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Tom Wilkie

Tom Wilkie

Birthdate: 1876
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death: 8 January 1932
Other clubs: Hearts (1893-95), Portsmouth (1899-1904)
Bought from: Hearts
Signed for LFC: 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
Honours: Second Division 1895/96
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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 57 6 0 0 1 64
1895-1896 20 2 0 0 1 23
1896-1897 25 3 0 0 0 28
1897-1898 10 1 0 0 0 11
1898-1899 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1895-1896 1 0 0 0 0 1
1896-1897 0 0 0 0 0 0
1897-1898 0 0 0 0 0 0
1898-1899 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Leicester City
Total Competition
1 League
Total Goal minute period
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 07.09.1895 Notts County Town Ground League
50 13.02.1897 WBA Stoney Lane FA Cup

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 90 09.11.1895 Leicester Fosse Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Hearts 1893-1894 Scotland Division 1 1 0 1 0
Hearts 1894-1895 Scotland Division 1 3 0 3 0
Portsmouth 1899-1904 Southern League 104 0 104 0
Total 108 0 108 0
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