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William Walker

William Walker

Birthdate: Unknown
Birthplace: Broxburn, Scotland
Date of death: 23 January 1907
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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 12 0 0 0 0 12
1897-1898 12 0 0 0 0 12

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Stoke City
2 Preston North End
2 Everton
1 WBA
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Nottingham Forest
1 Aston Villa
1 Sheffield United
1 Derby
Total Competition
12 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 3
1897-1898 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Stoke City
1 Everton
1 Sheffield Wednesday
Total Competition
3 League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
1 16-30 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
3 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 04.09.1897 Stoke Victoria Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 60 04.09.1897 Stoke Victoria Ground League
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