Player profile

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

1903-1904 18000018
1904-1905 21200023
1905-1906 9100111
1906-1907 9400013
1907-1908 8200010
1908-1909 17100018
1909-1910 31100032
1910-1911 33200035
1911-1912 24200026
1912-1913 24200026
1913-1914 520007

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

12Sheffield Wednesday
10Bolton Wanderers
10Notts County
10Blackburn Rovers
10Aston Villa
9Bristol City
9Sheffield United
9Manchester United
9Bradford City
8Newcastle United
7Nottingham Forest
7Manchester City
6Preston North End
4Oldham Athletic
3Birmingham City
3Gainsborough Trinity
3Stoke City
2Grimsby Town
2Port Vale
2Leicester City
1Glossop North End
1Lincoln City
1Brighton & Hove Albion

Wartime Appearances / Goals

No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

103.10.1903BirminghamMuntz StreetLeague
5016.04.1906Bolton WanderersBurnden ParkLeague
10023.10.1909The WednesdayAnfieldLeague
15004.02.1911EvertonGoodison ParkFA Cup
20004.01.1913Bradford CityAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

11603.10.1903BirminghamMuntz StreetLeague
505724.10.1908Notts CountyTrent BridgeLeague
1008327.02.1911Newcastle UnitedAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1903-1904 * Striker
1904-1905 * Striker
1905-1906 * Striker
1906-1907 * Striker
1907-1908 * Striker
1908-1909 * Striker
1909-1910 * Striker
1910-1911 * Striker
1911-1912 * Striker
1912-1913 * Striker
1913-1914 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.