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Don Campbell

Campbell was a local player born in Bootle who signed as professional for the club in November 1950 when he was 18-years-old. A youth international defender, he didn't get any first-team opportunities until the 1953/54 relegation season, one of an astonishing 31 players called on by manager Don Welsh during that traumatic year. Campbell had to wait for a change of manager to get a decent run in the team and he appeared in 28 games under the leadership of Phil Taylor in the 1957/58 season. He was however transferred to fourth division…

Birthdate: 19 October 1932
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Crewe Alexandra (1958-62), Gillingham (1962-64), Folkestone Town (1964-67), Margate (1967-69), Canterbury City (1969)
Date of death: 1 September 2016
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: November 1950
Liverpool debut: 14.11.1953
Last appearance: 08.03.1958
Debut goal: 19.04.1957
Last goal: 12.10.1957
Contract expiry: July 1958
LFC league games/goals: 47 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 48 / 2
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 47 1 0 0 0 48
1953-1954 2 0 0 0 0 2
1954-1955 12 0 0 0 0 12
1955-1956 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956-1957 6 0 0 0 0 6
1957-1958 27 1 0 0 0 28
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1953-1954 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954-1955 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955-1956 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956-1957 1 0 0 0 0 1
1957-1958 1 0 0 0 0 1

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Tommy was a red through and through!

"I was born with football in my blood. Red of course, not Blue. There are no half measures in Liverpool, either in the pubs or in a football sense. My grandfather and father supported Liverpool. There was no debate. No arguement. I would also follow the Mersey Reds. Indeed it went a little bit deeper than that with me. I was a fanatic, brought up on a diet of football, football and more football. Possibly this is because I was born in the house at the bottom of Arkles Lane, within shouting distance of both Liverpool’s famous Anfield stadium and Everton’s equally historic Goodison Park.

My early days were actually spent in Buckingham street, Everton, in a flat over a coal yard. Everton! What a thought. The boy Smith was happy to get an early transfer out of that district at the age of five. We moved to 9 Lambet Road. Once again, it was only a stone’s throw from the two football stadiums. You could certainly hear every roar and chant in my house as the Kop army paid homage to one super hero in particular, an individual who I idolised and who I would eventually have the honour and privilege to call a teammate. The legendary Billy Liddell. I was a Catholic. Who idolised King Billy Liddell. But the religion was football and the only thing that mattered was supporting your team through thick and thin."

The last ...

Game was against
Bournemouth on Saturday, 07 Dec 2019
Goal was scored by
Mohamed Salah against Bournemouth on Saturday, 07 Dec 2019
Own goal was scored by
Joël Matip against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
Sending off was
Alisson Becker against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
Penalty goal was
James Milner against Arsenal on Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Everton on Wednesday, 04 Dec 2019
Home draw was against
Napoli on Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019
Home defeat was against
Chelsea on Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018
Away win was against
Bournemouth on Saturday, 07 Dec 2019
Away draw was against
Manchester United on Sunday, 20 Oct 2019
Away defeat was against
Napoli on Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC has scored 9919 goals in 5710 competitive matches registered at LFChistory..
  • 197 of those goals are own goals and 519 came from the penalty spot.
  • 453 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 420 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool has scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 755 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14773 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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