrived on Merseyside five years after the club's fourth League Championship success, a trophy which would not return to Anfield until nineteen years later. The furthest Liverpool got in the FA Cup during McDougall's ten-year stay was the quarter-final in 1932 and the highest League position was fifth in his first season. McDougall had the honour of being made captain of his country, one of a select band of men to have achieved that while a Liverpool player. He stayed in the Merseyside area once he had made his farewell appearance for the club and played for a while at South Liverpool as well as coaching their youth team. McDougall scored 12 times for Liverpool in the First Division but eight of those came when he was playing up front before he was moved back into the defence. Perhaps not surprisingly after eight goals in 25 League games, he only managed another four in his next 313! Following Liverpool's game against Aston Villa at Anfield on 15 October 1938 McDougall was presented with a £650 cheque for "his loyalty and fine service as a player." McDougall is a member of Liverpool FC's Official Hall of Fame.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 338 18 0 0 0 356
1928-1929 36 3 0 0 0 39
1929-1930 34 1 0 0 0 35
1930-1931 40 0 0 0 0 40
1931-1932 39 4 0 0 0 43
1932-1933 25 1 0 0 0 26
1933-1934 32 4 0 0 0 36
1934-1935 38 2 0 0 0 40
1935-1936 38 2 0 0 0 40
1936-1937 39 1 0 0 0 40
1937-1938 17 0 0 0 0 17

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
18 Manchester City
17 Arsenal
17 Portsmouth
17 Derby
16 Sunderland
16 Middlesbrough
16 Birmingham City
16 Everton
15 Sheffield Wednesday
15 Bolton Wanderers
15 Aston Villa
14 Huddersfield Town
14 Leeds United
14 Blackburn Rovers
14 Chelsea
13 Grimsby Town
12 Leicester City
12 WBA
10 Sheffield United
8 Newcastle United
8 West Ham United
8 Wolves
7 Manchester United
6 Preston North End
5 Stoke City
5 Brentford
5 Blackpool
4 Tottenham
4 Charlton Athletic
3 Burnley
2 Fulham
2 Cardiff City
2 Bury
1 Norwich City
1 Swansea City
1 Bristol City
1 Tranmere Rovers
1 Chesterfield
1 Yeovil Town
Total Competition
338 League
18 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 12 0 0 0 0 12
1928-1929 8 0 0 0 0 8
1929-1930 1 0 0 0 0 1
1930-1931 1 0 0 0 0 1
1931-1932 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932-1933 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933-1934 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934-1935 1 0 0 0 0 1
1935-1936 1 0 0 0 0 1
1936-1937 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937-1938 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
12 League
Total Goal minute period
3 1-15 minutes
2 16-30 minutes
3 31-45 minutes
2 61-75 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
12 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 25.08.1928 Bury Anfield League
50 19.10.1929 Derby Baseball Ground League
100 07.02.1931 Newcastle United Anfield League
150 26.03.1932 Sunderland Anfield League
200 23.12.1933 Newcastle United Anfield League
250 09.03.1935 Preston North End Anfield League
300 29.08.1936 Stoke City Anfield League
350 16.10.1937 Wolves Molineux League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 7 01.09.1928 Aston Villa Villa Park League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Port Glasgow Athletic Juniors N/A N/A N/A N/A
Partick Thistle 1925-1926 Scotland Division 1 11 1 11 1
Partick Thistle 1926-1927 Scotland Division 1 16 3 18 3
Partick Thistle 1927-1928 Scotland Division 1 32 17 36 21
South Liverpool 1938-1939 Lancashire Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 59 21 65 25
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