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Jack Parkinson

Jack Parkinson

Birthdate: 21 September 1883
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Date of death: 13 September 1942
Other clubs: Hertford Albion (1898-1900), Valkyrie (1900-01), Bury (1914-15)
Signed for LFC: Amateur 1901 - Professional 04.10.1902
International debut: 14.03.1910 vs. Wales
International caps: 2/0 - 02.04.1910
Liverpool debut: 03.10.1903
Last appearance: 14.02.1914
Debut goal: 03.10.1903
Last goal: 03.01.1914
Contract expiry: 21.08.1914
Win ratio: 50.23% W:110 D:31 L:78
Games/goals ratio: 1.71
Honours: Second Division 1904/05; First Division top scorer 1909/10
LFC league games/goals: 199 / 123
Total LFC games/goals: 219 / 128

Player profile

Parkinson was a prolific goalscorer and tremendously quick, winning a total of 20 titles in various sprinting competitions. He was given his debut in October 1903, when he had a run of 17 consecutive League matches, in which he scored six times. The following season he netted 20 times from just 21 games in the Second Division. Unfortunately Parkinson broke his wrist in Liverpool’s opening game in the 1905/06 season but returned in mid-March to contribute seven goals to Reds' victorious League campaign. Parkinson's career continued to be curtailed by injuries but despite his difficulties his goals-per-game ratio remained exceptional with the exception of the 1908/09 season when he only scored four in 18 games.

Twenty-six-year-old Parkinson started the 1909/10 season with a bang and scored 11 goals in his first seven games including a hat-trick against Nottingham Forest, one goal in a 3-2 victory over Everton and a brace in a 3-2 win against Manchester United. The writer in the club's programme from 13 November 1910 was excited with his progress: "The Bootle youth has improved beyond measure this season. Here again we are delighted to see the wholesome leaven of intelligence permeating his movements and some of his passes to the wing men are decidedly clever. He has also demonstrated a fondness for baffling the custodian with well-placed shots, and not relying entirely on force to gain goals." Parkinson continued to terrorise defences and in April 1910 he celebrated finishing the top-scorer of the First Division as well as becoming the first Liverpool player since Sam Raybould in 1902/03 to score 30 goals in a season. Parkinson's progress was also finally recognised by the England selectors as he made his international debut on 14 March 1910 against Wales. He scored another 43 in the top division over the next three seasons. By 1913/14 he could no longer be sure of his place in the side and signed for second division Bury in August 1914.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 199 19 0 0 1 219
1903-1904 18 0 0 0 0 18
1904-1905 21 2 0 0 0 23
1905-1906 9 1 0 0 1 11
1906-1907 9 4 0 0 0 13
1907-1908 8 2 0 0 0 10
1908-1909 17 1 0 0 0 18
1909-1910 31 1 0 0 0 32
1910-1911 33 2 0 0 0 35
1911-1912 24 2 0 0 0 26
1912-1913 24 2 0 0 0 26
1913-1914 5 2 0 0 0 7

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
15 Everton
12 Sheffield Wednesday
11 Arsenal
10 Bolton Wanderers
10 Notts County
10 Blackburn Rovers
10 Aston Villa
9 Sunderland
9 Bristol City
9 Sheffield United
9 Middlesbrough
9 Manchester United
9 Bradford City
8 Newcastle United
7 Nottingham Forest
7 Manchester City
6 Tottenham
6 Bury
6 Preston North End
4 Chelsea
4 Oldham Athletic
4 Derby
4 WBA
3 Birmingham City
3 Gainsborough Trinity
3 Barnsley
3 Stoke City
3 Wolves
2 Blackpool
2 Grimsby Town
2 Port Vale
2 Burnley
2 Leicester City
1 Fulham
1 Glossop North End
1 Corinthians
1 Leyton
1 Lincoln City
1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Total Competition
199 League
19 FA Cup
1 Sheriff of London Charity Shield

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 123 5 0 0 0 128
1903-1904 6 0 0 0 0 6
1904-1905 20 1 0 0 0 21
1905-1906 7 0 0 0 0 7
1906-1907 7 0 0 0 0 7
1907-1908 6 1 0 0 0 7
1908-1909 3 1 0 0 0 4
1909-1910 30 0 0 0 0 30
1910-1911 19 1 0 0 0 20
1911-1912 12 1 0 0 0 13
1912-1913 12 0 0 0 0 12
1913-1914 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
123 League
5 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
122 Open play
6 Penalty

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.10.1903 Birmingham Muntz Street League
50 16.04.1906 Bolton Wanderers Burnden Park League
100 23.10.1909 The Wednesday Anfield League
150 04.02.1911 Everton Goodison Park FA Cup
200 04.01.1913 Bradford City Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 16 03.10.1903 Birmingham Muntz Street League
50 57 24.10.1908 Notts County Trent Bridge League
100 83 27.02.1911 Newcastle United Anfield League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Hertford Albion 1898-1900 Bootle and District League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Valkyrie 1900-1901 I. Zingari League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bury 1914-1915 England Second Division 4 3 4 3
Total 4 3 4 3
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