Player profile

Bill Keech

Bill Keech

Birthdate: 22 February 1872
Birthplace: Irthlingborough, England
Date of death: 6 September 1948
Other clubs: Irthlingborough Revellers (1888-1889). Irthlingborough (1889-92), Wellingborough Town (1892-93), Irthlingborough Wanderers, Barnsley St Peter's (1894-95), Barnsley St Peter's (2 / 1897), Blackpool (1897-98), Leicester Fosse (1898-99), Loughborough Town (loan 1899), Queens Park Rangers (1899-1902), Brentford (1902-03), Small Heath (1903), Kensal Rise United (1904-)
Bought from: Barnsley St Peter's
Signed for LFC: 10.09.1895
Liverpool debut: 26.10.1895
Last appearance: 30.11.1895
Contract expiry: 1897
Win ratio: 50% W:3 D:1 L:2
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 6 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 6 / 0

Player profile

Keech represented Liverpool in six successive second division matches in the club's third season as members of the Football League in 1895/96. He played in Liverpool's half-back line, an area of the team where numerous changes were made during the course of the season. Considering that the club won the second division championship that year it was surprising that the team was not really settled with no player being 'ever-present'. Keech later played as forward for Leicester Fosse, scoring five goals in 15 League games, before returning to the half-back line with QPR‘s first professional team in the Southern league. Keech was an all-round sportsman and won honours for skating and boxing.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 0 0 6
1895-1896 6 0 0 0 0 6

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Leicester City
1 Arsenal
1 Notts County
1 Darwen
1 Manchester United
Total Competition
6 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 26.10.1895 Notts County Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Irthlingborough Revellers 1888-1889 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Irthlingborough 1889-1892 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wellingborough Town 1892-1893 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Irthlingborough Wanderers 1893-1894 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Barnsley 1894-1895 Midland League 0 0 0 0
Barnsley 1897 Midland League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blackpool 1897-1898 England Second Division 16 0 17 0
Leicester City 1897-1898 England Second Division 9 3 9 3
Leicester City 1898-1899 England Second Division 6 2 6 2
Loughborough Town 1898-1899 England Second Division 13 6 13 6
QPR 1899-1902 Southern League 1 69 6 69 6
Brentford 1902-1903 Southern League 1 19 0 19 0
Birmingham City 1903-1904 England Second Division 0 0 0 0
Kensal Rise United 1904- London League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 132 17 133 17
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