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Cyril Gilhespy

Cyril Gilhespy

Birthdate: 18 February 1898
Birthplace: Fencehouses, Co Durham, England
Date of death: 1985
Other clubs: Chester-Le-Street , Fencehouses, Sunderland (1920-21), Bristol City (1925-29), Blackburn Rovers (1929-30), Reading (1930-31), Mansfield Town (1931-32), Crewe Alexandra (1932-33)
Bought from: Sunderland
Signed for LFC: £250, August 1921
Liverpool debut: 04.03.1922
Last appearance: 16.03.1925
Debut goal: 01.04.1922
Last goal: 04.11.1922
Contract expiry: May 1925
Win ratio: 57.89% W:11 D:3 L:5
Games/goals ratio: 6.33
LFC league games/goals: 19 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 19 / 3

Player profile

Gilhespy was an outside-right who played in 19 first division games for Liverpool in the 1920's, spread over four seasons. Billy Lacey was established in the side when the club won the League title in 1921/22 and he only missed three matches that season with Gilhespy stepping in on two of those occasions. Lacey missed a number of games in the middle of the following season when Liverpool also finished in first place, but the ten matches Gilhespy figured in were not enough to qualify him for a Championship medal. Even though Lacey was still at the club, Gilhespy was selected for the opening four League fixtures of the 1923/24 season but hardly had a look-in after that run. Gilhespy was a vital part of the Bristol City team that won promotion to Second Division in the 1926/27 season, but after less than stellar progress by the club at this level he moved to first division Blackburn Rovers after four years at City. Gilhespy wasn‘t first-choice at Rovers and went on a transfer merry-go-round where he never stayed more than 12 months at each club.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 19 0 0 0 0 19
1921-1922 2 0 0 0 0 2
1922-1923 10 0 0 0 0 10
1923-1924 5 0 0 0 0 5
1924-1925 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Cardiff City
3 Oldham Athletic
2 Nottingham Forest
2 WBA
2 Birmingham City
2 Tottenham
1 Arsenal
1 Blackburn Rovers
1 Sheffield United
1 Aston Villa
1 Newcastle United
Total Competition
19 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 3
1921-1922 1 0 0 0 0 1
1922-1923 2 0 0 0 0 2
1923-1924 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-1925 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Cardiff City
1 Oldham Athletic
1 Tottenham
Total Competition
3 League
Total Goal minute period
2 46-60 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
3 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 04.03.1922 Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 50 01.04.1922 Oldham Athletic Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Chester-le-Street N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fencehouses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sunderland 1920-1921 England First Division 15 1 15 1
Bristol City 1925-1926 England Third Division South 35 6 35 6
Bristol City 1926-1927 England Third Division South 40 8 40 8
Bristol City 1927-1928 England Second Division 14 7 15 7
Bristol City 1928-1929 England Second Division 28 4 28 4
Blackburn Rovers 1929-1930 England First Division 5 1 5 1
Reading 1930-1931 England Second Division 21 3 24 4
Mansfield Town 1931-1932 England Third Division South 19 4 20 4
Crewe 1932-1933 England Third Division North 3 0 3 0
Total 180 34 185 35
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