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Andrew McCowie

Andrew McCowie

Birthdate: 1876
Birthplace: Cambuslang, Scotland
Date of death: 15 November 1957
Other clubs: Cambuslang Hibernian (1894-96), Woolwich Arsenal (1899-1900), Middlesbrough (1900-01), Chesterfield Town (1901-02)
Bought from: Cambuslang Hibernian
Signed for LFC: 26.10.1896
Liverpool debut: 03.04.1897
Last appearance: 08.04.1899
Debut goal: 27.11.1897
Last goal: 03.12.1898
Contract expiry: 01.05.1899
Win ratio: 42.86% W:15 D:7 L:13
Games/goals ratio: 3.18
LFC league games/goals: 33 / 11
Total LFC games/goals: 35 / 11

Player profile

Forward McCowie made his name in Scotland with Glasgow amateurs Cambuslang Hibernian who won the Glasgow Junior league in 1895/96. The Cricket and Football Field on 31 October 1896, reported on his transfer to Liverpool: "Tom Watson is reputed to know what a football player is, and in capturing McCowie, of the Cambuslang Hibs, he is said to have secured an inside right who is at present clever enough to shine against the best of our League defenders. A dashing player, who dribbles well and shoots to perfection, is only part of his recommendations, and if only he can hit the target at a decent range, to my mind he will supply what all of our League clubs desire – goals." In 1896/97 McCowie played in the final two League fixtures, praised for a "capital display" in his second game, a goalless draw against Preston. Liverpool were consolidating their first division status after their initial promotion to the top division had ended in immediate relegation. McCowie managed six goals from 19 League games in 1897/98 as the club finished in ninth and his five goals in 12 matches the following season helped his team climb the table significantly to finish runners-up in the championship, just two points behind Aston Villa.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 33 2 0 0 0 35
1896-1897 2 0 0 0 0 2
1897-1898 19 2 0 0 0 21
1898-1899 12 0 0 0 0 12

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Sunderland
3 Sheffield United
3 Derby
3 Bury
3 Nottingham Forest
2 Bolton Wanderers
2 WBA
2 Sheffield Wednesday
2 Preston North End
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 Aston Villa
1 Manchester United
1 Newcastle United
1 Stoke City
1 Notts County
1 Hucknall St Johns
1 Burnley
1 Everton
1 Wolves
Total Competition
33 League
2 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 11 0 0 0 0 11
1896-1897 0 0 0 0 0 0
1897-1898 6 0 0 0 0 6
1898-1899 5 0 0 0 0 5

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
11 League
Total Open play/Penalty
9 Open play
2 Penalty

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.04.1897 The Wednesday Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 5 27.11.1897 Nottingham Forest City Ground League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Cambuslang Hibernian 1895-1896 Glasgow Junior League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Arsenal 1899-1900 England Second Division 25 7 30 7
Arsenal 1900-1901 England Second Division 3 0 3 0
Middlesbrough 1900-1901 England Second Division 16 5 20 7
Chesterfield 1901-1902 England Second Division 17 7 18 7
Total 61 19 71 21
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