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David McMullan

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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 31 4 0 0 0 35
1925-1926 10 3 0 0 0 13
1926-1927 2 0 0 0 0 2
1927-1928 19 1 0 0 0 20

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 17.10.1925 Manchester City Anfield League
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