|33||2970||West Ham United|
|5||480||Preston North End|
|2||180||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|2||180||Red Star Belgrade|
|12||On the bench|
|17||European Cup Winners Cup|
|17||European Fairs Cup|
|1||European Super Cup|
|2||West Ham United|
|1||Preston North End|
|5||European Fairs Cup|
|1||European Cup Winners Cup|
|Total||Goal minute period|
|50||10.11.1962||Manchester United||Old Trafford||League|
|250||15.10.1966||Nottingham Forest||City Ground||League|
|300||07.10.1967||Leicester City||Filbert Street||League|
|350||31.08.1968||Leeds United||Elland Road||League|
|400||27.08.1969||Crystal Palace||Selhurst Park||League|
|650||03.04.1974||Leicester City||Villa Park||FA Cup|
|800||11.01.1977||Crystal Palace||Selhurst Park||FA Cup|
Last week we introduced you to Billy Howard, an ardent Kopite who also had the pleasure and privilege to be on Liverpool Football Club's books. We hope you will enjoy reading this article as much as we enjoyed interviewing this gentleman.
Published in the Sunday Express on 23 December 1979.
Liverpool Football Club honoured Ian Callaghan with a special one-hour television show, exactly 50 years to the day the former Reds star made his LFC debut.
Talklfc's Kevin captures Callaghan's essence in response to LFChistory's exclusive interview with Cally.
Ian Callaghan is literally synonymous with Liverpool's history. LFChistory.net interviewed this fantastic legend.
We published this interview initially on 29 October 2008 on LFChistory.net. Gerry passed away today at 77 years of age and this warm man who was tough as nails on the pitch will be sorely missed.
Ian Callaghan talks to BBC Radio Merseyside's John Keith about his hero, the Flying Scotsman Billy Liddell.
A press article from Liverpool Echo and Daily Express on the 18th of April 1964.
The Sunday Express report on Liverpool - Bristol Rovers on 16.04.1960.
News Chronicle and Daily Dispatch report on Liverpool - Rotherham United on 18.04.1960.
Forty years ago Liverpool played their first European game at Anfield Road.
Forty years ago today Liverpool played their first European game in Iceland of all places.
Ian Callaghan's debut for Liverpool was memorable for many reasons.
"Ian Callaghan is everything good that a man can be. No praise is too high for him. Words cannot do justice to the amount he has contributed to the game. Ian Callaghan will go down as one of the game's truly great players."
"I was an outside right until 1970 when I got my cartilage injury. I lost my place to John McLaughlin and then Brian Hall. When I got back I was put in central midfield and I probably enjoyed playing there more than when I was on the wing. I probably got more recognition playing in that role."
Callaghan suffered his first major long term injury in 1970
"Everton were the glamour club back then, they had a much better stadium and I had a chance to go to them, but I was a Liverpool supporter and signing for them appealed to me more. The fact that two of my heroes, Alan A'Court and the great Billy Liddell were here made it easy for me to sign."
Ian Callaghan wanted to be a Red
"When I tell people that I played in one of the matches, they say things like, 'You played for England in '66?' People know all about what I did at club level with Liverpool - the League titles and the Cup wins - but even committed football followers, real fans, haven't a clue that I helped England win the World Cup, and yet it was one of the great highlights of my career."
Ian Callaghan played his part in England's victory in '66
"I don't know how I would have managed without him. It was a big step up playing in the first team, and I don't know how I would have coped without someone keeping an eye on me and helping me out of difficult situations. I soon learned that at Liverpool, we were essentially part of a team and depended on each other."
Ian Callaghan on Ronnie Moran when Cally was starting out
"If I could play between Ian Callaghan and Peter Thompson I’d still get my 60 goals a season."
Goalscoring legend Dixie Dean asked if he could have set his scoring record in modern football.
"My all-time favourite memory so far was when we had a new door fitted in the office. Ian Callaghan came in quite a lot and one day he noticed this door. I remember Val Rice - she's retired now - saying to him: "Yes Ian, we decided that as we've got the Paisley Gates and the Shankly statue, it was about time we unveiled something like the Callaghan door." We then made a little sign and put a ribbon across it. He even cut it himself to officially declare it open! Moments like that are priceless and are just one of the great things about working for this club."
From Liverpoolfc.tv's interview with Membership Manager Suzanne Cohen in January 2009
“People even today love to talk about hard men and the toughest opponent they have played against. But what Gerry did in 1965 was incredible. He broke his collar bone early in the match and then played right through the game, through extra time and even crossed for Roger to score the first goal. To play almost two hours with a broken collar bone was unbelievable.
I was listening to a tape recently about the 1965 Cup final and on it Bill Shankly said Gerry Byrne should have got all 11 medals for what he did in that cup final. Bill was saying Gerry was one of the best players he had. And he was. He was a tremendous player, one of the best two-footed players around at that time without a doubt. He could play left-back and right-back without any problem.
As a person, he was a gentle, quiet guy. He was my first room-mate at Liverpool and I stayed fairly close to him ever since and last saw him only a couple of months ago. He was the most gentle man off the field, but when he was on it he became a real hard guy. Gerry was a Liverpool lad and was at the club a long time. He was there in the 1950s when we weren't doing so well, and he became a big part of the success we had in the 1960s under Bill Shankly. Gerry was not only a fantastic player, but also a fantastic man.”
Ian Callaghan remembers Gerry Byrne who passed away on 28 November 2015.
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||1978-1979||USA||20||0||20||0|
|Swansea City||1978-1979||England Third Division||40||0||44||0|
|Swansea City||1979-1980||England Second Division||36||1||40||1|
|Cork United||1980-1981||League of Ireland||3||0||3||0|
|Crewe||1981-1982||England Fourth Division||15||0||17||0|