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Frank Mitchell

Frank Mitchell

Birthdate: 25 May 1890
Birthplace: Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland
Other clubs: Milngavie Allander, Maryhill, Motherwell (1911-13), Everton (1913-21), Tranmere Rovers (1923-25), Blue Circle Cement (1925-26)
Bought from: Everton
Signed for LFC: £1,250, 04.02.1921
Liverpool debut: 09.02.1921
Last appearance: 10.12.1921
Contract expiry: June 1923
Win ratio: 44.44% W:8 D:7 L:3
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 18 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 18 / 0

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Goalkeeper Mitchell was never likely to displace the great Elisha Scott nor Scottish international Kenneth Campbell, but the former Everton player did enjoy a run of 15 consecutive first division matches in the second half of the 1920/21 season, only being on the losing side three times. He figured on just three more occasions, the only games that Scott missed in the 1921/22 season. In 1921 the Derby Daily Telegraph said Mitchell was "quite a dapper figure... this canny Scot from Elgin. The Anfield club think the world of him, and rightly so, for he has a glorious knack of anticipation, and gets to shots in wonderful style." Mitchell broke his wrist playing for the reserves on 20 January 1923 against Port Vale and joined his third Merseyside team, Tranmere Rovers, in the summer. The Liverpool Echo reported in March 1920 that the Scottish amateur international was "the only goalkeeper of the day to play in spectacles."

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 18 0 0 0 0 18
1920-1921 15 0 0 0 0 15
1921-1922 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Tottenham
2 Bradford City
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 Bolton Wanderers
2 Middlesbrough
2 Derby
2 Aston Villa
2 Huddersfield Town
1 Manchester United
Total Competition
18 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 09.02.1921 Manchester United Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Milngavie Alexander Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Maryhill Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Motherwell 1911-1912 Scotland Division 1 2 0 2 0
Motherwell 1912-1913 Scotland Division 1 3 0 3 0
Everton 1913-1914 England First Division 13 0 13 0
Everton 1914-1915 England First Division 2 0 3 0
Everton 1919-1920 England First Division 8 0 8 0
Tranmere Rovers 1923-1924 England Third Division North 41 0 45 0
Tranmere Rovers 1924-1925 England Third Division North 14 0 18 0
Blue Circle Cement 1925-1926 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 83 0 92 0
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