Player profile

Louis Bimpson

Louis Bimpson

Birthdate: 14 May 1929
Birthplace: Rainford, England
Other clubs: Burscough (1951-53), Blackburn Rovers (1959-61), Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic (1961), Rochdale (1961-63), Wigan Athletic (1963-65), Burscough (2)
Bought from: Burscough
Signed for LFC: 28.01.1953
Liverpool debut: 07.03.1953
Last appearance: 24.10.1959
Debut goal: 03.04.1953
Last goal: 28.03.1959
Contract expiry: 19.11.1959
Win ratio: 44.12% W:45 D:18 L:39
Games/goals ratio: 2.62
LFC league games/goals: 96 / 38
Total LFC games/goals: 102 / 39

Player profile

Big and strong Bimpson was a handful for defences in the Second Division rotating between the inside-right position and centre-forward. Scoring runs of four goals in five appearances and 11 goals in 16 in seasons 1957/58 and 1958/59 respectively showed he had a knack for delivering the goods. He was given his debut at Aston Villa on 7 March 1953 and played in seven more League games before the end of the season, scoring three goals. His most productive season for the club was in 1953/54, when he hit the net 12 times in 24 League matches. On his day he could be brilliant, a brace against Manchester United in August 1953 and a four-goal show in the first half against Burnley at Anfield a month later prove that. But he was never considered to be a regular in the side and when Dave Hickson arrived from Goodison in November 1959, Bimpson faded out of the first-team picture altogether and was transferred to Blackburn Rovers two weeks later.

Bimpson took a step up the League ladder with first division Rovers scoring eight goals in 29 matches from 1959-1961. He starred in Rovers' cup run in 1960 when he scored in the 4-1 victory over Sunderland in the third round and netted a brace in a 3-1 win at Tottenham in the fifth round. Rovers went all the way to Wembley where Bimpson wore the number seven shirt. Rovers struggled on the day, losing 3-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the so-called "Dustbin final" as Wolves' players were pelted with all kinds of garbage by the Rovers' fans when they were on their victory lap. Bimpson later went on to play for Bournemouth, Rochdale and Wigan.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 96 6 0 0 0 102
1952-1953 8 0 0 0 0 8
1953-1954 24 0 0 0 0 24
1954-1955 8 1 0 0 0 9
1955-1956 8 1 0 0 0 9
1956-1957 21 0 0 0 0 21
1957-1958 7 3 0 0 0 10
1958-1959 15 1 0 0 0 16
1959-1960 5 0 0 0 0 5

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
7 Doncaster Rovers
5 Derby
5 Stoke City
4 Cardiff City
4 Lincoln City
4 Fulham
3 Barnsley
3 Grimsby Town
3 Aston Villa
3 Leyton Orient
3 Ipswich Town
3 Manchester United
3 Rotherham United
3 Bristol City
3 Scunthorpe United
3 Middlesbrough
3 Plymouth Argyle
2 Portsmouth
2 Sunderland
2 Newcastle United
2 Charlton Athletic
2 Arsenal
2 Leicester City
2 WBA
2 Blackpool
2 West Ham United
2 Wolves
2 Notts County
2 Sheffield Wednesday
2 Port Vale
1 Northampton Town
1 Tottenham
1 Worcester City
1 Accrington Stanley
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 Manchester City
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Burnley
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Bury
1 Preston North End
1 Chelsea
1 Swansea City
1 Southend
Total Competition
96 League
6 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 38 1 0 0 0 39
1952-1953 3 0 0 0 0 3
1953-1954 12 0 0 0 0 12
1954-1955 2 0 0 0 0 2
1955-1956 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956-1957 6 0 0 0 0 6
1957-1958 4 1 0 0 0 5
1958-1959 11 0 0 0 0 11
1959-1960 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
38 League
1 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
39 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 07.03.1953 Aston Villa Villa Park League
50 02.04.1956 Doncaster Rovers Anfield League
100 19.09.1959 Derby Baseball Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 19 03.04.1953 Cardiff City Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Burscough 1951-1953 Liverpool County Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blackburn Rovers 1959-1960 England First Division 16 2 46 10
Blackburn Rovers 1960-1961 England First Division 6 3 12 6
Bournemouth 1960-1961 England Third Division 11 1 11 1
Rochdale 1961-1962 England Fourth Division 33 11 42 15
Rochdale 1962-1963 England Fourth Division 21 5 21 5
Wigan Athletic 1963-1965 Cheshire County League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Burscough 1965- Lancashire Combination 0 0 0 0
Total 87 22 132 37
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