Player profile

Malcolm McVean

Birthdate: 7 March 1871
Birthplace: Jamestown, Scotland
Date of death: June 1907
Other clubs: Vale of Leven, Third Lanark (1889-92), Burnley (1897), Dundee (1897-98), Bedminster (1898-99)
Bought from: Third Lanark
Signed for LFC: N/A, July 1892
Liverpool debut: 03.09.1892
Last appearance: 04.03.1897
Debut goal: 03.09.1892
Last goal: 13.02.1897
Contract expiry: 19.03.1897
Win ratio: 59.52% W: 75 D: 23 L: 28
Games/goals ratio: 2.93
Honours: Lancashire league 1892/93; Second Division 1893/94, 1895/96
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 89 / 26
Total LFC games/goals: 126 / 43

Player profile

McVean holds the honour of scoring Liverpool's first-ever goal in League football during the second half of their second division fixture at Middlesbrough Ironopolis on 2 September 1893. After scoring ten goals in 21 games in the Lancashire league McVean scored nine times in the club's inaugural Football League season but he only managed five the following year as the team struggled to cope with a higher standard of football in the First Division. The inside-right, who was said to be a "good shot and rare dodger," remained at Anfield for a further two years, during which he won another second division championship medal in 1896 and helped his side establish itself in the First Division. After five years at Liverpool the 26-year-old left for first division Burnley in March 1897 along with teammate Jimmy Ross but unfortunately for them Burnley got relegated in the spring. McVean had begun an apprenticeship in Scotland as a shipyard boilermaker when Liverpool signed him from Third Lanark and when he hung up his boots he went back to work in the shipyards. McVean died in Bonhill, Alexandra in June 1907, only 36 years of age. The Dundee Courier reported: "McVean was of a sociable disposition, and being gifted with a rare fund of dry humour, was a most interesting companion."

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals89110026126
1892-1893 03002124
1893-1894 22300126
1894-1895 20300124
1895-1896 24000327
1896-1897 23200025

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
6Birmingham City
5WBA
5Grimsby Town
5Bury
5Nottingham Forest
4Everton
4Preston North End
4Derby
4Port Vale
4Crewe
4Bolton Wanderers
4Blackburn Rovers
3Arsenal
3Burton Swifts
3Notts County
3Sunderland
3Lincoln City
3Rotherham United
3Wolves
3Manchester City
3Northwich Vict.
2Fleetwood Rangers
2Fairfield
2Higher Walton
2Loughborough Town
2Middlesbrough I.
2Nelson
2South Shore
2West Manchester
2Rossendale
2Sheffield United
2Blackpool
2Walsall
2Newcastle United
2Aston Villa
2Barnsley
2Burton Wanderers
2Southport
2Sheffield Wednesday
2Burnley
1Leicester City
1Darwen
1Stoke City
1Manchester United
1Newtown
1Nantwich
1Heywood Central
TotalCompetition
89League
21Lancashire League
11FA Cup
5Test Match

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals266001143
1892-1893 02001012
1893-1894 9100010
1894-1895 520007
1895-1896 700018
1896-1897 510006

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
26League
10Lancashire League
6FA Cup
1Test Match
TotalOpen play/Penalty
43Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
103.09.1892Higher WaltonAnfieldOther
5028.04.1894Newton HeathEwood ParkOther
10020.04.1896Small HeathCoventry RoadOther

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
1003.09.1892Higher WaltonAnfieldOther

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1892-1893 * Striker
1893-1894 * Striker
1894-1895 * Striker
1895-1896 * Striker
1896-1897 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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