Players - Dick Edmed

Dick Edmed
Birthdate: 14 February 1904
Birthplace: Gillingham, England
Date of death: 14 February 1984
Other clubs: Chatham Central (1919-21), Rochester Sports (1921-23), Gillingham (1923-26), Bolton Wanderers (1932-33)
Bought from: Gillingham
Signed for LFC: £1,800, 20.01.1926
Liverpool debut: 28.08.1926
Last appearance: 01.11.1930
Debut goal: 04.09.1926
Last goal: 04.10.1930
Contract expiry: 05.05.1932
Win ratio: 40% W:68 D:36 L:66
Games/goals ratio: 3.7
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 1
League games / goals: 160 / 44
Total games / goals: 170 / 46

Player Profile

Edmed was a stylish right-winger who arrived at Anfield in the summer of 1926, hardly missing working at the Chatham Dockyards as he had done while at Gillingham. He went straight into the first team, missing only four of the 42 first division games in his debut season. He was one of two ever-presents, the other being Tom Bromilow, the following season and netted 14 times in the League, a high total for a winger, although he had also taken on the role of the club's penalty-taker by this time, scoring three times from the spot. Fair-haired Edmed was rather short and light in weight, but "speedy, clever and direct." He only missed three League games in 1928/29 and added a further 16 goals, a very impressive total considering that Robert Done was now taking the penalties. Although Edmed figured in two-thirds of the club's League fixtures in 1929/30, a cartilage injury curtailed his availability for the team and he was no longer sure of his place by the end of that season.

He made just 12 appearances in his final season before being replaced by Harold Barton. Edmed spent a season with Bolton Wanderers before returning to his native Kent. He died on his 80th birthday, 14th February 1984. 
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 160 10 0 0 0 170
1926-1927 38 4 0 0 0 42
1927-1928 42 2 0 0 0 44
1928-1929 39 3 0 0 0 42
1929-1930 29 1 0 0 0 30
1930-1931 12 0 0 0 0 12
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
9 810 Huddersfield Town
9 810 West Ham United
9 810 Bolton Wanderers
9 810 Sheffield Wednesday
8 720 Burnley
8 720 Arsenal
8 720 Everton
8 720 Manchester United
8 720 Cardiff City
7 630 Aston Villa
7 630 Sheffield United
7 630 Leeds United
7 630 Newcastle United
7 630 Blackburn Rovers
7 630 Leicester City
6 540 Birmingham City
6 540 Bury
6 540 Sunderland
5 450 Middlesbrough
5 450 Derby
5 450 Portsmouth
4 360 Manchester City
4 360 Tottenham
2 180 Bournemouth
2 180 Grimsby Town
2 180 WBA
1 90 Southport
1 90 Darlington
1 90 Chelsea
1 90 Blackpool
1 90 Bristol City
Total Venue
87 Away
83 Home
Total Competition
160 League
10 FA Cup
Total Manager
96 George Patterson (2nd term)
72 Matt McQueen
2 Caretaker Manager
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 44 2 0 0 0 46
1926-1927 6 1 0 0 0 7
1927-1928 14 1 0 0 0 15
1928-1929 16 0 0 0 0 16
1929-1930 4 0 0 0 0 4
1930-1931 4 0 0 0 0 4
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 28.08.1926 Manchester United Anfield League
50 01.10.1927 Portsmouth Anfield League
100 10.11.1928 Portsmouth Fratton Park League
150 01.02.1930 Grimsby Town Blundell Park League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 39 04.09.1926 Derby Baseball Ground League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Chatham Central 1919-1921 New Brompton & District League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rochester Sports 1921-1923 New Brompton & District League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gillingham 1923-1924 England Third Division South 2 0 2 0
Gillingham 1924-1925 England Third Division South 3 0 4 0
Gillingham 1925-1926 England Third Division South 19 7 21 7
Bolton Wanderers 1931-1932 England First Division 1 1 1 1
Bolton Wanderers 1932-1933 England First Division 3 0 4 0
Total 28 8 32 8