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John McCartney

McCartney was a tough-tackling half-back who was a member of the team that won the Lancashire league and the Second Division in the club's first two seasons. McCartney missed a number of matches in the 1895/96 season as Liverpool again won the second division title but played in all four of the Test matches as the club regained its first division status. When Liverpool played their first game under the management of Tom Watson and made their debut in red shirts and white pants McCartney was still going strong and one of only few players…

Birthdate: 1868
Birthplace: Newmilns, Scotland
Other clubs: Newmilns, St. Mirren (1890-92), New Brighton Tower (1898-1900)
Bought from: St Mirren
Signed for LFC: October 1892
Liverpool debut: 15.10.1892
Last appearance: 12.04.1898
Debut goal: 29.10.1892
Last goal: 01.01.1898
Contract expiry: July 1898
Honours: Lancashire league 1892/93; Second Division 1893/94, 1895/96
League games / goals: 124 / 5
Total games / goals: 166 / 7
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 124 19 0 0 23 166
1892-1893 0 3 0 0 18 21
1893-1894 17 1 0 0 1 19
1894-1895 28 3 0 0 0 31
1895-1896 22 2 0 0 4 28
1896-1897 30 5 0 0 0 35
1897-1898 27 5 0 0 0 32
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 1 0 0 1 7
1892-1893 0 1 0 0 0 1
1893-1894 1 0 0 0 0 1
1894-1895 0 0 0 0 0 0
1895-1896 1 0 0 0 1 2
1896-1897 1 0 0 0 0 1
1897-1898 2 0 0 0 0 2

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Luis Garcia on the Scousers' reaction after Liverpool drew Barcelona in the 2006-2007 Champions League

"We found out we had drawn them in the knockout round after training, and you should have seen the faces of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher – it was an immense 'Bring them on' look'.

The last ...

Game was against
Crystal Palace on Sunday, 23 May 2021
Goal was scored by
Sadio Mané against Crystal Palace on Sunday, 23 May 2021
Own goal was scored by
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Manchester City on Thursday, 02 Jul 2020
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
Mohamed Salah against Manchester City on Sunday, 07 Feb 2021
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Crystal Palace on Sunday, 23 May 2021
Home draw was against
Newcastle United on Saturday, 24 Apr 2021
Home defeat was against
Fulham on Sunday, 07 Mar 2021
Away win was against
Burnley on Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Away draw was against
Leeds United on Monday, 19 Apr 2021
Away defeat was against
Real Madrid on Tuesday, 06 Apr 2021
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10072 goals in 5795 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 203 of those goals are own goals and 528 came from the penalty spot.
  • 460 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 426 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool have scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 777 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 15046 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

This day in our history

Red Corner

Liverpool performances this summer

10 July 2021

The European Championships are finally drawing to a close.

Losing it

18 June 2021

You begin to wonder whether the years under Shankly, Paisley and Dalglish, were all that consistently glorious after all. Our record against clubs in the lowest league positions was considerably worse than in more modern times.

‘Something borrowed, something red’ – LFC in the loans business

15 June 2021

Between 1892 and 2021, some 230 Liverpool players have been sent out on loan, about 100 of them more than once, but we have received only twenty-nine, less than the equivalent of a modern full squad.

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