Player profile

David McMullan

Birthdate: 1901
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Other clubs: Forth River, Distillery (1921-25), New York Giants (1928), Belfast Celtic , Distillery (2 / 1928-29), Exeter City (1929-30)
Bought from: Distillery
Signed for LFC: October 1925
International debut: 24.10.1925 vs. England
International caps: 3/0 - 26.02.1927
Liverpool debut: 17.10.1925
Last appearance: 05.05.1928
Contract expiry: July 1928
Win ratio: 40% W: 14 D: 8 L: 13
LFC league games/goals: 31 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 35 / 0

Player profile

McMullan made his debut in a home match against Manchester City on 17 October 1925. He made ten first division appearances that season as the club finished in seventh place and also made the team for the three FA Cup ties Liverpool were involved in that year. He was only called on twice the following season, both times to cover for left-half Tom Bromilow. Although McMullan had a decent run of 14 consecutive League games in 1927/28, his place in the side was eventually taken by Tom Morrison. The Belfast boy made an audacious move to New York in the summer of 1928. Bee, the Liverpool Echo reporter, contacted an American agent and told him McMullan could prove a useful forward: "McMullan consulted me about a football job. He could get none. No one wanted him, apparently. Here was a man out of work; a married man with a family. He could get no situation in England. I worked to give him a berth of some kind." On 28 July McMullan left Liverpool on the White Star liner Celtic heading for New York accompanied by George Moorhouse, the manager of the New York Giants and former Everton player C. E. Glover and former Liverpool forward Chris Harrington who had also signed for the Giants. McMullan wrote to Bee in October very pleased with his new adventure in New York: "Just a line about the football over here. You would be surprised if you saw the game they play over here. It is good and fast, but I think it is the small grounds that make it so fast, and, of course, they have as much grass as one of my old chums at Anfield has hair!"

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals31400035
1925-1926 10300013
1926-1927 200002
1927-1928 19100020

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
3West Ham United
3Leicester City
2Arsenal
2Aston Villa
2Cardiff City
2Sheffield United
2Manchester United
2Southampton
2Newcastle United
2Sheffield Wednesday
1Tottenham
1Darlington
1Bury
1Manchester City
1Blackburn Rovers
1Middlesbrough
1Portsmouth
1Sunderland
1Huddersfield Town
1Everton
1Birmingham City
1Fulham
1Burnley
TotalCompetition
31League
4FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
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1925-1926 000000
1926-1927 000000
1927-1928 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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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
117.10.1925Manchester CityAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1925-1926 * Defender
1926-1927 * Defender
1927-1928 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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