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Syd Roberts

Syd Roberts

Birthdate: March 1911
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Shrewsbury Town (1937-38), Chester (1938-39); Northfleet United (wartime guest)
Bought from: Bootle JOC (youth)
Signed for LFC: July 1928
Liverpool debut: 23.04.1932
Last appearance: 02.09.1936
Debut goal: 08.10.1932
Last goal: 12.01.1935
Contract expiry: August 1937
Win ratio: 37.1% W:23 D:16 L:23
Games/goals ratio: 4.77
LFC league games/goals: 58 / 10
Total LFC games/goals: 62 / 13

Player profile

Roberts joined Liverpool after growing up at Bootle Junior Ordnance Corps. Although Roberts was part of Liverpool's squad for six different seasons, he only played in 58 League matches for the club and a large number of those, 25, came in 1932/33. He was mostly used as an inside-forward on both the left and right flank. He had been a regular when he got seriously injured in a cup-tie against Tranmere at the end of January 1934 and didn't return to action until in December that year. At the end of the 1934/35 season he had to undergo an operation on his left knee for cartilage trouble and only featured in eight games during his last two years at Liverpool.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 58 4 0 0 0 62
1931-1932 1 0 0 0 0 1
1932-1933 25 0 0 0 0 25
1933-1934 13 2 0 0 0 15
1934-1935 11 2 0 0 0 13
1935-1936 6 0 0 0 0 6
1936-1937 2 0 0 0 0 2

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Total Opponent
6 Portsmouth
5 Sheffield Wednesday
4 Middlesbrough
4 Leeds United
4 Blackburn Rovers
3 WBA
3 Arsenal
3 Birmingham City
3 Huddersfield Town
3 Derby
3 Stoke City
3 Sunderland
2 Aston Villa
2 Blackpool
2 Leicester City
1 Manchester City
1 Tottenham
1 Brentford
1 Tranmere Rovers
1 Yeovil Town
1 Sheffield United
1 Newcastle United
1 Preston North End
1 Fulham
1 Everton
1 Wolves
1 Bolton Wanderers
Total Competition
58 League
4 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 10 3 0 0 0 13
1931-1932 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932-1933 6 0 0 0 0 6
1933-1934 3 1 0 0 0 4
1934-1935 1 2 0 0 0 3
1935-1936 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936-1937 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
10 League
3 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
13 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 23.04.1932 Portsmouth Anfield League
50 26.01.1935 Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park FA Cup

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 47 08.10.1932 Leicester City Filbert Street League
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