Player profile

Tom Wilkie

Birthdate: 1876
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Other clubs: Hearts (1893-95), Portsmouth (1899-1904)
Bought from: Hearts
Signed for LFC: N/A, 18.01.1895
Liverpool debut: 07.09.1895
Last appearance: 19.11.1898
Debut goal: 09.11.1895
Last goal: 09.11.1895
Contract expiry: 1899
Win ratio: 54.69% W: 35 D: 11 L: 18
LFC league games/goals: 57 / 1
Total LFC games/goals: 64 / 1

Player profile

Wilkie was a towering defender at 5 ft. 11 in. (191 cm.), who made his debut on the opening day of the 1895/96 season, in a 3-2 away win at Notts County. In all he played in 20 of the 30 second division fixtures that season, which included his only Liverpool goal, against Leicester Fosse in November 1895. The left-back established himself in the First Division in 1896/97, making 25 consecutive League appearances before being replaced by Billy Dunlop for the last seven matches of the season. However, Wilkie only played thirteen times over the next two seasons and his final game for the club came in a first division fixture at Bury on 19 November 1898. On the south coast of England Portsmouth Football Club was formed to replace the defunct Royal Artillery Portsmouth club and was elected straight into the first division of the Southern League in the 1899/1900 season. Wilkie became one of Pompey's pioneers and had a successful career at the club, playing 178 matches from 1899-1904.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals57600164
1895-1896 20200123
1896-1897 25300028
1897-1898 10100011
1898-1899 200002

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
5WBA
4Preston North End
4Nottingham Forest
4Everton
3Bury
3Derby
3Stoke City
2Sunderland
2Aston Villa
2Lincoln City
2Manchester United
2Rotherham United
2Sheffield United
2Manchester City
2Blackburn Rovers
2Wolves
2Bolton Wanderers
2Leicester City
2Notts County
2Arsenal
2Sheffield Wednesday
2Darwen
2Loughborough Town
1Millwall
1Grimsby Town
1Crewe
1Burton Swifts
1Burnley
1Newcastle United
TotalCompetition
57League
6FA Cup
1Test Match

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals100001
1895-1896 100001
1896-1897 000000
1897-1898 000000
1898-1899 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
1League
TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
176-90 minutes
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
1Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
107.09.1895Notts CountyTown GroundLeague
5013.02.1897WBAStoney LaneFA Cup

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
19009.11.1895Leicester FosseAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1895-1896 * Defender
1896-1897 * Defender
1897-1898 * Defender
1898-1899 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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