Player profile

Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson

Birthdate: 1 April 1933
Birthplace: Walton-On-Thames, England
Other clubs: Arsenal (1949-50), Leyton Orient (1950-51), Port Vale (1958-62), Peterborough United (1962-64), Lincoln City (1964), Burton Albion (1964-65), Boston United (1965-66)
Bought from: Leyton Orient
Signed for LFC: 6500 + Donald Woan, 05.11.1951
Liverpool debut: 10.11.1951
Last appearance: 01.03.1958
Debut goal: 10.11.1951
Last goal: 14.12.1957
Contract expiry: July 1958
Win ratio: 40.6% W:54 D:37 L:42
LFC league games/goals: 126 / 11
Total LFC games/goals: 133 / 11

Player profile

Walton-born Jackson was an outside-right who was on Arsenal's books as an amateur before moving on to Leyton Orient where he won the admiration of many clubs for creating a number of goals for the struggling third division south club. He was signed by Liverpool in November 1951 when he was still only 18-years-old. He was in the Army at the time doing his national service in Hampshire but his commanding officer granted his release to Liverpool. The Reds had been on his trail for some time but Leyton Orient were unwilling to do business without finding an adequate replacement hence Liverpool reserve Donald Woan moved in the opposite direction with an additional £6,500 paid to Orient. Jackson scored on his Liverpool debut against Bolton Wanderers but that was the only time he hit the net in the 15 League games he played that season. Although Jackson was very much part of the Liverpool squad of the time, he never really became a firm 'regular' in the side, with 27 being the highest number of League appearances he made in any single season, 1953/54.

Jackson moved on to Port Vale in July 1958 and played 178 games, scoring 34 goals for the Potteries club before signing for Peterborough United in July 1962. He ended his Football League playing career with Lincoln City, although he did also play non-league football for a while for Burton Albion and Boston United.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 126 7 0 0 0 133
1951-1952 15 1 0 0 0 16
1952-1953 5 0 0 0 0 5
1953-1954 27 1 0 0 0 28
1954-1955 23 3 0 0 0 26
1955-1956 15 0 0 0 0 15
1956-1957 19 0 0 0 0 19
1957-1958 22 2 0 0 0 24

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
6 Stoke City
6 Lincoln City
6 Blackburn Rovers
5 Huddersfield Town
5 Bristol Rovers
5 Rotherham United
5 Swansea City
5 Middlesbrough
5 Notts County
4 Bury
4 Blackpool
4 Fulham
4 Sheffield Wednesday
3 Tottenham
3 Wolves
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 WBA
3 Burnley
3 Preston North End
3 West Ham United
3 Nottingham Forest
3 Derby
3 Cardiff City
3 Sheffield United
3 Charlton Athletic
3 Manchester United
3 Doncaster Rovers
2 Barnsley
2 Portsmouth
2 Bristol City
2 Plymouth Argyle
2 Chelsea
2 Manchester City
2 Arsenal
2 Port Vale
1 Leicester City
1 Everton
1 Hull City
1 Sunderland
1 Leeds United
1 Luton Town
1 Ipswich Town
1 Leyton Orient
1 Grimsby Town
1 Southend
1 Workington
Total Competition
126 League
7 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 11 0 0 0 0 11
1951-1952 1 0 0 0 0 1
1952-1953 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953-1954 4 0 0 0 0 4
1954-1955 2 0 0 0 0 2
1955-1956 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956-1957 2 0 0 0 0 2
1957-1958 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
11 League
Total Goal minute period
1 16-30 minutes
3 31-45 minutes
2 46-60 minutes
3 61-75 minutes
2 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
11 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 10.11.1951 Bolton Wanderers Anfield League
50 21.08.1954 Doncaster Rovers Anfield League
100 09.02.1957 Leicester City Filbert Street League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 61 10.11.1951 Bolton Wanderers Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Arsenal 1949-1950 England First Division 0 0 0 0
Leyton Orient 1950-1951 England Third Division South 21 2 21 2
Leyton Orient 1951-1952 England Third Division South 17 0 17 0
Port Vale 1958-1959 England Fourth Division 37 8 38 8
Port Vale 1959-1960 England Third Division 45 8 51 9
Port Vale 1960-1961 England Third Division 43 8 47 10
Port Vale 1961-1962 England Third Division 34 5 42 7
Peterborough United 1962-1963 England Third Division 22 2 25 2
Peterborough United 1963-1964 England Third Division 25 2 26 2
Lincoln City 1964-1965 England Fourth Division 10 1 10 1
Burton Albion 1964-1965 Southern League 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Boston United 1965-1966 United Counties League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 254 36 277 41
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