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Tiny Bradshaw

Tiny Bradshaw

Birthdate: 7 February 1904
Birthplace: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death: 22 February 1986
Other clubs: Woodside Juniors (1920-22), Bury (1922-30), Colchester United (1938), Third Lanark (1938), South Liverpool (1938)
Bought from: Bury
Signed for LFC: £8,000, 25.01.1930
International debut: 31.03.1928 vs. England
International caps: 1/0 (as player at Bury)
Liverpool debut: 25.01.1930
Last appearance: 04.09.1937
Debut goal: 03.09.1932
Last goal: 17.01.1934
Contract expiry: September 1938
Win ratio: 37.46% W:109 D:63 L:119
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 9 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 277 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 291 / 4

Player profile

Nicknamed "Tiny", but Thomas Bradshaw was a giant of a man in the Liverpool team at the time. He was a veteran of 208 League games with Bury in the Second and First Division when he arrived at Liverpool for a club record fee. He had played once for the Scottish international side two years prior which turned out to be one of the most famous games in Scotland's history. Scotland beat England 5-1 in front of 80,000 people at Wembley and the Scottish players were subsequently dubbed "The Wembley Wizards". Used as a wing-half in his debut season, 1929/30, Tiny played in the last 17 League matches. He was just as comfortable at centre-half, a position he made his own over the next seven seasons, captaining the side from 1931-34. Tiny was literally a tower of strength in defence for the club which unfortunately had a below average decade in the 30s. 

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 277 14 0 0 0 291
1929-1930 17 0 0 0 0 17
1930-1931 35 1 0 0 0 36
1931-1932 42 4 0 0 0 46
1932-1933 39 1 0 0 0 40
1933-1934 39 4 0 0 0 43
1934-1935 31 2 0 0 0 33
1935-1936 41 2 0 0 0 43
1936-1937 31 0 0 0 0 31
1937-1938 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
15 Arsenal
14 Sheffield Wednesday
14 Portsmouth
13 Sunderland
13 Aston Villa
13 Huddersfield Town
13 Derby
13 Chelsea
13 Manchester City
13 Blackburn Rovers
13 Birmingham City
12 Everton
12 Bolton Wanderers
11 WBA
11 Leeds United
11 Middlesbrough
10 Newcastle United
10 Leicester City
10 Grimsby Town
7 Wolves
7 Stoke City
7 Sheffield United
5 Preston North End
5 Blackpool
4 West Ham United
4 Manchester United
4 Tottenham
4 Brentford
3 Charlton Athletic
2 Fulham
1 Burnley
1 Tranmere Rovers
1 Chesterfield
1 Yeovil Town
1 Swansea City
Total Competition
277 League
14 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 1 0 0 0 4
1929-1930 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930-1931 0 0 0 0 0 0
1931-1932 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932-1933 3 0 0 0 0 3
1933-1934 0 1 0 0 0 1
1934-1935 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935-1936 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936-1937 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937-1938 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Newcastle United
1 Chelsea
1 WBA
1 Fulham
Total Competition
3 League
1 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
4 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 25.01.1930 Manchester United Anfield League
50 03.04.1931 Manchester United Anfield League
100 27.08.1932 Wolves Anfield League
150 21.10.1933 Middlesbrough Ayresome Park League
200 09.02.1935 WBA The Hawthorns League
250 21.03.1936 Wolves Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 03.09.1932 Newcastle United St James' Park League

Related Quotes

In all the times I played against him he never used any of those sly little tricks that others did, like pulling you back by your shirt or shorts. Tiny went out to play football and let the best man win.”

Liverpool’s main foe in the 1920s and 30s was Everton's goal machine, Dixie Dean, who had great respect for Tiny Bradshaw

"A giant at 6 ft. 3 ins. [190 cm.], but amazingly agile. He had the build of Ron Yeats and the touch of Alan Hansen who were also Scottish. Tiny was a marvellous defender and the only man I have ever seen come anywhere near him was John Charles.”

Leslie "Bee" Edwards at the Echo was a big fan of Tiny Bradshaw

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Woodside Juniors 1920-1922 North-West Lanarkshire League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bury 1922-1923 England Second Division 4 0 4 0
Bury 1923-1924 England Second Division 31 1 32 1
Bury 1924-1925 England First Division 37 1 37 1
Bury 1925-1926 England First Division 42 2 45 2
Bury 1926-1927 England First Division 40 0 41 0
Bury 1927-1928 England First Division 40 4 44 4
Bury 1928-1929 England First Division 10 0 10 0
Bury 1929-1930 England Second Division 4 0 6 0
Third Lanark 1938-1939 Scotland Division 1 5 0 5 0
South Liverpool 1939-1940 Lancashire Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 213 8 224 8
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