Player profile

Doug McAvoy

Doug McAvoy

Birthdate: 29 November 1918
Birthplace: Kilmarnock, Scotland
Date of death: 1988
Other clubs: Kilmarnock (1936-47), Queen of the South (1949-50)
Bought from: Kilmarnock
Signed for LFC: £7,000, 11.12.1947
Liverpool debut: 03.01.1948
Last appearance: 09.10.1948
Contract expiry: 16.09.1949
Win ratio: 0% W:0 D:2 L:0
LFC league games/goals: 2 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 2 / 0

Player profile

McAvoy signed for Liverpool from his hometown club in December 1947. He was 29-years-old at the time and struggled to earn a place in the defending champions' team and made only a single appearance for the club in the rest of the season, that debut coming when Stoke City visited Anfield on 3 January 1948, replacing Cyril Done. The same thing happened the following season too; just a solitary appearance against Chelsea in October 1948. The left-winger played his best years in Scotland with Kilmarnock. In 1939 he was sent along with a group of his compatriots by the Scottish F.A. to tour USA. They were promoted in the U.S. as "The Scottish Internationals" even though only seven of the 17 in the squad had ever played for Scotland. Bill Cole, the "soccer" writer for the Toronto Star blasted the Scottish F.A. for sending a "weak team".

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1947-1948 1 0 0 0 0 1
1948-1949 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Stoke City
1 Chelsea
Total Competition
2 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.01.1948 Stoke City Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Kilmarnock 1936-1937 Scotland Division 1 1 0 1 0
Kilmarnock 1937-1938 Scotland Division 1 26 5 26 5
Kilmarnock 1938-1939 Scotland Division 1 32 7 32 7
Kilmarnock 1946-1947 Scotland Division 1 17 5 17 5
Kilmarnock 1947-1948 Scotland Division 2 10 3 10 3
Queen of the South 1949-1950 Scotland Division 1 15 2 15 2
Total 101 22 101 22
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