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Ted Savage

Ted Savage

Birthdate: February 1912
Birthplace: Louth, Lincolnshire, England
Date of death: 30 January 1964
Other clubs: Lincoln City (1928-31), Manchester United (1937-38), Wrexham (1938-45); Carlisle United, West Ham United, Chelsea, Fulham, Millwall, Southport, York City (wartime guest)
Bought from: Lincoln City
Signed for LFC: £2,750, 05.05.1931
Liverpool debut: 26.09.1931
Last appearance: 16.10.1937
Debut goal: 26.09.1931
Last goal: 26.09.1931
Contract expiry: 30.12.1937
Win ratio: 38.1% W:40 D:21 L:44
LFC league games/goals: 100 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 105 / 2

Player profile

Ted Savage made a name for himself in third division Lincoln's ranks at the tender age of 17. The half-back played 100 matches for Lincoln from 1928-1931. Following the club just missing out on promotion to the Second Division he was sold to Liverpool in May 1931. Although primarily a half-back Savage made his first division debut as an inside-left when Liverpool faced Grimsby Town at Anfield on 26 September 1931 and scored twice in a 4-0 victory. He would never find the net for the club again in the 104 games that followed, but he did play in the vast majority as a defender. The only seasons when Savage could be considered a first-team regular were 1934/35 and 1935/36. He played in 27 of the 42 League fixtures those seasons but apart from that was only occasionally selected. His final appearance for the club came in an away game at Wolverhampton on 16 October 1937.

Savage joined Manchester United in December 1937, signed as a cover, and only made five appearances for the club. After only a ten months' stay he moved to Wrexham where he played 26 League matches in Third Division North before World War II ended his professional playing career.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 100 5 0 0 0 105
1931-1932 7 0 0 0 0 7
1932-1933 11 0 0 0 0 11
1933-1934 15 0 0 0 0 15
1934-1935 27 2 0 0 0 29
1935-1936 27 2 0 0 0 29
1936-1937 8 1 0 0 0 9
1937-1938 5 0 0 0 0 5

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
8 Manchester City
8 Arsenal
6 Chelsea
6 WBA
6 Portsmouth
6 Derby
5 Middlesbrough
5 Aston Villa
5 Blackburn Rovers
5 Birmingham City
4 Grimsby Town
4 Sunderland
4 Leeds United
4 Huddersfield Town
3 Everton
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 Stoke City
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 Leicester City
2 Preston North End
2 Tottenham
2 Wolves
2 Charlton Athletic
1 Manchester United
1 Sheffield United
1 Swansea City
1 Norwich City
1 Brentford
1 Yeovil Town
Total Competition
100 League
5 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
1931-1932 2 0 0 0 0 2
1932-1933 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933-1934 0 0 0 0 0 0
1934-1935 0 0 0 0 0 0
1935-1936 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936-1937 0 0 0 0 0 0
1937-1938 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
2 Grimsby Town
Total Competition
2 League
Total Goal minute period
1 61-75 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
2 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 26.09.1931 Grimsby Town Anfield League
50 19.01.1935 Portsmouth Fratton Park League
100 03.04.1937 Derby Baseball Ground League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 66 26.09.1931 Grimsby Town Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Lincoln City 1928-1929 England Third Division North 13 1 13 1
Lincoln City 1929-1930 England Third Division North 41 1 43 1
Lincoln City 1930-1931 England Third Division North 42 1 44 1
Manchester United 1937-1938 England Second Division 4 0 5 0
Wrexham 1938-1939 England Third Division North 26 0 29 0
Total 126 3 134 3
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