Players - John Heydon

John Heydon
Birthdate: 19 October 1928
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Date of death: September 2012
Other clubs: Everton (1946-49), Millwall (1953-56), Tranmere Rovers (1956-61)
Bought from: Everton
Signed for LFC: 01.01.1949
Liverpool debut: 07.10.1950
Last appearance: 24.01.1953
Contract expiry: 27.05.1953
Win ratio: 31.34% W:21 D:22 L:24
League games / goals: 63 / 0
Total games / goals: 67 / 0

Player Profile

Half-back Heydon signed for Liverpool in January 1949 when he was 20-years-old after spending three years in Everton's reserves. He had to wait until October 1950 before making his first-team debut and played a total of 13 times in the League during that 1950/51 season mostly as a cover for left-half Phil Taylor. Heydon had an extended run from November onwards, missing only one of the 26 first division fixtures between then and the end of the 1951/52 season. Heydon was a regular for the first half of the 1952/53 season but then lost his place in the side.

Heydon was eventually transferred to third division south's Millwall in May 1953 and had a couple of years in London before returning to Merseyside to finish his playing career with Tranmere Rovers as well in the third tier of League football, becoming one of three players to have been on the books of all three major Merseyside clubs: Everton, Tranmere and Liverpool.

After finishing playing, Heydon was a bookmaker and died in September 2012
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 63 4 0 0 0 67
1950-1951 13 1 0 0 0 14
1951-1952 27 2 0 0 0 29
1952-1953 23 1 0 0 0 24
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
5 450 Stoke City
5 450 Portsmouth
5 450 Blackpool
4 360 Manchester City
4 360 Wolves
4 360 Tottenham
3 270 Sheffield Wednesday
3 270 Bolton Wanderers
3 270 WBA
3 270 Newcastle United
3 270 Middlesbrough
3 270 Derby
3 270 Manchester United
2 180 Sunderland
2 180 Aston Villa
2 180 Preston North End
2 180 Chelsea
2 180 Burnley
2 180 Arsenal
2 180 Charlton Athletic
1 90 Gateshead
1 90 Fulham
1 90 Everton
1 90 Huddersfield Town
1 90 Norwich City
Total Venue
34 Home
33 Away
Total Competition
63 League
4 FA Cup
Total Manager
53 Don Welsh
13 George Kay
1 Caretaker Manager
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 07.10.1950 Stoke City Anfield League
50 15.09.1952 Tottenham White Hart Lane League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Everton 1946-1949 England First Division 0 0 0 0
Millwall 1953-1954 England Third Division South 42 4 46 4
Millwall 1954-1955 England Third Division South 31 0 34 0
Millwall 1955-1956 England Third Division South 10 0 10 0
Tranmere Rovers 1956-1957 England Third Division North 32 1 32 1
Tranmere Rovers 1957-1958 England Third Division North 8 0 8 0
Tranmere Rovers 1958-1959 England Third Division 29 0 31 0
Tranmere Rovers 1959-1960 England Third Division 2 0 2 0
Tranmere Rovers 1960-1961 England Third Division 5 0 5 0
Total 159 5 168 5