Player profile

Sam Speakman

Birthdate: 9 August 1884
Birthplace: Huyton, Liverpool, England
Date of death: 1934
Other clubs: Prescot Athletic, Colne, South Liverpool (1920-23)
Bought from: Colne
Signed for LFC: September 1912
Liverpool debut: 20.09.1913
Last appearance: 08.09.1919
Contract expiry: 1920
Win ratio: 42.31% W: 11 D: 3 L: 12
Wartime games/goals: 32 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 25 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 26 / 0

Player profile

Speakman made 14 League appearances at full-back in the 1913/14 season which saw the club finish in sixteenth place just above the relegation zone, although the Reds did also reach their first FA Cup final that year. Speakman deputised for right-back Ephraim Longworth in the last game before the final but unfortunately for him Longworth was ready for action on the biggest occasion in the club's history. Despite the outbreak of World War I the 1914/15 League season was completed but Speakman was only selected seven times during that campaign. He did continue to represent Liverpool in the regional leagues that replaced the national ones for the next four years and was still at Anfield when the Football League resumed at the end of August 1919. However, although Speakman was selected for the opening four fixtures of that first division campaign, the away match at Arsenal on 8 September 1919 proved to be his last as a Liverpool player.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals25100026
1913-1914 14100015
1914-1915 700007
1919-1920 400004

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
3Oldham Athletic
3WBA
2Arsenal
2Sheffield Wednesday
2Bradford City
2Blackburn Rovers
2Bolton Wanderers
2Middlesbrough
1Manchester United
1Newcastle United
1Chelsea
1Sheffield United
1Everton
1Bradford Park Avenue
1Gillingham
1Tottenham
TotalCompetition
25League
1FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals000000
1913-1914 000000
1914-1915 000000
1919-1920 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
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TotalCompetition
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TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
1915-1916110
1916-191730
1917-191860
1918-1919120

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
120.09.1913EvertonGoodison ParkLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1913-1914 * Defender
1914-1915 * Defender
1919-1920 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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