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John Drummond

John Drummond

Birthdate: 15 March 1869
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death: 1947
Other clubs: Partick Thistle (1887-90), Preston North End (1890-91), Sheffield United (1891-94), Barnsley St. Peter's
Bought from: Sheffield United
Signed for LFC: 20.08.1894
Liverpool debut: 01.09.1894
Last appearance: 27.04.1895
Debut goal: 11.02.1895
Last goal: 11.02.1895
Contract expiry: 1895
Win ratio: 27.78% W:5 D:5 L:8
LFC league games/goals: 14 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 18 / 1

Player profile

Sheffield United's decision to invest in Drummond in 1891 paid dividends when his goal in the test match at the end of the 1892/93 season against Accrington saw the Blades promoted to the First Division for the first time in their history. The pitch was in a terrible state and Drummond was practically the only player to be able to stay on his feet, which he attributed to painting the soles of his boots with black lead to prevent the mud from sticking. Drummond made 89 appearances for the club and scored 24 goals before joining Liverpool in the summer of 1884. Drummond played in 14 of 30 League matches in Liverpool's first-ever season in the First Division battling with fellow Scot Hugh McQueen for a place on the left-wing. The team struggled to come to terms with the top-flight and was immediately relegated. Drummond's only goal for the club came in the FA Cup, when he got the second goal in a 4-0 first round replay win over Barnsley St. Peter's. He joined Barnsley at the end of his career in the Midland league. Drummond had been an apprentice shipyard carpenter as a youth and returned to work in the Dumbarton shipyards after his retirement from football.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 14 3 0 0 1 18
1894-1895 14 3 0 0 1 18

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Nottingham Forest
2 Birmingham City
2 Barnsley
2 Blackburn Rovers
1 Everton
1 Wolves
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 WBA
1 Sheffield United
1 Derby
1 Stoke City
1 Sunderland
1 Bury
Total Competition
14 League
3 FA Cup
1 Test Match

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 1 0 0 0 1
1894-1895 0 1 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Barnsley
Total Competition
1 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 31-45 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 01.09.1894 Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 40 11.02.1895 Barnsley St Peters Anfield FA Cup

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Partick Thistle 1887-1890 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Preston North End 1890-1891 England First Division 11 4 12 4
Sheffield United 1891-1892 Northern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sheffield United 1892-1893 England Second Division 20 6 23 7
Sheffield United 1893-1894 England First Division 20 3 21 3
Barnsley 1895- Midland League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 51 13 56 14
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