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Donald McKinlay

Few came tougher than Donald McKinlay who was Liverpool's captain from 1922-1928. He certainly enjoyed his two decades at the Reds: "If I had 20 years to go again, I would go back to them," he said in 1955. McKinlay made his debut for Liverpool 19 years of age on 20 April 1910 when Liverpool defeated Nottingham Forest 7-3 with Jack Parkinson grabbing four. He only made two appearances as left-half the following season and featured on the right and left of the half-back line at the close of 1911/12. McKinlay was slowly making a name for himself…

Birthdate: 25 July 1891
Birthplace: Newton, Cambuslang, Scotland
Other clubs: Newton Swifts (1905-08), Rutherglen Woodburn (1908-09), Newton Villa (1909-10), Prescot Cables (1929-31)
Date of death: 16 September 1959
Bought from: Newton Villa
Signed for LFC: 25.01.1910
Liverpool debut: 20.04.1910
Last appearance: 01.09.1928
Debut goal: 02.11.1912
Last goal: 05.03.1927
Contract expiry: May 1929
Honours: League Championship 1921/22, 1922/23
Wartime games/goals: 136 / 24
League games / goals: 393 / 34
Total games / goals: 434 / 35
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 393 40 0 0 1 434
1909-1910 1 0 0 0 0 1
1910-1911 2 0 0 0 0 2
1911-1912 7 0 0 0 0 7
1912-1913 22 1 0 0 0 23
1913-1914 16 6 0 0 0 22
1914-1915 20 2 0 0 0 22
1919-1920 41 5 0 0 0 46
1920-1921 35 3 0 0 0 38
1921-1922 29 3 0 0 1 33
1922-1923 42 4 0 0 0 46
1923-1924 39 5 0 0 0 44
1924-1925 28 2 0 0 0 30
1925-1926 41 3 0 0 0 44
1926-1927 28 4 0 0 0 32
1927-1928 40 2 0 0 0 42
1928-1929 2 0 0 0 0 2
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 34 1 0 0 0 35
1909-1910 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910-1911 0 0 0 0 0 0
1911-1912 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912-1913 6 0 0 0 0 6
1913-1914 1 0 0 0 0 1
1914-1915 1 0 0 0 0 1
1919-1920 4 0 0 0 0 4
1920-1921 2 0 0 0 0 2
1921-1922 1 0 0 0 0 1
1922-1923 5 1 0 0 0 6
1923-1924 6 0 0 0 0 6
1924-1925 4 0 0 0 0 4
1925-1926 2 0 0 0 0 2
1926-1927 2 0 0 0 0 2
1927-1928 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928-1929 0 0 0 0 0 0

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"It wasn't just the goals. He knew when and where to put the ball away, and run into space. He had such a lovely touch on the ball."

The last ...

Game was against
Ajax on Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022
Goal was scored by
Joël Matip against Ajax on Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022
Own goal was scored by
Alisson Becker against West Ham United on Sunday, 07 Nov 2021
Sending off was
Darwin Nunez against Crystal Palace on Monday, 15 Aug 2022
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Manchester City on Saturday, 30 Jul 2022
Missed penalty was
Mohamed Salah against Leicester City on Tuesday, 28 Dec 2021
Home win was against
Ajax on Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022
Home draw was against
Crystal Palace on Monday, 15 Aug 2022
Home defeat was against
Inter Milan on Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022
Away win was against
Southampton on Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Away draw was against
Everton on Saturday, 03 Sep 2022
Away defeat was against
Napoli on Wednesday, 07 Sep 2022
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10240 goals in 5867 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 206 of those goals are own goals and 538 came from the penalty spot.
  • 466 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 430 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 791 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 15302 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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