Player profile

Bob Priday

Birthdate: 29 March 1925
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
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

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals34600040
1945-1946 040004
1946-1947 900009
1947-1948 21200023
1948-1949 400004

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals510006
1945-1946 000000
1946-1947 100001
1947-1948 410005
1948-1949 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
5League
1FA Cup
TotalGoal minute period
31-15 minutes
116-30 minutes
031-45
146-60 minutes
161-75 minutes
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
6Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
1945-1946124

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
105.01.1946Chester Sealand RoadFA Cup

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
17217.05.1947BrentfordGriffin ParkLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1945-1946 * Midfielder
1946-1947 * Midfielder
1947-1948 * Midfielder
1948-1949 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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