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Archie Rawlings

Birthdate: 2 October 1891
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Other clubs: Wombwell, Shirebrook, Darfield United, Shirebrook (2), Barnsley (1911-12), Northampton Town (1912-14), Rochdale (1914-15), Dundee (1919-20), Preston North End (1920-24), Walsall (1926-27), Bradford Park Avenue (1927-28), Southport (1928), Dick Kerr's XI (1928-29), Fleetwood (1929-31), Burton Town (1931-33)
Bought from: Preston North End
Signed for LFC: N/A, March 1924
International debut: 21.05.1921 vs. Belgium
International caps: 1/0
Liverpool debut: 15.03.1924
Last appearance: 10.04.1926
Debut goal: 27.09.1924
Last goal: 19.09.1925
Contract expiry: 24.06.1926
Win ratio: 47.76% W: 32 D: 18 L: 17
Games/goals ratio: 6.7
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 8 / 1
LFC league games/goals: 63 / 8
Total LFC games/goals: 67 / 10

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The Dundee Courier described Rawlings' qualities in June 1920. "Rawling depends largely on his great speed for beating his man, but he possesses a deadly right foot, which is as accurate with centres as it is powerful with shots for the net. Rawlings appears eminently suited for the English game, his height and pace being likely to stand him in good stead." Rawlings had an eventful career before joining Liverpool. He played his only England international in a 2-0 win against Belgium in Brussels in May 1921. He starred in Preston North End's FA Cup run in 1922, scoring one and creating another in the semis against Tottenham. Unfortunately for him Preston lost to Huddersfield Town 1-0 in the final. Tall and powerful winger Rawlings joined champions Liverpool in March 1924, after playing 147 games in four years for struggling first division Preston. Rawlings was brought in to replace the great Billy Lacey who was in his last season at the club. Rawlings made his Liverpool debut in a 0-0 draw against Blackburn on 15 March, the first of 11 consecutive games he was picked for until the end of the season. Liverpool finished a disappointing twelfth. A year later Rawlings only missed two matches and contributed seven useful goals from his wide position as the club improved their League standing by eight places. After playing in ten of the opening 11 games of the 1925/26 season, Rawlings lost his place to Cyril Oxley and only figured twice in the second half of the season.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals63400067
1923-1924 11000011
1924-1925 40400044
1925-1926 12000012

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
6Notts County
5Tottenham
4Leeds United
4Blackburn Rovers
3West Ham United
3Newcastle United
3Bury
3Sunderland
3Everton
3Burnley
3Arsenal
3Birmingham City
2Bolton Wanderers
2WBA
2Aston Villa
2Huddersfield Town
2Cardiff City
2Preston North End
2Nottingham Forest
2Middlesbrough
2Manchester City
1Chelsea
1Bristol City
1Sheffield United
1Southampton
1Manchester United
1Leicester City
TotalCompetition
63League
4FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals8200010
1923-1924 000000
1924-1925 720009
1925-1926 100001

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
8League
2FA Cup
TotalGoal minute period
41-15 minutes
216-30 minutes
131-45 minutes
046-60
161-75 minutes
276-90 minutes
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
10Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
115.03.1924Blackburn RoversAnfieldLeague
5011.04.1925WBAThe HawthornsLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
11027.09.1924Nottingham ForestAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1923-1924 * Midfielder
1924-1925 * Midfielder
1925-1926 * Midfielder
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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