Players - Tom Chorlton

Tom Chorlton
Birthdate: 9 April 1880
Birthplace: Heaton Mersey, Stockport, England
Date of death: 4 March 1948
Other clubs: Heaton Mersey Juniors (1896-98), Northenden (1898-99), Stockport County (1899-1902), Accrington Stanley (1902-04), Manchester United (1912-14), Stalybridge Celtic (1914)
Bought from: Accrington Stanley
Signed for LFC: 15.05.1904
Liverpool debut: 24.09.1904
Last appearance: 29.10.1910
Debut goal: 29.10.1904
Last goal: 13.03.1909
Contract expiry: 31.08.1912
Win ratio: 48.76% W:59 D:18 L:44
Honours: Second Division 1904/05, League Championship 1905/06
League games / goals: 117 / 8
Total games / goals: 121 / 8

Player Profile

This versatile, skilful defender was on the fringes of the team until the 1908/09 season and was the only ever-present in the side in the 1909/10 season. Previously he missed many months of the 1905/6 season due to a blood-poisoned foot and the majority of the 1906/07 campaign as he was suffering from typhoid fever. Following a miserable run of five defeats in the first seven League games of the 1910/11 season Chorlton lost his place. He was the club's penalty-taker for a while as he had been at Accrington Stanley and scored eight goals for Liverpool, four of which were from the penalty spot. After finishing as a player after World War I Chorlton spent quite a few years as a trainer at Manchester City.

Chorlton was so described by a Liverpool Echo scribe in 1910: "As a player and a man Liverpool likes Chorlton. There is no "side" about him. Once a half back, once a big forward with exceedingly strong centres, Chorlton is now settled at full-back, and in that time he has shown his versatility by occupying both positions for the benefit of others who have been introduced. His build catches the eye, his muscles are large, and his leg a pattern to many who do not exercise. His play has been of a good, level order and his service to Liverpool of great value. At times he does not manage to catch the ball full, but where is there a defender who does not blunder?"
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 117 4 0 0 0 121
1904-1905 12 0 0 0 0 12
1905-1906 6 0 0 0 0 6
1906-1907 14 1 0 0 0 15
1907-1908 7 0 0 0 0 7
1908-1909 33 2 0 0 0 35
1909-1910 38 1 0 0 0 39
1910-1911 7 0 0 0 0 7
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
8 720 Sheffield United
7 630 Bristol City
7 630 Manchester United
7 630 Everton
6 540 Bolton Wanderers
6 540 Notts County
6 540 Preston North End
6 540 Aston Villa
5 450 Chelsea
5 450 Newcastle United
5 450 Bury
5 450 Bradford City
5 450 Blackburn Rovers
5 450 Arsenal
5 450 Sheffield Wednesday
4 360 Nottingham Forest
3 270 Tottenham
3 270 Manchester City
3 270 Lincoln City
3 270 Sunderland
3 270 Middlesbrough
2 180 Leicester City
2 180 Port Vale
1 90 Doncaster Rovers
1 90 Wolves
1 90 Burnley
1 90 Barnsley
1 90 Grimsby Town
1 90 Derby
1 90 Stoke City
1 90 Norwich City
1 90 Oldham Athletic
1 90 Blackpool
Total Venue
64 Away
57 Home
Total Competition
117 League
4 FA Cup
Total Manager
121 Tom Watson
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 8 0 0 0 0 8
1904-1905 3 0 0 0 0 3
1905-1906 1 0 0 0 0 1
1906-1907 0 0 0 0 0 0
1907-1908 1 0 0 0 0 1
1908-1909 3 0 0 0 0 3
1909-1910 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910-1911 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Competition
8 League
Total Goal origin
4 Open play
4 Penalty
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 24.09.1904 Lincoln City Sincil Bank League
50 24.10.1908 Notts County Trent Bridge League
100 12.02.1910 Everton Anfield League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 29.10.1904 Grimsby Town Anfield League
Scrapbook
Biography in Liverpool match programme on 22 April 1905
Biography in Liverpool match programme on 22 April 1905
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Heaton Mersey Juniors 1896-1898 Stockport & District League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Northenden 1898-1899 Manchester Federation N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stockport County 1900-1901 England Second Division 1 0 1 0
Stockport County 1901-1902 England Second Division 1 0 1 0
Stockport County 1902-1903 England Second Division 25 0 25 0
Accrington Stanley 1903-1904 Lancashire Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manchester United 1913-1914 England First Division 4 0 4 0
Stalybridge Celtic 1914-1915 Lancashire Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 31 0 31 0