Players - Dick White

Dick White
Birthdate: 18 August 1931
Birthplace: Scunthorpe, England
Date of death: 15 June 2002
Other clubs: Brumby Amateurs (1947-48), Scunthorpe Sports Club (1948-49), Scunthorpe United (1949-55), Doncaster Rovers (1962-64), Kettering Town (1964-66)
Bought from: Scunthorpe United
Signed for LFC: £8,000, 10.11.1955
Liverpool debut: 10.03.1956
Last appearance: 27.01.1962
Debut goal: 08.01.1958
Last goal: 08.01.1958
Contract expiry: 29.05.1962
Win ratio: 53.46% W:116 D:41 L:60
Honours: Second Division 1961/62
League games / goals: 203 / 0
Total games / goals: 217 / 1

Player Profile

Scunthorpe-born White arrived at Anfield in November 1955 after having played 133 League matches for his hometown club. Liverpool manager Don Welsh and two club directors arrived in Scunthorpe on 10 November 1955 and took manager Bill Corkhill away from a snooker game, and offered him £8,000 for White, the biggest fee in the club’s history, on the spot. White replaced regular centre-half Laurie Hughes at Barnsley on 10 March 1956 and made a further seven appearances for Liverpool before the end of that season. But Hughes missed only one League match in 1956/57 so it wasn't until the following season that White became a regular in the side. He only missed two matches over the next four League seasons. Ron Yeats arrived in 1961 and took over as captain from White, who had only been leading Liverpool out for one season. That effectively ended White's career as a Liverpool player although he still managed to make further 25 appearances as right-back before leaving Liverpool as second division champion.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 203 11 3 0 0 217
1955-1956 8 0 0 0 0 8
1956-1957 5 0 0 0 0 5
1957-1958 41 5 0 0 0 46
1958-1959 42 1 0 0 0 43
1959-1960 41 2 0 0 0 43
1960-1961 42 2 3 0 0 47
1961-1962 24 1 0 0 0 25
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
11 990 Bristol Rovers
10 900 Swansea City
10 900 Leyton Orient
9 810 Huddersfield Town
9 810 Sunderland
9 810 Stoke City
9 810 Scunthorpe United
9 810 Middlesbrough
9 810 Derby
8 720 Sheffield United
8 720 Ipswich Town
8 720 Charlton Athletic
8 720 Rotherham United
8 720 Lincoln City
7 630 Bristol City
6 540 Cardiff City
6 540 Brighton & Hove Albion
6 540 Fulham
6 540 Barnsley
5 450 Luton Town
5 450 Plymouth Argyle
4 360 Portsmouth
4 360 Blackburn Rovers
4 360 Doncaster Rovers
4 360 Leeds United
4 360 Southampton
4 360 Grimsby Town
3 270 Notts County
3 270 Norwich City
2 180 West Ham United
2 180 Southend
2 180 Sheffield Wednesday
2 180 Newcastle United
2 180 Aston Villa
2 180 Hull City
1 90 Bury
1 90 Walsall
1 90 Preston North End
1 90 Oldham Athletic
1 90 Manchester United
1 90 Northampton Town
1 90 Leicester City
1 90 Coventry City
1 90 Worcester City
Total Venue
110 Away
107 Home
Total Competition
203 League
11 FA Cup
3 League Cup
Total Manager
110 Phil Taylor
95 Bill Shankly
8 Don Welsh
4 Caretaker Manager
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 1 0 0 0 1
1955-1956 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956-1957 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-1958 0 1 0 0 0 1
1958-1959 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959-1960 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960-1961 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961-1962 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Opponent
1 Southend
Total Competition
1 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 76-90 minutes
Total Goal origin
1 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 10.03.1956 Barnsley Oakwell League
50 05.03.1958 Derby Anfield League
100 18.04.1959 Ipswich Town Anfield League
150 03.09.1960 Brighton & Hove Albion Anfield League
200 20.09.1961 Newcastle United St James' Park League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 79 08.01.1958 Southend Roots Hall FA Cup
Scrapbook
1958
1958
Dick White and Ronnie Moran - Football Monthly
Dick White and Ronnie Moran - Football Monthly
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Brumby Amateurs 1947-1948 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scunthorpe Sports Club 1948-1949 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scunthorpe United 1950-1951 England Third Division North 9 1 9 1
Scunthorpe United 1951-1952 England Third Division North 19 0 19 0
Scunthorpe United 1952-1953 England Third Division North 11 6 14 7
Scunthorpe United 1953-1954 England Third Division North 30 0 37 0
Scunthorpe United 1954-1955 England Third Division North 46 0 48 0
Scunthorpe United 1955-1956 England Third Division North 18 0 18 0
Doncaster Rovers 1962-1963 England Fourth Division 40 0 44 0
Doncaster Rovers 1963-1964 England Fourth Division 43 0 48 0
Kettering Town 1964-1966 Southern League 1 55 2 55 2
Total 271 9 292 10