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Maurice Parry

Maurice Parry

Birthdate: 7 November 1877
Birthplace: Trefonen, Wales
Date of death: 24 March 1935
Other clubs: Newtown (1894-96), Long Eaton Rangers (1896-97), Nottingham Forest (1897), Oswestry United (1897-98), Leicester Fosse (1898-99), Loughborough Town (loan 1899), Brighton United (1899-1900), Partick Thistle (1909-10), Wrexham (1910-11), South African teams (1911-13), Oswestry United (2 / 1913-14)
Bought from: Brighton United
Signed for LFC: 13.08.1900
International debut: 02.03.1901 vs. England
International caps: 16/0 - 15.03.1909
Liverpool debut: 13.10.1900
Last appearance: 27.02.1909
Debut goal: 01.04.1904
Last goal: 16.12.1905
Contract expiry: 17.05.1909
Win ratio: 49.32% W:109 D:39 L:73
Honours: League Championship 1905/06; Second Division 1904/05
LFC league games/goals: 206 / 4
Total LFC games/goals: 221 / 4

Player profile

"He is apt to grow over-enthusiastic, the fault of his Celtic temperament I suppose, but is often unfairly penalised." Right-half Parry was so described by joint Everton/Liverpool programme in 1904. Parry moved to Leicester to get a job in the engineering trade but signed as a professional for the local club. He admitted he "went into it blindly as I had no intention of becoming a professional." Parry was a very clever player who "could twist and turn and tie the opposing forward in a tangle and then steal the ball from his toe." He was called up by his country, Wales, on 16 occasions during his nine years at Anfield. He made his debut early in the 1900/01 season, the year when his club won the League title for the first time. He didn't play enough games to qualify for a medal then but made up for that later in the decade when Liverpool won the Second and First Division in successive seasons, 1904/05 and 1905/06. He wasn't called on for much more than half the fixtures over the next three years and eventually moved to Partick Thistle at the end of the 1908/09 season soon followed by his old Liverpool teammate Alex Raisbeck.

Parry coached in South Africa for a while in 1911-1913 and later held coaching positions at Barcelona, Frankfurt, Cologne and in the Channel Islands. While serving as a Second Lieutenant in the South Wales Borderers he proved a popular figure as reported by one crew member who was on the ship that transported Parry to the Greek island of Lemnos in September 1915. "Of course, he was a person of no small importance in the eyes of our crew, who are all Liverpool men. He was the life and soul of the party, and it was always he who started the music and singing. In an impromptu concert held on the last night the cry was always ‘Parry.’" The organ-playing tee-totaller returned to Liverpool many years after he had left as a player to bring his coaching skills to the club where he played the majority of his professional career. Having suffered from long-term effects of wartime gassing he died of chronic bronchitis on 24 March 1935.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 206 14 0 0 1 221
1900-1901 8 0 0 0 0 8
1901-1902 12 0 0 0 0 12
1902-1903 31 1 0 0 0 32
1903-1904 29 1 0 0 0 30
1904-1905 30 2 0 0 0 32
1905-1906 36 5 0 0 1 42
1906-1907 19 0 0 0 0 19
1907-1908 21 3 0 0 0 24
1908-1909 20 2 0 0 0 22

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
12 Newcastle United
11 Bury
11 Blackburn Rovers
11 Nottingham Forest
11 Everton
10 Middlesbrough
10 Aston Villa
10 Sheffield Wednesday
9 Manchester City
9 Stoke City
9 Sunderland
9 Sheffield United
7 Derby
7 Bolton Wanderers
7 Birmingham City
7 Notts County
6 Manchester United
6 Arsenal
6 WBA
5 Bristol City
5 Wolves
5 Preston North End
4 Leicester City
3 Grimsby Town
3 Bradford City
3 Barnsley
3 Lincoln City
2 Brighton & Hove Albion
2 Chelsea
2 Blackpool
2 Chesterfield
2 Doncaster Rovers
2 Burton United
2 Glossop North End
2 Gainsborough Trinity
1 Corinthians
1 Brentford
1 Port Vale
1 Southampton
1 Norwich City
1 Burnley
Total Competition
206 League
14 FA Cup
1 Sheriff of London Charity Shield

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 4 0 0 0 0 4
1900-1901 0 0 0 0 0 0
1901-1902 0 0 0 0 0 0
1902-1903 0 0 0 0 0 0
1903-1904 1 0 0 0 0 1
1904-1905 2 0 0 0 0 2
1905-1906 1 0 0 0 0 1
1906-1907 0 0 0 0 0 0
1907-1908 0 0 0 0 0 0
1908-1909 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
4 League
Total Open play/Penalty
4 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 13.10.1900 Bolton Wanderers Anfield League
50 18.04.1903 Nottingham Forest City Ground League
100 07.01.1905 Chesterfield Anfield League
150 02.04.1906 Bury Gigg Lane League
200 14.09.1908 Sheffield United Bramall Lane League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 01.04.1904 Everton Goodison Park League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Newtown 1894-1896 Shropshire League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Long Eaton Rangers 1896-1897 Midland League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nottingham Forest 1897 England First Division 0 0 0 0
Oswestry United 1897-1898 Shropshire League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Leicester City 1898-1899 England Second Division 1 0 1 0
Loughborough Town 1898-1899 England Second Division 12 0 12 0
Brighton United 1899-1900 Southern League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Partick Thistle 1909-1910 Scotland Division 1 23 1 26 1
Wrexham 1910-1911 Birmingham & District League N/A N/A N/A N/A
"South Africa" 1911-1913 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oswestry United 1913-1914 Lancashire Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 36 1 39 1
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