Player profile

Bill Goldie

Bill Goldie

Birthdate: 22 January 1878
Birthplace: Hurlford, Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of death: 3 February 1952
Other clubs: Hurlford, Hurlford Thistle (1895-97), Clyde (1897), Fulham (1904-08), Leicester Fosse (1908-11), Leicester Imperial
Bought from: Clyde
Signed for LFC: 25.11.1897
Liverpool debut: 02.04.1898
Last appearance: 27.04.1903
Debut goal: 03.09.1898
Last goal: 23.03.1903
Contract expiry: January 1904
Win ratio: 46.55% W:81 D:34 L:59
Honours: League Championship 1900/01
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 158 / 6
Total LFC games/goals: 174 / 6

Player profile

Tough-tackling wing-half Bill joined his brother Archie at Anfield in the 1897/98 season and was a firm fixture in the side during the seven years he stayed there. He was an ever-present in the League for three seasons running from 1900/01 until 1902/03 and in fact played 129 consecutive games from 23 December 1899 until 27 April 1903. He picked up a winners' medal as the club won its first League Championship title at the end of the 1900/01 season. At the end of the 1902/03 season Bill was caught accepting illegal payments from Pompey to sign for them in the Southern league. As a result he along with teammates John Glover and Sam Raybould were banned from football until 31 December 1903. When the suspension was over Bill joined Fulham in January 1904, having played his-last-ever game for Liverpool in April 1903. Bill won two Southern league championships with the Cottagers and featured in the 1907/08 season which was Fulham‘s first-ever League season. This turned out to be his last and after 215 games for Fulham he joined Leicester Fosse who had been promoted to First Division, but was relegated a year later. Bill retired from a successful League career in 1911 and ran a pub while occasionally turning out for amateurs Leicester Imperial.

Referee Kingscott charged Bill for "discourteous language" after the conclusion of the second replay between Sheffield United and Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals in 1899. He was banned for the last three matches of the season when Liverpool were competing for the League title. Bill's near-impenetrable Scottish accent forced FA's disciplinary committee to employ an interpreter!

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 158 16 0 0 0 174
1897-1898 4 0 0 0 0 4
1898-1899 27 6 0 0 0 33
1899-1900 25 4 0 0 0 29
1900-1901 34 2 0 0 0 36
1901-1902 34 3 0 0 0 37
1902-1903 34 1 0 0 0 35

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
12 Stoke City
12 Everton
11 Derby
11 Sheffield United
11 WBA
11 Notts County
10 Blackburn Rovers
10 Sunderland
9 Aston Villa
9 Newcastle United
9 Nottingham Forest
9 Wolves
9 Sheffield Wednesday
8 Bolton Wanderers
7 Bury
5 Preston North End
5 Manchester City
4 Grimsby Town
3 Burnley
2 Birmingham City
2 Glossop North End
2 Middlesbrough
1 West Ham United
1 Manchester United
1 Southampton
Total Competition
158 League
16 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 0 0 6
1897-1898 0 0 0 0 0 0
1898-1899 2 0 0 0 0 2
1899-1900 1 0 0 0 0 1
1900-1901 2 0 0 0 0 2
1901-1902 0 0 0 0 0 0
1902-1903 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
6 League
Total Open play/Penalty
6 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 02.04.1898 Notts County Trent Bridge League
50 13.01.1900 WBA Anfield League
100 22.04.1901 Sheffield United Bramall Lane League
150 15.11.1902 Wolves Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 03.09.1898 The Wednesday Anfield League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Hurlford N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hurlford Thistle 1895-1897 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Clyde 1897-1898 Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fulham 1903-1907 Southern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fulham 1907-1908 England Second Division 36 0 42 0
Leicester City 1908-1909 England First Division 30 0 31 0
Leicester City 1909-1910 England Second Division 35 1 39 1
Leicester City 1910-1911 England Second Division 17 0 18 0
Leicester Imperial 1911- Leicestershire Senior League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 118 1 130 1
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