Player profile

Archie McPherson

Birthdate: 10 February 1910
Birthplace: Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Other clubs: Bathgate, Alva Albion Rovers, Rangers (1929), Sheffield United (1934-37), Falkirk (1937-39), East Fife (1939), Dundee United (1939)
Bought from: Rangers
Signed for LFC: 16.11.1929
Liverpool debut: 23.11.1929
Last appearance: 17.11.1934
Debut goal: 21.12.1929
Last goal: 29.10.1932
Contract expiry: 20 December 1934
Win ratio: 34.59% W: 46 D: 36 L: 51
Games/goals ratio: 7
LFC league games/goals: 130 / 18
Total LFC games/goals: 133 / 19

Player profile

McPherson was a Scottish inside-forward who arrived on Merseyside at the end of the 1920's. Bob Clark started the 1929/30 season at inside-left but was replaced after only two games by Henry Race for the next thirteen. McPherson then took over the inside-left position and only missed two matches between his debut on 23 November 1929 and the end of that season, scoring five goals in the process. McPherson was one of two 'ever-presents', the other being Tommy Lucas, in 1930/31 and he contributed ten goals to the season's League total of 86 but only two goals followed a year later when he was restricted to 28 first division appearances. Although he stayed at Anfield for another three seasons, the number of games he played in reduced each time. In his final two campaigns he played more or less at right-half until he made the last of his 133 League and FA Cup appearances for Liverpool in a home match with Leicester City on 17 November 1934.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals1303000133
1929-1930 25100026
1930-1931 42100043
1931-1932 28100029
1932-1933 24000024
1933-1934 900009
1934-1935 200002

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
8Sunderland
8Arsenal
8Sheffield Wednesday
7Birmingham City
7Bolton Wanderers
7Leicester City
7Newcastle United
6Huddersfield Town
6Manchester City
6Blackburn Rovers
6Sheffield United
6Leeds United
5Blackpool
5Middlesbrough
5Derby
5Aston Villa
5Portsmouth
4West Ham United
4Everton
4Grimsby Town
3WBA
3Manchester United
3Chelsea
2Wolves
1Cardiff City
1Stoke City
1Burnley
TotalCompetition
130League
3FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals18100019
1929-1930 510006
1930-1931 10000010
1931-1932 200002
1932-1933 100001
1933-1934 000000
1934-1935 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
18League
1FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
19Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
123.11.1929Leeds UnitedAnfieldLeague
5010.01.1931Birmingham CityAnfieldFA Cup
10017.09.1932MiddlesbroughAyresome ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
15321.12.1929ArsenalAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1929-1930 * Striker
1930-1931 * Striker
1931-1932 * Striker
1932-1933 * Striker
1933-1934 * Striker
1934-1935 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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