Player profile

Bob Priday

Bob Priday

Birthdate: 29 March 1925
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Date of death: 30 September 1998
Other clubs: Cape Town City, Blackburn Rovers (1949-51), Clitheroe (1951-52), Northwich Victoria (1952), Accrington Stanley (1952-53), Rochdale (1953)
Bought from: Cape Town City
Signed for LFC: 28.11.1945
Liverpool debut: 05.01.1946
Last appearance: 05.03.1949
Debut goal: 17.05.1947
Last goal: 10.01.1948
Contract expiry: March 1949
Win ratio: 37.5% W:15 D:10 L:15
Games/goals ratio: 6.67
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 0
Wartime games/goals: 12 / 4
LFC league games/goals: 34 / 5
Total LFC games/goals: 40 / 6

Player profile

The South African was a useful winger, who played on both flanks. His signing took place on the liner Capetown Castle at Southampton docks after arriving from Cape Town. He made four appearances in the 1946 FA Cup competition but the nine games he was selected for when the national leagues resumed in 1946/47 were not quite enough to qualify him for a League Championship medal. However, he made an important impact at the end of that marathon season that turned out to be absolutely priceless. A second-half strike earned a point at Brentford on 17 May 1947 and in the next game he contributed to a late winner that saw off Arsenal.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 34 6 0 0 0 40
1945-1946 0 4 0 0 0 4
1946-1947 9 0 0 0 0 9
1947-1948 21 2 0 0 0 23
1948-1949 4 0 0 0 0 4

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Charlton Athletic
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 Arsenal
2 Wolves
2 Chester City
2 Burnley
2 Aston Villa
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Sheffield United
2 Middlesbrough
2 Stoke City
2 Manchester United
2 Preston North End
2 Chelsea
1 Blackpool
1 Manchester City
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Everton
1 Sunderland
1 Derby
1 Brentford
1 Grimsby Town
Total Competition
34 League
6 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 1 0 0 0 6
1945-1946 0 0 0 0 0 0
1946-1947 1 0 0 0 0 1
1947-1948 4 1 0 0 0 5
1948-1949 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
5 League
1 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
3 1-15 minutes
1 16-30 minutes
1 61-75 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
6 Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

Season Appearances Goals
1945-1946 12 4

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 05.01.1946 Chester Sealand Road FA Cup

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 72 17.05.1947 Brentford Griffin Park League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Cape Town City South Africa N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blackburn Rovers 1948-1949 England Second Division 13 0 13 0
Blackburn Rovers 1949-1950 England Second Division 18 5 19 5
Blackburn Rovers 1950-1951 England Second Division 16 5 16 5
Northwich Vict. 1952 England Cheshire County League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Accrington Stanley 1952-1953 England Third Division North 5 0 5 0
Rochdale 1953-1954 England Third Division North 5 1 5 1
Total 57 11 58 11
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