Player profile

Richard Morris

Birthdate: 1879
Birthplace: Newtown, Wales
Other clubs: Newtown (1900-02), Druids (1902), Leeds City (1905-06), Grimsby Town (1906-07), Plymouth Argyle (1907-08), Reading (1908-09), Huddersfield Town (1909-10)
Bought from: Druids
Signed for LFC: 24.03.1902
International debut: 22.02.1902 vs. Ireland
International caps: 6/1 (1/0 at LFC) - 11.04.1908
Liverpool debut: 19.04.1902
Last appearance: 21.04.1905
Debut goal: 10.10.1903
Last goal: 17.09.1904
Contract expiry: July 1905
Win ratio: 38.46% W: 15 D: 9 L: 15
Games/goals ratio: 7.8
LFC league games/goals: 38 / 5
Total LFC games/goals: 39 / 5

Player profile

Inside-left Morris was one of the first Newtown natives to volunteer his services at the front of the Boer War, fighting for South Wales Borderers. In August 1902 his former teammates at Newtown sent him a gold medal and watch chain as "a token of esteem and regret at his leaving their district." Although Morris only scored five times in his 38 League appearances for Liverpool, two of them earned a draw in the Merseyside derby in October 1903. Morris was often criticized for wasting good scoring opportunities, but he was "one of the trickiest players who ever kicked a ball. He is too clever, too fond of arguing I believe is the expression now current," noted the joint Everton/Liverpool programme in 1904. He was furthermore described as a "tireless runner and top speed dribbler." Liverpool had excellent forwards on their books restricting Morris to only seven games in the 1904/05 season so he headed to second division Leeds City in the summer of 1905.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals38100039
1901-1902 300003
1902-1903 11000011
1903-1904 17100018
1904-1905 700007

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
3Stoke City
3Sunderland
3Bury
3WBA
3Notts County
2Grimsby Town
2Birmingham City
2Sheffield Wednesday
2Blackburn Rovers
2Everton
2Lincoln City
2Derby
1Sheffield United
1Aston Villa
1Newcastle United
1Manchester City
1Wolves
1Leicester City
1Nottingham Forest
1Doncaster Rovers
1Bradford City
1Chesterfield
TotalCompetition
38League
1FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals500005
1901-1902 000000
1902-1903 000000
1903-1904 400004
1904-1905 100001

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
5League
TotalOpen play/Penalty
5Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
119.04.1902BuryAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
1010.10.1903EvertonAnfieldLeague

Related Articles

Letter from the front

Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-Wales Advertiser on 3 November 3 1900.More

Enthusiastic send-off from Newtown

Published in the Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-Wales Advertiser on 27 January 1900.More

Morris departs for Leeds City

From the Liverpool Daily Post on 9 May 1905.More

Arriving at the front

A letter to his sister in June 1900 from the front.More

Related Quotes

The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1901-1902 * Striker
1902-1903 * Striker
1903-1904 * Striker
1904-1905 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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