Player profile

Bobby Murdoch

Bobby Murdoch

Birthdate: 25 January 1936
Birthplace: Garston, Liverpool, England
Other clubs: South Liverpool (1952-53), Bolton Wanderers (1953-55), Barrow (1959-60), Stockport County (1960-62), Carlisle United (1962), Southport (1962-63), Wigan Athletic (1963-65), South Liverpool (2)
Bought from: Bolton Wanderers
Signed for LFC: Joined 11.05.1955 - Professional 09.05.1957
Liverpool debut: 26.12.1957
Last appearance: 14.02.1959
Debut goal: 08.02.1958
Last goal: 07.04.1958
Contract expiry: 02.09.1959
Win ratio: 52.63% W:10 D:5 L:4
Games/goals ratio: 2.71
LFC league games/goals: 17 / 5
Total LFC games/goals: 19 / 7

Player profile

Forward who averaged one goal in every three games throughout his career. Murdoch was a local boy who signed professional forms for his hometown club in May 1957 after joining as an amateur on 11 May 1955. He played in 15 of the last 18 League matches of the 1957/58 season, scoring five times, but was only called on twice more the following season. He also played twice for Liverpool in the FA Cup, scoring on both occasions; the only goal of the fifth round tie at Scunthorpe United on 15 February 1958 and the club’s consolation goal in a 2-1 sixth round defeat at Ewood Park, Blackburn two weeks later. Murdoch became a player for South Liverpool in 1965 and the club's player-manager in 1971, remaining at Holly Park until 1976.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 17 2 0 0 0 19
1957-1958 15 2 0 0 0 17
1958-1959 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Cardiff City
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 Grimsby Town
1 Notts County
1 West Ham United
1 Doncaster Rovers
1 Barnsley
1 Sheffield United
1 Scunthorpe United
1 Derby
1 Swansea City
1 Stoke City
1 Lincoln City
1 Ipswich Town
1 Bristol Rovers
1 Charlton Athletic
Total Competition
17 League
2 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 2 0 0 0 7
1957-1958 5 2 0 0 0 7
1958-1959 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
5 League
2 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
1 16-30 minutes
2 61-75 minutes
2 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
7 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 26.12.1957 Grimsby Town Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 72 08.02.1958 Charlton Athletic Anfield League
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