Player profile

Fred Morris

Fred Morris

Birthdate: 15 June 1929
Birthplace: Pant, Oswestry, England
Date of death: 20 November 1998
Other clubs: Oswestry Town (1946-50), Walsall (1950-57), Mansfield Town (1957-58), Crewe Alexandra (1960-61), Gillingham (1961), Chester (1961-62), Altrincham (1962-63), Oswestry Town (2 / 1963-65)
Bought from: Mansfield Town
Signed for LFC: £7,000, 01.05.1958
Liverpool debut: 03.09.1958
Last appearance: 19.12.1959
Debut goal: 24.09.1958
Last goal: 21.11.1959
Contract expiry: June 1960
Win ratio: 58.33% W:28 D:4 L:16
Games/goals ratio: 3.43
LFC league games/goals: 47 / 14
Total LFC games/goals: 48 / 14

Player profile

Born in Pant near Oswestry, Morris played for his local club, Oswestry Town, as an amateur before signing professional forms for Walsall, for whom he made 227 appearances, scoring 49 goals. He had a shorter spell at Mansfield before signing for Liverpool in May 1958, shortly before his twenty-ninth birthday. Although not selected for the opening two second division games of the 1958/59 season, Morris played in the remaining 41 and scored 12 times, a very respectable tally from his position on the right wing. Morris was in the line-up as the following season commenced but then had a spell on the sidelines before returning and scoring twice in a 4-3 home win against Leyton Orient on 21 November 1959. But only days later, Bill Shankly swept into Anfield and Morris was one of the early casualties. Shankly’s first match in charge of Liverpool turned out to be Morris’ last for the club. Probably not because of that comprehensive 4-0 home defeat by Cardiff City, but more to do with the fact that he had by now passed his thirtieth birthday. He was transferred to Crewe during the following close-season and had a short spell at Gillingham before signing for Chester, his sixth and final Football League club, in July 1961. Morris finished his career as Oswestry Town's player-manager from 1963-1965.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 47 1 0 0 0 48
1958-1959 40 1 0 0 0 41
1959-1960 7 0 0 0 0 7

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
4 Cardiff City
3 Bristol City
3 Leyton Orient
3 Huddersfield Town
3 Ipswich Town
3 Bristol Rovers
2 Charlton Athletic
2 Rotherham United
2 Fulham
2 Sheffield Wednesday
2 Barnsley
2 Sheffield United
2 Scunthorpe United
2 Middlesbrough
2 Derby
2 Swansea City
2 Brighton & Hove Albion
2 Stoke City
2 Lincoln City
1 Sunderland
1 Grimsby Town
1 Worcester City
Total Competition
47 League
1 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 14 0 0 0 0 14
1958-1959 12 0 0 0 0 12
1959-1960 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
14 League
Total Goal minute period
2 1-15 minutes
2 16-30 minutes
2 31-45 minutes
1 46-60 minutes
5 61-75 minutes
2 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
13 Open play
1 Penalty

Milestone Appearances

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

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 75 24.09.1958 Brighton & Hove Albion Goldst. Ground League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Oswestry Town 1946-1950 Birmingham & District League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Walsall 1950-1951 England Third Division South 17 2 17 2
Walsall 1951-1952 England Third Division South 6 1 6 1
Walsall 1952-1953 England Third Division South 34 6 35 6
Walsall 1953-1954 England Third Division South 46 10 51 12
Walsall 1954-1955 England Third Division South 46 8 49 9
Walsall 1955-1956 England Third Division South 46 10 50 12
Walsall 1956-1957 England Third Division South 18 7 19 7
Mansfield Town 1956-1957 England Third Division North 10 2 10 2
Mansfield Town 1957-1958 England Third Division North 46 15 50 17
Crewe 1960-1961 England Fourth Division 8 1 8 1
Gillingham 1960-1961 England Fourth Division 11 1 11 1
Chester City 1961-1962 England Fourth Division 29 3 32 4
Altrincham 1962-1963 Cheshire County League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oswestry Town 1963-1965 Cheshire County League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 317 66 338 74
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