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Alf Hobson

Alfred Hobson was Liverpool's goalkeeper at the start of the 1936/37 season and played in the first 26 games of that campaign before being replaced by Arthur Riley after the club's worst run of the season, seven matches during December and January during which only a single League point was won and Hobson had to pick the ball out of his net 17 times! His final game in this terrible run was a 3-0 defeat to Norwich where he conceded a disastrous goal. He kicked the ball upfield where Scott, who was in the centre circle, returned it straight…

Birthdate: 9 September 1913
Birthplace: Leamside, County Durham, England
Other clubs: Ferryhill Athletic, Shildon Colliery, Chester (1938-46); Southport, Burnley (wartime guest), Liverpool (2), South Liverpool (1946-47)
Date of death: 21 February 2004
Bought from: Shildon Colliery / After WWII
Signed for LFC: 09.04.1936 / 1945
Liverpool debut: 29.08.1936
Last appearance: 26.01.1946
Contract expiry: 24.10.1938 / 30.05.1946
Wartime games/goals: 172 / 0
League games / goals: 26 / 0
Total games / goals: 28 / 0
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 26 2 0 0 0 28
1936-1937 25 1 0 0 0 26
1937-1938 1 0 0 0 0 1
1945-1946 0 1 0 0 0 1
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936-1937 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937-1938 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945-1946 0 0 0 0 0 0

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The last ...

Game was against
Southampton on Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Goal was scored by
Joël Matip against Southampton on Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Own goal was scored by
Alisson Becker against West Ham United on Sunday, 07 Nov 2021
Sending off was
Andy Robertson against Tottenham on Sunday, 19 Dec 2021
Penalty goal was
Fabinho Tavarez against Watford on Saturday, 02 Apr 2022
Missed penalty was
Mohamed Salah against Leicester City on Tuesday, 28 Dec 2021
Home win was against
Villarreal on Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022
Home draw was against
Tottenham on Saturday, 07 May 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
Chelsea on Saturday, 14 May 2022
Away defeat was against
Leicester City on Tuesday, 28 Dec 2021
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10216 goals in 5856 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 205 of those goals are own goals and 537 came from the penalty spot.
  • 464 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 427 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 786 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 15252 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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