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John Scales

When Scales was 19-years-old he moved on a free transfer after one season in Leeds' reserves joining Bristol Rovers in the Third Division. He impressed sufficiently in his two seasons there to join the Crazy Gang at Wimbledon enjoying a fairy tale ending to his debut campaign winning the FA Cup against all odds facing the all-conquering Liverpool. Scales came on as a substitute in the Wembley final for forward Terry Gibson in the middle of the second half. After plying his trade at top-level for seven years with Wimbledon he moved to Liverpool…

Birthdate: 4 July 1966
Birthplace: Harrogate, England
Other clubs: Leeds United (1984-85), Bristol Rovers (1985-87), Wimbledon (1987-94), Tottenham Hotspur (1996-2000), Ipswich Town (2000-01)
Bought from: Wimbledon
Signed for LFC: £3.5m, 02.09.1994
Liverpool debut: 10.09.1994
Last appearance: 31.10.1996
Debut goal: 21.09.1994
Last goal: 25.10.1995
Contract expiry: 08.12.1996
Honours: League Cup 1995
League games / goals / assists: 65 / 2 / 1
Total games / goals / assists: 94 / 4 / 2
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 65 14 10 5 0 94
1994-1995 35 7 7 0 0 49
1995-1996 27 7 2 2 0 38
1996-1997 3 0 1 3 0 7
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 2 0 0 4
1994-1995 2 0 1 0 0 3
1995-1996 0 0 1 0 0 1
1996-1997 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Ron Yeats in May 1974

"Receiving the cup from the Queen was a big thing for me, particularily as I was the first Liverpool captain to get it. As I held it aloft I could think of nothing but our supporters and what a superb crowd we had. Before the final I’d received letters from elderly fans begging us to win it so that they could die in peace."

The last ...

Game was against
Southampton on Saturday, 12 Nov 2022
Goal was scored by
Darwin Nunez against Southampton on Saturday, 12 Nov 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 Rangers on Tuesday, 04 Oct 2022
Missed penalty was
Mohamed Salah against Leicester City on Tuesday, 28 Dec 2021
Home win was against
Southampton on Saturday, 12 Nov 2022
Home draw was against
Derby on Wednesday, 09 Nov 2022
Home defeat was against
Leeds United on Saturday, 29 Oct 2022
Away win was against
Tottenham on Sunday, 06 Nov 2022
Away draw was against
Everton on Saturday, 03 Sep 2022
Away defeat was against
Nottingham Forest on Saturday, 22 Oct 2022
Five games

Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC have scored 10267 goals in 5880 competitive matches registered at LFChistory.
  • 207 of those goals are own goals and 539 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.
  • 794 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 15351 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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