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Bob Ireland

It must have been confusing at the time when Ireland left Scotland to go to England. He played only 18 league games for Rangers from 1924 to 1929 before heading south of the border to Liverpool. He made just one first-team appearance for Liverpool, replacing regular half-back Tom Morrison in the home first division fixture with Grimsby Town at Anfield on Boxing Day 1930. He ran a billiards saloon and a number of shops in Perth, Scotland, the home of St. Johnstone football club, that he served for two spells in the 1930s.

Birthdate: 22 July 1900
Birthplace: Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland
Other clubs: Darvel, Rangers (1922-29), Peebles Rovers (loan, 1923), Clyde (loan, 1926), Peebles Rovers (loan 2, 1929-30), St. Johnstone (1931-34), Brechin City (loan, 1933-34), Workington (1934-36), Airdrie (1936), St. Johnstone (2 / 1936)
Bought from: Rangers
Signed for LFC: 21.11.1929
Liverpool debut: 26.12.1930
Last appearance: 26.12.1930
Contract expiry: 27.07.1931
League games / goals: 1 / 0
Total games / goals: 1 / 0
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1930-1931 1 0 0 0 0 1
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930-1931 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Ian Callaghan played his part in England's victory in '66

"When I tell people that I played in one of the matches, they say things like, 'You played for England in '66?' People know all about what I did at club level with Liverpool - the League titles and the Cup wins - but even committed football followers, real fans, haven't a clue that I helped England win the World Cup, and yet it was one of the great highlights of my career."

The last ...

Game was against
Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
Goal was scored by
Roberto Firmino against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
Own goal was scored by
Morgan Boyes against Aston Villa on Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against West Ham United on Wednesday, 29 Jan 2020
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Bournemouth on Saturday, 07 Mar 2020
Home draw was against
Napoli on Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019
Home defeat was against
Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
Away win was against
Norwich City on Saturday, 15 Feb 2020
Away draw was against
Shrewsbury Town on Sunday, 26 Jan 2020
Away defeat was against
Chelsea on Tuesday, 03 Mar 2020
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Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 9956 goals in 5733 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 199 of those goals are own goals and 521 came from the penalty spot.
  • 454 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 420 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 771 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14855 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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