Player profile

William Walker

Birthdate: Unknown
Birthplace: Broxburn, Scotland
Other clubs: Cardross Swifts, Broxburn Athletic, Broxburn, Leith Athletic (1892-97), Leith Athletic (2 / 1898-1907)
Bought from: Leith Athletic
Signed for LFC: 02.05.1897
Liverpool debut: 04.09.1897
Last appearance: 01.01.1898
Debut goal: 04.09.1897
Last goal: 25.09.1897
Contract expiry: August 1898
Win ratio: 33.33% W: 4 D: 4 L: 4
Games/goals ratio: 4
LFC league games/goals: 12 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 12 / 3

Player profile

Inside-forward Willie Walker was a regular in Liverpool’s side in September and October of the 1897/98 season. During his brief stay with the club the transfer system came into operation, and a sum of £100 was put on his head. Through a singular mistake in the list which Liverpool sent to F.A. headquarters his name read “J. Walker” instead of “W. Walker”. It was only a slip, but the wrong initial was made to stand, and the Scotsman was allowed to join his old club, Leith Athletic, for free! On 12 January 1907 Walker played inside-right in Leith Athletic’s match against Vale of Leven at Logie Green, Edinburgh. While Walker was shooting for goal, Barr, one of the Leven backs, put up his foot to stop the ball, but struck Walker on the stomach. Walker went off the field but resumed for a few minutes. At the end of the game Walker went to hospital where he was kept a week. He was discharged as he seemed to be recovering but soon returned to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he passed away the following day on 23 January 1907.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals12000012
1897-1898 12000012

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
2Stoke City
2Preston North End
2Everton
1WBA
1Sheffield Wednesday
1Nottingham Forest
1Aston Villa
1Sheffield United
1Derby
TotalCompetition
12League

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals300003
1897-1898 300003

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
3League
TotalGoal minute period
11-15 minutes
116-30 minutes
031-45
146-60 minutes
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
3Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
104.09.1897Stoke CityVictoria GroundLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
16004.09.1897Stoke CityVictoria GroundLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1897-1898 * Striker
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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