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Len Carney

Len Carney

Birthdate: 30 May 1915
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Date of death: March 1996
Other clubs: Northern Nomads, Marine, Collegiate Old Boys, Collegiate Old Boys (1948), Liverpool Marine (1949)
Bought from: Collegiate Old Boys
Signed for LFC: 1939
Liverpool debut: 31.08.1946
Last appearance: 01.11.1947
Debut goal: 31.08.1946
Last goal: 31.08.1946
Contract expiry: 1948
Win ratio: 33.33% W:2 D:2 L:2
Games/goals ratio: 6
Wartime games/goals: 32 / 14
LFC league games/goals: 6 / 1
Total LFC games/goals: 6 / 1

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Carney was a University graduate, taught history and was headmaster of Chadderton Grammar School in Oldham. Liverpool-born Carney, who featured in 33 games and scored 15 goals for Liverpool during wartime, was 31-years-old when he made his proper debut at Sheffield United on the opening day of the first full season following World War II. "Len Carney, fair-haired schoolmaster, crashes into big-time football," the press reported. Carney scored the game's only goal in the very last minute with a "gliding header". Carney's heroics saved the day for Liverpool who went on to win their fifth first division championship. Carney kept his place in the starting line-up in the game following his scoring debut but that turned out to be his only appearances during this historic season. Carney was awarded the “Distinguished Service Order” for his bravery during the war in Italy.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 0 0 6
1946-1947 2 0 0 0 0 2
1947-1948 4 0 0 0 0 4

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Total Opponent
1 Sheffield United
1 Middlesbrough
1 Derby
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Chelsea
1 Blackpool
Total Competition
6 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 0 0 0 0 1
1946-1947 1 0 0 0 0 1
1947-1948 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Total Opponent
1 Sheffield United
Total Competition
1 League
Total Goal minute period
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

Season Appearances Goals
1939-1940 15 5
1940-1941 2 3
1941-1942 11 5
1942-1943 3 1
1945-1946 1 0

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 31.08.1946 Sheffield United Bramall Lane League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 90 31.08.1946 Sheffield United Bramall Lane League
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