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Peter Platt

Peter Platt

Birthdate: 23 January 1883
Birthplace: Rishton, England
Date of death: January 1922
Other clubs: Great Harwood (1898-99), Blackburn Rovers (1900-01), Oswaldtwistle Rovers (1901-02), Luton Town (1904-09), Nuneaton Town
Bought from: Blackburn Rovers
Signed for LFC: 01.05.1902
Liverpool debut: 11.10.1902
Last appearance: 23.04.1904
Contract expiry: 1904
Win ratio: 38.64% W:17 D:5 L:22
LFC league games/goals: 43 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 44 / 0

Player profile

Liverpool had to agree terms with first division Blackburn Rovers for Platt even though he was then playing for Oswaldtwistle Rovers in the Lancashire Combination. Blackburn still held his League registration so when Platt wanted a return to the League interested parties had to settle a contract with his "former" club. Twenty-year-old Platt took over from Bill Perkins in the Liverpool goal for the last seven League games of 1902/03, having already been picked 15 times earlier in the season. He started the 1903/04 season as first-choice but was replaced by Charles Cotton after 18 matches. Platt won his place back for the last three fixtures of that campaign but never represented the club again. When the next season started on the first day of September 1904, Ned Doig was between the sticks. While at Liverpool Platt was said to be still engaged at his trade as a cotton weaver. Peter Platt passed away only 39 years of age in a mini-flu epidemic in Nuneaton in 1922.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 43 1 0 0 0 44
1902-1903 22 0 0 0 0 22
1903-1904 21 1 0 0 0 22

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
4 Bury
4 Blackburn Rovers
3 Nottingham Forest
3 Wolves
3 WBA
3 Aston Villa
3 Derby
3 Notts County
2 Sheffield United
2 Middlesbrough
2 Newcastle United
2 Sunderland
2 Grimsby Town
2 Bolton Wanderers
2 Everton
1 Birmingham City
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Manchester City
1 Stoke City
Total Competition
43 League
1 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 11.10.1902 WBA The Hawthorns League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Great Harwood 1898-1899 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blackburn Rovers 1900-1901 England First Division 1 0 1 0
Oswaldtwistle Rovers 1901-1902 Lancashire Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Luton Town 1904-1909 Southern League 139 0 139 0
Nuneaton Town 1909- N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 140 0 140 0
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