Player profile

Hugh Morgan

Birthdate: 7 August 1874
Birthplace: Longriggend, Scotland
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

Player profile

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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals59900068
1897-1898 400004
1898-1899 32600038
1899-1900 23300026

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals14300017
1897-1898 100001
1898-1899 10300013
1899-1900 300003

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
14League
3FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
17Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
102.04.1898Notts CountyTrent BridgeLeague
5014.10.1899BuryGigg LaneLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
14416.04.1898Aston VillaAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1897-1898 * Striker
1898-1899 * Striker
1899-1900 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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