Player profile

Alan Banks

Alan Banks

Birthdate: 5 October 1938
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Cambridge City (1961-63), Exeter City (1963-66), Plymouth Argyle (1966-67), Exeter City (2 / 1967-73), Poole Town (1973-74), Tiverton Town (1974-77)
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: Free, August 1956, signed professional 5 May 1958
Liverpool debut: 03.09.1958
Last appearance: 03.05.1961
Debut goal: 03.09.1958
Last goal: 24.03.1961
Contract expiry: July 1961
Win ratio: 37.5% W:3 D:2 L:3
Games/goals ratio: 1.33
LFC league games/goals: 8 / 6
Total LFC games/goals: 8 / 6

Player profile

Liverpudlian inside-forward Banks scored ten goals for the reserves in March and April 1958 after arriving at Liverpool as an amateur. He signed professional forms in May and made his debut for Liverpool a few days short of his twentieth birthday against Brighton at Anfield in September 1958. It was a dream debut too as he scored Liverpool's third goal in a convincing 5-0 victory. But established players like Alan A'Court and Jimmy Harrower were the main reason why he made only another two appearances that season, scoring one more goal. Despite scoring four times in five matches and 21 for the reserves in the 1960/61 season, he never played first-team football for the club again. Banks never experienced playing in the top-flight with Liverpool but was a talisman for Exeter City, scoring 109 goals in 285 games in two spells having signed from Cambridge City in October 1963. He left Exeter one season for second division Plymouth Argyle but soon returned to his beloved Exeter. In a PFA survey published in December 2007, he was voted as Exeter's all-time favourite player, said to have been an entertainer on the field.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 8 0 0 0 0 8
1958-1959 3 0 0 0 0 3
1959-1960 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960-1961 5 0 0 0 0 5
1961-1962 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Cardiff City
1 Sheffield United
1 Plymouth Argyle
1 Swansea City
1 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 Stoke City
1 Portsmouth
1 Huddersfield Town
Total Competition
8 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 0 0 6
1958-1959 2 0 0 0 0 2
1959-1960 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960-1961 4 0 0 0 0 4
1961-1962 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
6 League
Total Goal minute period
2 1-15 minutes
3 16-30 minutes
1 46-60 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
6 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.09.1958 Brighton & Hove Albion Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 30 03.09.1958 Brighton & Hove Albion Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Cambridge City 1961-1963 Southern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Exeter City 1963-1964 England Fourth Division 28 18 28 18
Exeter City 1964-1965 England Third Division 19 8 21 9
Exeter City 1965-1966 England Third Division 38 17 39 17
Plymouth Argyle 1966-1967 England Second Division 17 5 18 5
Plymouth Argyle 1967-1968 England Second Division 2 0 2 0
Exeter City 1967-1968 England Fourth Division 27 6 31 7
Exeter City 1968-1969 England Fourth Division 22 13 29 17
Exeter City 1969-1970 England Fourth Division 36 10 42 12
Exeter City 1970-1971 England Fourth Division 41 20 42 20
Exeter City 1971-1972 England Fourth Division 36 7 40 7
Exeter City 1972-1973 England Fourth Division 11 1 12 1
Poole Town 1973-1974 Southern Premier Division N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tiverton Town 1974-1977 Western League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 277 105 304 113
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