Player profile

Danny Shone

Birthdate: 22 May 1899
Birthplace: West Derby, England
Other clubs: Earle, Grayson's of Garston, West Ham United (1928-29), Coventry City (1929-30)
Bought from: Grayson's of Garston
Signed for LFC: May 1921
Liverpool debut: 27.08.1921
Last appearance: 19.12.1925
Debut goal: 05.11.1921
Last goal: 10.04.1925
Contract expiry: June 1928
Win ratio: 46.91% W: 38 D: 21 L: 22
Games/goals ratio: 3.12
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 76 / 23
Total LFC games/goals: 81 / 26

Player profile

Shone joined Liverpool from local amateur side Grayson's of Garston, representative of a well-known local shipping company. Shone was officially employed by the firm, but did very little labour as he was more of interest to them as a footballer! Forward Shone made his Liverpool debut on the opening day of the 1921/22 season, a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Sunderland. Billy Matthews replaced him for the next game and scored twice which resulted in Shone having to wait a while to get another chance. Given a run of 11 consecutive games in the middle of the season, Shone scored his debut goal in a 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park and grabbed a hat-trick in 36 minutes against Middlesbrough prompting the Liverpool Echo headline: "The Sun did not shine at Anfield but Shone!" Despite making only two appearances in the second part of the season, he had still made a useful contribution to Liverpool's 1922 League success. But when the title was retained a year later with one of most settled teams in Liverpool's history, Shone was very much an onlooker and only played once all season.

The 1924/25 season was easily Shone's best at Anfield; he played in every one of the 46 League and Cup matches and scored 15 times. The Derby Daily Telegraph reported on his progress in January 1925. "Danny Shone, who registered two goals for Liverpool last week, is one of the most improved players in the Anfield camp. When he originally joined the club from Garston’s he was thought to be a centre forward, but subsequently he deputised at inside left for Harry Chambers, and later, when Forshaw went to centre forward, became an inside right. This is his best position." However, Liverpool had finished a disappointing twelfth. Shone was only picked three times the next season and after playing solely for the reserves for two seasons he agreed a move to London to resurrect his professional career. Shone scored five goals in 12 first division games in his six months' career at the Hammers before departing for third division south's Coventry where he only played nine games during his solitary season.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals76500081
1921-1922 15000015
1922-1923 100001
1923-1924 15100016
1924-1925 42400046
1925-1926 300003

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
6Tottenham
4Notts County
4Arsenal
4Birmingham City
4Middlesbrough
4Sunderland
4Aston Villa
4Newcastle United
4Blackburn Rovers
4West Ham United
4Everton
3Nottingham Forest
3Bury
3Huddersfield Town
3Leeds United
3Sheffield United
3Burnley
2Cardiff City
2Manchester United
2Preston North End
2Chelsea
2Manchester City
2Bolton Wanderers
2WBA
1Bristol City
1Southampton
1Bradford City
TotalCompetition
76League
5FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals23300026
1921-1922 600006
1922-1923 000000
1923-1924 500005
1924-1925 12300015
1925-1926 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
23League
3FA Cup
TotalGoal minute period
31-15 minutes
216-30 minutes
731-45 minutes
346-60 minutes
561-75 minutes
676-90 minutes
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
26Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

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Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
127.08.1921SunderlandRoker ParkLeague
5013.12.1924TottenhamWhite Hart LaneLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
13805.11.1921EvertonGoodison ParkLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1921-1922 * Striker
1922-1923 * Striker
1923-1924 * Striker
1924-1925 * Striker
1925-1926 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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