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Hugh Morgan

Hugh Morgan

Birthdate: 7 August 1874
Birthplace: Longriggend, Scotland
Date of death: 30 June 1938
Other clubs:Longriggend Wanderers, St. Mirren (1896-98), Blackburn Rovers (1900-03), Dundee (1903-04)
Bought from:St. Mirren
Signed for LFC:£200, 26.03.1898
International debut:19.03.1898 vs. Wales
International caps:2/0 (1/0 as a LFC player) - 08.04.1899
Liverpool debut: 02.04.1898
Last appearance: 24.03.1900
Debut goal: 16.04.1898
Last goal: 13.01.1900
Contract expiry: June 1900
Win ratio: 39.71% W:27 D:14 L:27
Games/goals ratio: 4
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 59 / 14
Total LFC games/goals: 68 / 17

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One week after making his Scotland debut this skilful, little forward joined Liverpool from St. Mirren. He made his debut at Notts County on 2 April 1898 and played in the last four first division fixtures of that season, scoring against Aston Villa. He missed just two League fixtures the following season and was the club’s leading scorer with 13 goals as Liverpool finished runners-up, two points behind champions Aston Villa. He joined first division Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 1900 and as fate would have it made his debut against Liverpool on 1 September 1900 at Anfield, losing 3-0 to the Reds. Blackburn finished ninth that season while Liverpool took the League Championship. Morgan had a successful career at Rovers playing 77 first division games and scoring 18 goals in three years. He returned to his native Scotland in September 1903 when he joined Dundee regarded at the age of 29 as "admittedly on the old side", but the Evening Telegraph concluded that "often do players who have reached his years appear to receive a new lease of life when the company is changed."

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 59 9 0 0 0 68
1897-1898 4 0 0 0 0 4
1898-1899 32 6 0 0 0 38
1899-1900 23 3 0 0 0 26

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Total Opponent
7 WBA
6 Sheffield United
5 Aston Villa
5 Notts County
4 Blackburn Rovers
4 Everton
4 Newcastle United
4 Derby
4 Stoke City
3 Sunderland
3 Bury
3 Preston North End
3 Wolves
3 Nottingham Forest
3 Burnley
3 Sheffield Wednesday
2 Bolton Wanderers
1 Glossop North End
1 Manchester City
Total Competition
59 League
9 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 14 3 0 0 0 17
1897-1898 1 0 0 0 0 1
1898-1899 10 3 0 0 0 13
1899-1900 3 0 0 0 0 3

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Total Competition
14 League
3 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
17 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 02.04.1898 Notts County Trent Bridge League
50 14.10.1899 Bury Gigg Lane League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 44 16.04.1898 Aston Villa Anfield League
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