Player profile

Jimmy Payne

Birthdate: 10 March 1926
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Bootle ATC, Everton (1956-57)
Bought from: Bootle ATC
Signed for LFC: Joined May 1942 - Professional 02.11.1944
Liverpool debut: 11.09.1948
Last appearance: 22.02.1956
Debut goal: 09.10.1948
Last goal: 28.01.1956
Contract expiry: 18.04.1956
Win ratio: 35.8% W: 87 D: 70 L: 86
Games/goals ratio: 5.65
LFC league games/goals: 222 / 38
Total LFC games/goals: 243 / 43

Player profile

Dubbed the "Merseyside Matthews" Payne was a tricky, diminutive right-winger beating man after man for fun, although he did spend part of the 1951/52 season at inside-left, a position he was not really suited to. Payne, who supported Everton as a kid, made his debut for Liverpool against Bolton Wanderers at Anfield on 11 September 1948, having joined the club six years earlier. After the title win in 1947, Liverpool’s fortunes gradually declined and they were relegated to the Second Division at the end of the 1953/54 season. Payne struggled with injuries in the latter part of his career, lost his form and the Liverpool crowd seemed to turn against him. He eventually signed for Everton in April 1956 but due to injuries his spell there was a brief one, playing only six games and scoring two goals. He retired from the game before his thirtieth birthday.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals22221000243
1948-1949 35300038
1949-1950 31700038
1950-1951 38100039
1951-1952 35300038
1952-1953 33000033
1953-1954 17100018
1954-1955 17100018
1955-1956 16500021

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
14Middlesbrough
12Newcastle United
12Bolton Wanderers
11Blackpool
11Manchester United
10Portsmouth
10Aston Villa
9Manchester City
9Wolves
9Arsenal
8Burnley
8Chelsea
8Charlton Athletic
8Huddersfield Town
8Sunderland
8Stoke City
8Derby
7Fulham
7WBA
6Birmingham City
6Tottenham
6Everton
5Preston North End
4Sheffield Wednesday
3Notts County
3West Ham United
2Nottingham Forest
2Blackburn Rovers
2Leeds United
2Plymouth Argyle
2Hull City
2Scunthorpe United
2Ipswich Town
2Port Vale
1Stockport County
1Doncaster Rovers
1Barnsley
1Exeter City
1Workington
1Accrington Stanley
1Bristol Rovers
1Lincoln City
1Sheffield United
1Cardiff City
1Bristol City
1Swansea City
1Luton Town
1Norwich City
1Rotherham United
1Bury
1Leicester City
TotalCompetition
222League
21FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals38500043
1948-1949 310004
1949-1950 520007
1950-1951 600006
1951-1952 9100010
1952-1953 800008
1953-1954 300003
1954-1955 200002
1955-1956 210003

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
38League
5FA Cup
TotalOpen play/Penalty
43Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
111.09.1948Bolton WanderersAnfieldLeague
5022.10.1949Newcastle UnitedAnfieldLeague
10027.01.1951Charlton AthleticThe ValleyLeague
15012.04.1952Manchester UnitedOld TraffordLeague
20005.12.1953BlackpoolAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
18709.10.1948ChelseaAnfieldLeague

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Related Quotes

"I have a confession to make. My ambition as a schoolboy was that one day I might be good enough to play for Everton! Please don’t hold it against me. I was very young at the time. Seriously it would have been nearly as big an honour to play for Everton as for Liverpool, but I’m glad now that the fates decreed that I should land at Anfield. Liverpool is a grand club, and our players are the finest lot of chaps you could meet anywhere.

Nothing so far has given me greater thrill that when I first appeared in the senior side early last season, and to have been a member of the team which went nineteen games without defeat this campaign is an honour I shall remember all my days."

Jimmy Payne in 1950

The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1948-1949 * Midfielder
1949-1950 * Midfielder
1950-1951 * Midfielder
1951-1952 * Midfielder
1952-1953 * Midfielder
1953-1954 * Midfielder
1954-1955 * Midfielder
1955-1956 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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