Players - Billy Banks

Billy Banks
Birthdate: 6 December 1893
Birthplace: Cramlington, Northumberland, England
Date of death: 20 March 1963
Other clubs: Hartford Burdon, Bedlington Town, Tranmere Rovers, Ashington, Tranmere Rovers (2 / 1919), Fulham (1919-21), Bedlington United, Blyth Spartans, Chopwell Institute
Bought from: Ashington
Signed for LFC: 29.09.1913
Liverpool debut: 14.03.1914
Last appearance: 24.04.1915
Debut goal: 14.03.1914
Last goal: 17.04.1915
Contract expiry: December 1919
Win ratio: 46.15% W:12 D:5 L:9
Games/goals ratio: 4.33
Wartime games/goals: 21 / 4
LFC league games/goals: 26 / 6
Total LFC games/goals: 26, / 6

Player Profile

Banks played three seasons for Hartford Burdon in the Blythe and District league until he became a professional with Ashington. He was 21 years old when he made his Liverpool debut in the 1913/14 season and played in nine of the final 11 League fixtures, scoring four goals including a brace against Chelsea. He made a further 17 appearances the following season, adding another two goals to his total. Banks' career as a Liverpool player was cut short by the advent of the First World War, but he played on 20 occasions for Liverpool during the war. He signed for neighbours Tranmere Rovers in April 1919 and after only a seven months' stay moved to second division Fulham where he played 43 games and scored 12 goals from 1919-1921. Banks was described as a man of squat build (being 5 ft. 61/2 ins. or 169 cm.) who was more of a linkman than an individual performer.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 26 0 0 0 0 26
1913-1914 9 0 0 0 0 9
1914-1915 17 0 0 0 0 17
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
3 Newcastle United
3 Chelsea
2 Middlesbrough
2 Aston Villa
2 Manchester United
2 Burnley
2 Tottenham
2 Blackburn Rovers
1 Everton
1 WBA
1 Sheffield United
1 Bradford City
1 Bradford Park Avenue
1 Derby
1 Oldham Athletic
1 Preston North End
Total Competition
26 League
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 0 0 6
1913-1914 4 0 0 0 0 4
1914-1915 2 0 0 0 0 2
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Competition
6 League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
2 16-30 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
6 Open play
Wartime Appearances / Goals
Season Appearances Goals
1915-1916 21 4
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 14.03.1914 Burnley Turf Moor League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 30 14.03.1914 Burnley Turf Moor League
Scrapbook
Biography in Liverpool match programme 6 February 1915
Biography in Liverpool match programme 6 February 1915
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Ashington 1912-1913 Northern Football Alliance N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tranmere Rovers 1919-1920 Central League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fulham 1919-1920 England Second Division 19 6 20 6
Fulham 1920-1921 England Second Division 21 6 23 6
Total 40 12 43 12