Player profile

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: May 1962
Win ratio: 53.46% W:116 D:41 L:60
Honours: Second Division 1961/62
LFC league games/goals: 203 / 0
Total LFC 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

Total Opponent
11 Bristol Rovers
10 Swansea City
10 Leyton Orient
9 Huddersfield Town
9 Sunderland
9 Stoke City
9 Scunthorpe United
9 Middlesbrough
9 Derby
8 Sheffield United
8 Ipswich Town
8 Charlton Athletic
8 Rotherham United
8 Lincoln City
7 Bristol City
6 Cardiff City
6 Brighton & Hove Albion
6 Fulham
6 Barnsley
5 Luton Town
5 Plymouth Argyle
4 Portsmouth
4 Blackburn Rovers
4 Doncaster Rovers
4 Leeds United
4 Southampton
4 Grimsby Town
3 Notts County
3 Norwich City
2 West Ham United
2 Southend
2 Sheffield Wednesday
2 Newcastle United
2 Aston Villa
2 Hull City
1 Bury
1 Walsall
1 Preston North End
1 Oldham Athletic
1 Manchester United
1 Northampton Town
1 Leicester City
1 Coventry City
1 Worcester City
Total Competition
203 League
11 FA Cup
3 League Cup

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 Open play/Penalty
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

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
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