Players - Syd Roberts

Syd Roberts
Birthdate: March 1911
Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool, England
Other clubs: Shrewsbury Town (1937-38), Chester (1938-39); Northfleet United (wartime guest)
Bought from: Bootle JOC (youth)
Signed for LFC: July 1928
Liverpool debut: 23.04.1932
Last appearance: 02.09.1936
Debut goal: 08.10.1932
Last goal: 12.01.1935
Contract expiry: August 1937
Win ratio: 37.1% W:23 D:16 L:23
Games/goals ratio: 4.77
League games / goals: 58 / 10
Total games / goals: 62 / 13

Player Profile

Roberts joined Liverpool after growing up at Bootle Junior Ordnance Corps. Although Roberts was part of Liverpool's squad for six different seasons, he only played in 58 League matches for the club and a large number of those, 25, came in 1932/33. He was mostly used as an inside-forward on both the left and right flank. He had been a regular when he got seriously injured in a cup-tie against Tranmere at the end of January 1934 and didn't return to action until in December that year. At the end of the 1934/35 season he had to undergo an operation on his left knee for cartilage trouble and only featured in eight games during his last two years at Liverpool.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 58 4 0 0 0 62
1931-1932 1 0 0 0 0 1
1932-1933 25 0 0 0 0 25
1933-1934 13 2 0 0 0 15
1934-1935 11 2 0 0 0 13
1935-1936 6 0 0 0 0 6
1936-1937 2 0 0 0 0 2
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
6 540 Portsmouth
5 450 Sheffield Wednesday
4 360 Middlesbrough
4 360 Leeds United
4 360 Blackburn Rovers
3 270 WBA
3 270 Arsenal
3 270 Birmingham City
3 270 Huddersfield Town
3 270 Derby
3 270 Stoke City
3 270 Sunderland
2 180 Aston Villa
2 180 Blackpool
2 180 Leicester City
1 90 Manchester City
1 90 Tottenham
1 90 Brentford
1 90 Tranmere Rovers
1 90 Yeovil Town
1 90 Sheffield United
1 90 Newcastle United
1 90 Preston North End
1 90 Fulham
1 90 Everton
1 90 Wolves
1 90 Bolton Wanderers
Total Venue
32 Home
30 Away
Total Competition
58 League
4 FA Cup
Total Manager
60 George Patterson (2nd term)
2 George Kay
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 10 3 0 0 0 13
1931-1932 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932-1933 6 0 0 0 0 6
1933-1934 3 1 0 0 0 4
1934-1935 1 2 0 0 0 3
1935-1936 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936-1937 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Competition
10 League
3 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
3 16-30 minutes
5 76-90 minutes
1 91-120 minutes
Total Goal origin
13 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 23.04.1932 Portsmouth Anfield League
50 26.01.1935 Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park FA Cup
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 47 08.10.1932 Leicester City Filbert Street League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Shrewsbury Town 1937-1938 Midland League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chester City 1937-1938 England Third Division North 17 3 20 3
Chester City 1938-1939 England Third Division North 12 3 12 3
Total 29 6 32 6