Player profile

Willie Carlin

Willie Carlin

Birthdate: 6 October 1940
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Halifax Town (1962-64), Carlisle United (1964-67), Sheffield United (1967-68), Derby County (1968-70) , Leicester City (1970-71), Notts County (1971-73), Cardiff City (1973-74)
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: Joined 1956 - Professional 05.05.1958
Liverpool debut: 10.10.1959
Last appearance: 10.10.1959
Contract expiry: August 1962
Win ratio: 0% W:0 D:1 L:0
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 1 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 1 / 0

Player profile

Inside-forward Carlin came through the junior ranks at Anfield but only made one first-team appearance for the club, in a 2-2 draw against Brighton at Anfield on 10 October 1959. A promising youngster who had represented his country at schoolboy and youth levels, the pint-sized dynamo played 445 matches and scored 74 goals in all four divisions of the Football League. He was transferred to third division Halifax Town in August 1962 who were relegated at the end of the season. His career took an upward turn when Brian Clough's Derby signed him in August 1968 and Carlin helped the Rams to win the Second Division. He was a regular for one season in First Division before being sold to Leicester who subsequently won the second division title. Again Carlin didn't stay for long in the top-flight as he was sold to third division Notts County in September 1971. He finished his playing career with second division Cardiff City in the 1973/74 season.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1959-1960 1 0 0 0 0 1
1960-1961 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961-1962 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Total Competition
1 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 10.10.1959 Brighton & Hove Albion Anfield League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Halifax Town 1962-1963 England Third Division 37 2 40 2
Halifax Town 1963-1964 England Fourth Division 41 21 46 23
Halifax Town 1964-1965 England Fourth Division 17 9 18 9
Carlisle United 1964-1965 England Third Division 28 5 29 5
Carlisle United 1965-1966 England Second Division 25 5 27 6
Carlisle United 1966-1967 England Second Division 32 10 38 12
Carlisle United 1967-1968 England Second Division 8 0 9 0
Sheffield United 1967-1968 England First Division 33 2 37 2
Sheffield United 1968-1969 England Second Division 3 1 3 1
Derby 1968-1969 England Second Division 36 8 43 8
Derby 1969-1970 England First Division 40 6 50 7
Derby 1970-1971 England First Division 13 0 15 0
Leicester City 1970-1971 England Second Division 31 1 37 1
Leicester City 1971-1972 England First Division 1 0 1 0
Notts County 1971-1972 England Third Division 31 1 35 2
Notts County 1972-1973 England Third Division 28 1 33 1
Notts County 1973-1974 England Second Division 1 0 1 0
Cardiff City 1973-1974 England Second Division 22 1 22 1
Total 427 73 484 80
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