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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
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