Players - Hugh Morgan

Hugh Morgan
Birthdate: 7 August 1874
Birthplace: Longriggend, Scotland
Date of death: 30 June 1938
Other clubs: Longriggend Wanderers, St. Mirren (1896-98), Blackburn Rovers (1900-03), Dundee (1903-04), St. Mirren (2 / 1904-07)
Bought from: St. Mirren
Signed for LFC: £200, 26.03.1898
International debut: 19.03.1898 vs. Wales
International caps: 2/0 (1/0 as a LFC player) - 08.04.1899
Liverpool debut: 02.04.1898
Last appearance: 24.03.1900
Debut goal: 16.04.1898
Last goal: 13.01.1900
Contract expiry: June 1900
Win ratio: 39.71% W:27 D:14 L:27
Games/goals ratio: 4
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 0
League games / goals: 59 / 14
Total games / goals: 68 / 17

Player Profile

One week after making his Scotland debut this skilful, little forward joined Liverpool from St. Mirren. He made his debut at Notts County on 2 April 1898 and played in the last four first division fixtures of that season, scoring against Aston Villa. He missed just two League fixtures the following season and was the club’s leading scorer with 13 goals as Liverpool finished runners-up, two points behind champions Aston Villa. He joined first division Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 1900 and as fate would have it made his debut against Liverpool on 1 September 1900 at Anfield, losing 3-0 to the Reds. Blackburn finished ninth that season while Liverpool took the League Championship. Morgan had a successful career at Rovers playing 77 first division games and scoring 18 goals in three years. He returned to his native Scotland in September 1903 when he joined Dundee regarded at the age of 29 as "admittedly on the old side", but the Evening Telegraph concluded that "often do players who have reached his years appear to receive a new lease of life when the company is changed."
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 59 9 0 0 0 68
1897-1898 4 0 0 0 0 4
1898-1899 32 6 0 0 0 38
1899-1900 23 3 0 0 0 26
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
7 630 WBA
6 540 Sheffield United
5 450 Aston Villa
5 450 Notts County
4 360 Blackburn Rovers
4 360 Everton
4 360 Newcastle United
4 360 Derby
4 360 Stoke City
3 270 Sunderland
3 270 Bury
3 270 Preston North End
3 270 Wolves
3 270 Nottingham Forest
3 270 Burnley
3 270 Sheffield Wednesday
2 180 Bolton Wanderers
1 90 Glossop North End
1 90 Manchester City
Total Venue
34 Away
31 Home
3 Neutral
Total Competition
59 League
9 FA Cup
Total Manager
68 Tom Watson
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 14 3 0 0 0 17
1897-1898 1 0 0 0 0 1
1898-1899 10 3 0 0 0 13
1899-1900 3 0 0 0 0 3
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 02.04.1898 Notts County Trent Bridge League
50 14.10.1899 Bury Gigg Lane League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 44 16.04.1898 Aston Villa Anfield League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Longriggend Wanderers Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
St. Mirren 1895-1896 Scotland Division 1 1 0 1 0
St. Mirren 1896-1897 Scotland Division 1 16 4 16 4
St. Mirren 1897-1898 Scotland Division 1 18 1 18 1
Blackburn Rovers 1900-1901 England First Division 26 6 27 6
Blackburn Rovers 1901-1902 England First Division 28 7 29 7
Blackburn Rovers 1902-1903 England First Division 23 5 23 5
Dundee 1903-1904 Scotland Division 1 18 4 18 4
St. Mirren 1904-1905 Scotland 1 4 0 4 0
Total 134 27 136 27