Players - John McCartney

John McCartney
Birthdate: 1868
Birthplace: Newmilns, Scotland
Other clubs: Newmilns, St. Mirren (1890-92), New Brighton Tower (1898-1900)
Bought from: St Mirren
Signed for LFC: October 1892
Liverpool debut: 15.10.1892
Last appearance: 12.04.1898
Debut goal: 29.10.1892
Last goal: 01.01.1898
Contract expiry: July 1898
Win ratio: 51.81% W:86 D:31 L:49
Honours: Lancashire league 1892/93; Second Division 1893/94, 1895/96
League games / goals: 124 / 5
Total games / goals: 166 / 7

Player Profile

McCartney was a tough-tackling half-back who was a member of the team that won the Lancashire league and the Second Division in the club's first two seasons. McCartney missed a number of matches in the 1895/96 season as Liverpool again won the second division title but played in all four of the Test matches as the club regained its first division status. When Liverpool played their first game under the management of Tom Watson and made their debut in red shirts and white pants McCartney was still going strong and one of only few players who had also featured for the club in 1892. The Cricket and Football Field were though of the opinion. as reported in September 1896, that McCartney's play was a bit too rough for their liking: "John McCartney still vexes his own committee by resorting to those tactics which have previously brought the club into bad repute." McCartney was though the victim of rough treatment on 21 November 1896 when Alf Milward kicked him deliberately in the Merseyside derby and was sent off. Milward later apologised but pleaded that he had been provoked by the tough Scotsman.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 124 19 0 0 23 166
1892-1893 0 3 0 0 18 21
1893-1894 17 1 0 0 1 19
1894-1895 28 3 0 0 0 31
1895-1896 22 2 0 0 4 28
1896-1897 30 5 0 0 0 35
1897-1898 27 5 0 0 0 32
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
9 810 Nottingham Forest
9 810 WBA
8 720 Derby
7 630 Wolves
6 540 Bolton Wanderers
6 540 Everton
6 540 Sheffield United
6 540 Stoke City
6 540 Sunderland
6 540 Aston Villa
6 540 Blackburn Rovers
6 540 Sheffield Wednesday
4 360 Birmingham City
4 360 Burnley
4 360 Manchester United
4 360 Newcastle United
4 360 Bury
4 360 Preston North End
4 360 Rotherham Town
3 270 Northwich Vict.
3 270 Manchester City
3 270 Lincoln City
3 270 Arsenal
3 270 Port Vale
3 270 Grimsby Town
3 270 Crewe
3 270 Burton Swifts
2 180 Burton Wanderers
2 180 Darwen
2 180 Fairfield
2 180 Southport
2 180 Notts County
2 180 Barnsley
2 180 Blackpool
2 180 Fleetwood Rangers
2 180 Heywood Central
2 180 Loughborough
2 180 Nelson
2 180 South Shore
1 90 West Manchester
1 90 Rossendale
1 90 Hucknall St Johns
1 90 Newtown
1 90 Nantwich
1 90 Higher Walton
1 90 Leicester City
1 90 Walsall
1 90 Millwall
Total Venue
84 Away
80 Home
2 Neutral
Total Competition
124 League
19 FA Cup
18 Lancashire League
5 Test Match
Total Manager
71 William Edward Barclay
67 Tom Watson
28 John McKenna
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 1 0 0 1 7
1892-1893 0 1 0 0 0 1
1893-1894 1 0 0 0 0 1
1894-1895 0 0 0 0 0 0
1895-1896 1 0 0 0 1 2
1896-1897 1 0 0 0 0 1
1897-1898 2 0 0 0 0 2
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Competition
5 League
1 FA Cup
1 Test Match
Total Goal origin
7 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 15.10.1892 Nantwich Nantwich Road FA Cup
50 20.10.1894 Stoke Anfield League
100 01.09.1896 The Wednesday Olive Grove League
150 25.12.1897 Bolton Wanderers Burnden Park League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 29.10.1892 Newtown Anfield FA Cup
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Liverpool Mercury notes

The Liverpool Mercury on 27 November, 1893

Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Newmilns Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
St. Mirren 1890-1891 Scotland Division 1 16 2 16 2
St. Mirren 1891-1892 Scotland Division 1 19 1 19 1
New Brighton Tower 1898-1900 Second Division N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 35 3 35 3