Player profile

Frank Christie

Frank Christie

Birthdate: 17 February 1927
Birthplace: Scone, Perthshire, Scotland
Date of death: 12 September 1996
Other clubs: St Johnstone Young Men's Club (1944-45), Forfar Athletic (loan 1945 + transfer 1946), East Fife (1951-58)
Bought from: St Johnstone Young Men's Club / Unafilliated
Signed for LFC: 19.07.1945 / 01.03.1949
Liverpool debut: 15.03.1950
Last appearance: 10.04.1950
Contract expiry: 22.05.1946 / 17.01.1951
Win ratio: 25% W:1 D:1 L:2
LFC league games/goals: 4 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 4 / 0

Player profile

Left-half Christie was obtained from St Johnstone Young Men's Club during World War II but he only made it as far as the reserve team at Liverpool. He was loaned out to Forfar in 1945/46 and was bought by the club at end of the season. He was called for National Service and after he was demobbed he returned to Liverpool. He spent a year in the reserves before making his long-awaited first-team debut in the unusual position of outside-left in a goalless draw with Manchester United on 15 March 1950 at Old Trafford. Christie played as left-half in a 1-0 win over Charlton, a 5-1 defeat against Newcastle and a 1-0 loss to Burnley. Christie went back to the reserves in the 1950/51 season and left the club in January 1951. He became a resounding success with East Fife in Scotland, described as "a grand tackling wing half-back who gets the ball through with intelligence." Christie was East Fife's manager from 1973-1976.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 0 0 0 0 4
1949-1950 4 0 0 0 0 4

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Charlton Athletic
1 Manchester United
1 Newcastle United
1 Burnley
Total Competition
4 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 15.03.1950 Manchester United Old Trafford League

Related Articles

East Fife sign Frank Christie

Dundee Courier on 18 January 1951.More

Frank Christie nets the winner

Published in the Dundee Courier on 26.10.1953.More

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
St Johnstone Y.M. 1944-1945 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Forfar Athletic 1946 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
East Fife 1950-1951 Scotland Division 1 12 0 12 0
East Fife 1951-1952 Scotland Division 1 21 0 21 0
East Fife 1952-1953 Scotland Division 1 30 0 30 0
East Fife 1953-1954 Scotland Division 1 27 0 27 0
East Fife 1954-1955 Scotland Division 1 19 0 19 0
East Fife 1955-1956 Scotland Division 1 28 0 28 0
East Fife 1956-1957 Scotland Division 1 33 0 33 0
East Fife 1957-1958 Scotland Division 1 34 0 34 0
Total 204 0 204 0
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