Players - James Cleland

James Cleland
Birthdate: 1870
Birthplace: Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death: 1940
Other clubs: Minerva (1889-92), Royal Albert (1892-93), Third Lanark (1893-95), St Bernard's (1894-96), Royal Albert (1896), Abercorn (1896-97), Partick Thistle (1897-98), Kilsyth Wanderers (1898-1901), Braid Thistle (1901)
Bought from: St Bernard's (on loan)
Signed for LFC: on loan, April 1895
International debut: 28.03.1891 vs. Ireland
International caps: 1/0
Liverpool debut: 27.04.1895
Last appearance: 27.04.1895
Contract expiry: April 1895
Win ratio: 0% W:0 D:0 L:1
League games / goals: 0 / 0
Total games / goals: 1 / 0

Player Profile

Inside-left Cleland played in the 'Test Match' at the end of the 1894/95 season against Bury. Liverpool was seriously depleted through injuries to key men and got Cleland on loan for this single game from St Bernard's in Edinburgh. Liverpool had finished bottom of the First Division that season and were relegated after losing 1-0 to Bury despite Cleland's help. He was a Scottish international by then having made his only international appearance on 28 March 1891 against Ireland.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 1
1894-1895 0 0 0 0 1 1
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
1 Bury
Total Competition
1 Test Match
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 27.04.1895 Bury Ewood Park Other
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Minerva 1889-1892 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Royal Albert 1892-1893 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Third Lanark 1893-1894 Scotland Division 1 5 1 5 1
Third Lanark 1894-1895 Scotland Division 1 6 1 6 1
St Bernard's 1895-1896 Scotland Division 1 7 2 8 2
Royal Albert 1896 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Abercorn 1896-1897 Scotland Division 1 5 2 5 2
Partick Thistle 1897-1898 Scotland Division 1 6 2 6 2
Kilsyth Wanderers 1898-1901 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Braid Thistle 1901 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 29 8 30 8