Players - Bernard Ramsden

Bernard Ramsden
Birthdate: 8 November 1917
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Date of death: March 1976
Other clubs: Sheffield Victoria; Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds United, York City (wartime guest), Sunderland (1948-50), Hartlepools United (1950)
Bought from: Sheffield Victoria
Signed for LFC: January 1935
Liverpool debut: 28.08.1937
Last appearance: 20.12.1947
Contract expiry: 15.03.1948
Win ratio: 51.61% W:32 D:14 L:16
Honours: League Championship 1946/47
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 1 / 0
Wartime games/goals: 37 / 0
League games / goals: 56 / 0
Total games / goals: 62 / 0

Player Profile

Ramsden was a left-back who made his debut for the club as a 19-year-old at Chelsea on the opening day of the 1937/38 season. Ramsden made 14 first division appearances during his debut season and also played in the fourth round FA Cup replay victory over Sheffield United in January 1938. He was only selected for ten League matches the following year but by the time the 1939/40 season opened he had become first-choice. Unfortunately, that season was suspended after only three games due to the outbreak of war.

Ramsden was 27 when the war ended and still considered as the club's first-choice left-back in August 1946. Although he lost his place after making 18 consecutive appearances from the start of the season, that was enough to qualify for a League Championship medal. At the end of the 1946/47 season it was reported that Ramsden was going to marry an American girl by the name of Audrey Clark and settle in New York where he was going to open a florist's business. He had met the girl when he saved the life of one of her relatives and was told to call on them when he was near New York and by fate Liverpool toured America in 1946. They fell in love and the rest should be history. Whatever happened between them the fact was that Ramsden returned for the 1947/48 season where he had to settle for playing second fiddle to Ray Lambert who took over his position.

Ramsden moved on to Sunderland in March 1948 before finishing his playing career with their North-East neighbours Hartlepools United. Ramsden was "a bit of a vocalist" and had an offer to perform in music halls, but he preferred to stay in football.
Appearances per season
Please note

The three League games played in the 1939/40 season were expunged from Football League records as the season was stopped due to World War II. The games are therefore not considered valid by LFChistory.net and as the "Association of football statisticians" does not count them towards official player totals.

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 56 6 0 0 0 62
1936-1937 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937-1938 14 1 0 0 0 15
1938-1939 10 3 0 0 0 13
1939-1940 0 0 0 0 0 0
1945-1946 0 1 0 0 0 1
1946-1947 23 1 0 0 0 24
1947-1948 9 0 0 0 0 9
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
5 Preston North End
5 Grimsby Town
4 Middlesbrough
4 Huddersfield Town
3 Charlton Athletic
3 Leeds United
3 Portsmouth
3 Blackpool
3 Wolves
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 Sheffield United
3 Brentford
2 Chelsea
2 Manchester City
2 Blackburn Rovers
2 Everton
2 Aston Villa
2 Derby
1 Stoke City
1 Luton Town
1 Manchester United
1 WBA
1 Burnley
1 Arsenal
1 Birmingham City
1 Stockport County
Total Competition
56 League
6 FA Cup
Wartime Appearances / Goals
Season Appearances Goals
1939-1940 12 0
1940-1941 1 0
1941-1942 2 0
1945-1946 22 0
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 28.08.1937 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League
50 22.02.1947 Huddersfield Town Anfield League
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Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Sheffield Victoria N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sunderland 1947-1948 England First Division 2 0 2 0
Sunderland 1948-1949 England First Division 10 0 11 0
Hartlepool United 1949-1950 England Third Division North 13 0 13 0
Total 25 0 26 0