Players - Jimmy Payne

Jimmy Payne
Birthdate: 10 March 1926
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Date of death: 23 January 2013
Other clubs: Bootle ATC, Everton (1956-57)
Bought from: Bootle ATC
Signed for LFC: Joined May 1942 - Professional 02.11.1944
Liverpool debut: 11.09.1948
Last appearance: 22.02.1956
Debut goal: 09.10.1948
Last goal: 28.01.1956
Contract expiry: 18.04.1956
Win ratio: 35.8% W:87 D:70 L:86
Games/goals ratio: 5.65
League games / goals: 222 / 38
Total games / goals: 243 / 43

Player Profile

Dubbed the "Merseyside Matthews" Payne was a tricky, diminutive right-winger beating man after man for fun, although he did spend part of the 1951/52 season at inside-left, a position he was not really suited to. Payne, who supported Everton as a kid, made his debut for Liverpool against Bolton Wanderers at Anfield on 11 September 1948, having joined the club six years earlier. After the title win in 1947, Liverpool’s fortunes gradually declined and they were relegated to the Second Division at the end of the 1953/54 season. Payne struggled with injuries in the latter part of his career, lost his form and the Liverpool crowd seemed to turn against him.

Payne eventually signed for Everton in April 1956 but due to injuries his spell there was a brief one, playing only six games and scoring two goals. He retired from the game before his thirtieth birthday and became a newsagent. He died in at the age of 86 in 2013.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 222 21 0 0 0 243
1948-1949 35 3 0 0 0 38
1949-1950 31 7 0 0 0 38
1950-1951 38 1 0 0 0 39
1951-1952 35 3 0 0 0 38
1952-1953 33 0 0 0 0 33
1953-1954 17 1 0 0 0 18
1954-1955 17 1 0 0 0 18
1955-1956 16 5 0 0 0 21
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
14 1260 Middlesbrough
12 1080 Newcastle United
12 1080 Bolton Wanderers
11 990 Blackpool
11 990 Manchester United
10 900 Portsmouth
10 900 Aston Villa
9 810 Manchester City
9 810 Wolves
9 810 Arsenal
8 720 Burnley
8 720 Chelsea
8 720 Charlton Athletic
8 720 Huddersfield Town
8 720 Sunderland
8 720 Stoke City
8 720 Derby
7 630 Fulham
7 630 WBA
6 540 Birmingham City
6 540 Tottenham
6 540 Everton
5 450 Preston North End
4 360 Sheffield Wednesday
3 270 Notts County
3 270 West Ham United
2 210 Scunthorpe United
2 180 Ipswich Town
2 180 Plymouth Argyle
2 180 Hull City
2 180 Nottingham Forest
2 180 Blackburn Rovers
2 180 Leeds United
2 180 Port Vale
1 90 Stockport County
1 90 Doncaster Rovers
1 90 Barnsley
1 90 Exeter City
1 90 Workington
1 90 Accrington Stanley
1 90 Luton Town
1 90 Norwich City
1 90 Rotherham United
1 90 Bury
1 90 Leicester City
1 90 Sheffield United
1 90 Cardiff City
1 90 Bristol City
1 90 Swansea City
1 90 Bristol Rovers
1 90 Lincoln City
Total Venue
126 Home
115 Away
2 Neutral
Total Competition
222 League
21 FA Cup
Total Manager
136 Don Welsh
100 George Kay
7 Caretaker Manager
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 38 5 0 0 0 43
1948-1949 3 1 0 0 0 4
1949-1950 5 2 0 0 0 7
1950-1951 6 0 0 0 0 6
1951-1952 9 1 0 0 0 10
1952-1953 8 0 0 0 0 8
1953-1954 3 0 0 0 0 3
1954-1955 2 0 0 0 0 2
1955-1956 2 1 0 0 0 3
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 11.09.1948 Bolton Wanderers Anfield League
50 22.10.1949 Newcastle United Anfield League
100 27.01.1951 Charlton Athletic The Valley League
150 12.04.1952 Manchester United Old Trafford League
200 05.12.1953 Blackpool Anfield League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 87 09.10.1948 Chelsea Anfield League
Related Quotes

"I have a confession to make. My ambition as a schoolboy was that one day I might be good enough to play for Everton! Please don’t hold it against me. I was very young at the time. Seriously it would have been nearly as big an honour to play for Everton as for Liverpool, but I’m glad now that the fates decreed that I should land at Anfield. Liverpool is a grand club, and our players are the finest lot of chaps you could meet anywhere.

Nothing so far has given me greater thrill that when I first appeared in the senior side early last season, and to have been a member of the team which went nineteen games without defeat this campaign is an honour I shall remember all my days."

Jimmy Payne in 1950

Scrapbook
A wonderful morning, but not a wonderful day - Football Monthly December 1955
A wonderful morning, but not a wonderful day - Football Monthly December 1955
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Bootle ATC N/A N/A N/A N/A
Everton 1955-1956 England First Division 1 0 1 0
Everton 1956-1957 England First Division 4 2 5 2
Total 5 2 6 2