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Archie McPherson

Archie McPherson

Birthdate: 10 February 1910
Birthplace: Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Date of death: 1969
Other clubs: Alva Albion Rovers, Rangers (1928-29), East Stirlingshire (loan 1928-29), Sheffield United (1934-37), Falkirk (1937-38), East Fife (1938-39), Dundee United (1939), Bathgate (1940)
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: 20.12.1934
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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 130 3 0 0 0 133
1929-1930 25 1 0 0 0 26
1930-1931 42 1 0 0 0 43
1931-1932 28 1 0 0 0 29
1932-1933 24 0 0 0 0 24
1933-1934 9 0 0 0 0 9
1934-1935 2 0 0 0 0 2

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

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 18 1 0 0 0 19
1929-1930 5 1 0 0 0 6
1930-1931 10 0 0 0 0 10
1931-1932 2 0 0 0 0 2
1932-1933 1 0 0 0 0 1
1933-1934 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934-1935 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
18 League
1 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
19 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 23.11.1929 Leeds United Anfield League
50 10.01.1931 Birmingham Anfield FA Cup
100 17.09.1932 Middlesbrough Ayresome Park League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 53 21.12.1929 Arsenal Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Alva Albion Rovers Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
East Stirlingshire 1928-1929 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rangers 1929-1930 Scotland Division 1 6 2 6 2
Sheffield United 1934-1935 England Second Division 22 1 24 1
Sheffield United 1935-1936 England Second Division 25 0 32 0
Sheffield United 1936-1937 England Second Division 10 0 11 0
Falkirk 1937-1938 Scotland Division 1 30 1 30 1
Falkirk 1938-1939 Scotland Division 1 12 1 12 1
East Fife 1938-1939 Scotland Division 2 9 0 9 0
Dundee United 1939 Scotland Division 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bathgate 1940 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 114 5 124 5
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